Moving to Preston, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Preston, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Preston in Lancashire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Preston is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Preston the land of milk and honey or are Leyland, Longridge and Penwortham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Preston

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Preston. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Holme Slack 209
Fulwood 203
Brookfield 192
Ribbleton 165
Cadley 111
Frenchwood 106
Fishwick 93
Lower Penwortham 84
Walton-le-Dale 46
Higher Penwortham 8

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Preston. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Preston. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Cadley (Best) 11459/32845
Greyfriars 19726/32845
Howick & Priory 22216/32845
Garrison 22410/32845
Plungington 5711/32845
City Centre 5873/32845
Fishwick & Frenchwood 6116/32845
Deepdale 6498/32845
Ashton 8204/32845
St Matthew's (Worst) 867/32845
Reader Opinion:

Blackpool (arsehole of the world)

Your Health in Preston

If you are thinking of moving to Preston, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Preston compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Blackburn with Darwen 1.58% 5.71% 14.05% 33.23% 45.42%
Preston (Preston) 1.32% 4.74% 13.26% 34.12% 46.56%
Chorley 1.22% 4.31% 13.27% 33.32% 47.88%
South Ribble 1.03% 4.1% 13.06% 34.12% 47.69%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Preston. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Preston. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Garrison (Best) 12022/32845
Greyfriars 17493/32845
Howick & Priory 19932/32845
St Matthew's 2462/32845
City Centre 3025/32845
Fishwick & Frenchwood 4752/32845
Plungington 5256/32845
Deepdale 5281/32845
Ashton 8068/32845
Cadley (Worst) 9928/32845
Reader Opinion:

Buckshaw village - it's becoming a vile place to be

Deprivation in Preston

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Preston. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Ashton (Best) 12453/32845
Cadley 14762/32845
St Matthew's 1799/32845
Garrison 21673/32845
Greyfriars 26081/32845
Howick & Priory 29113/32845
Fishwick & Frenchwood 4192/32845
Deepdale 4581/32845
City Centre 4987/32845
Plungington (Worst) 7259/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






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  2. Blackpool (******** of the world)

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  4. Blackpool: Through the Rectum of the 5th horseman and out to Dante’s cesspit

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  5. Blackpool: The seaside slum of littered beaches and ****** benefit bums

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  6. Blackburn –  Dear oh dear me

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  7. Buckshaw village – it’s becoming a **** place to be

    Buckshaw village – it’s becoming a **** place to be

  8. Mawdesley.  Home to every boss you hated.

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