Is Prestwich, Greater Manchester a nice place to live?

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Moving to Prestwich, Greater Manchester - What you need to know
Moving to Prestwich, Greater Manchester - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Prestwich a nice place to live?'' 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 Prestwich 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 Prestwich truly a nice place to live, or are Pendlebury, Radcliffe and Whitefield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Prestwich

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Prestwich. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Besses o’ th’ Barn 3
Blackford Bridge 1
Higher Blackley 1
Oak Bank 0
Rainsough 0
Chapel Field 0
Lower Kersal 0
Kersal 0
Unsworth 0
Pendlebury 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Prestwich. 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 Prestwich. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Claremont (Best) 14122/32845
Sedgley 12299/32845
Pilkington Park 11678/32845
Holyrood 11644/32845
Besses 8969/32845
Kersal 8918/32845
St Mary's 8012/32845
Pendlebury 7220/32845
Crumpsall 3052/32845
Irwell Riverside (Worst) 2779/32845
Reader Opinion:

Radcliffe is quickly turning into a ghetto

Your Health in Prestwich

If you are thinking of moving to Prestwich, 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 Prestwich compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Manchester 1.72% 5.37%
Salford 1.7% 5.87%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88%
Bury (Prestwich) 1.26% 4.61%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Prestwich. 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 Prestwich. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Sedgley (Best) 16115/32845
Pilkington Park 14088/32845
Holyrood 13637/32845
St Mary's 10681/32845
Besses 9342/32845
Kersal 9097/32845
Claremont 7430/32845
Pendlebury 4813/32845
Crumpsall 4684/32845
Irwell Riverside (Worst) 2768/32845
Reader Opinion:

Prestwich - Where the streets are paved with dog turds

Deprivation in Prestwich

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 Prestwich. 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
Pilkington Park (Best) 17164/32845
Sedgley 16962/32845
Holyrood 14999/32845
Claremont 14814/32845
St Mary's 13141/32845
Besses 10935/32845
Kersal 9520/32845
Pendlebury 8537/32845
Irwell Riverside 5648/32845
Crumpsall (Worst) 4168/32845

Average rent in Prestwich

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Prestwich are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Prestwich.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Prestwich

If you are thinking of moving to Prestwich, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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