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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Prestwich in Greater Manchester? 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 the land of milk and honey 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 July 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Blackford Bridge 1
Unsworth 1
Besses o’ th’ Barn 0
Oak Bank 0
Rainsough 0
Chapel Field 0
Lower Kersal 0
Kersal 0
Higher Blackley 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
Holyrood (Best) 11644/32845
Pilkington Park 11678/32845
Sedgley 12299/32845
Claremont 14122/32845
Irwell Riverside 2779/32845
Crumpsall 3052/32845
Pendlebury 7220/32845
St Mary's 8012/32845
Kersal 8918/32845
Besses (Worst) 8969/32845
Reader Opinion:

Prestwich - Where the streets are paved with dog turds

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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Manchester 1.72% 5.37% 12.45% 31.69% 48.76%
Salford 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%
Bury (Prestwich) 1.26% 4.61% 13.74% 33.3% 47.08%

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

Swinton is a sewer, I moved here from Macclesfield, big mistake!

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

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