Moving to Rawtenstall, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Rawtenstall, Lancashire - What you need to know
Moving to Rawtenstall, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Rawtenstall 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 Rawtenstall 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 Rawtenstall the land of milk and honey or are Ramsbottom, Bacup and Haslingden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rawtenstall

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 Rawtenstall. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Laund 45
New Hall Hey 36
Height End 33
Constable Lee 29
Newchurch 28
Cloughfold 28
Reeds Holme 25
Edgeside 23
Rawtenstall 17
Balladen 9

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

Ward Average rank in England
Goodshaw (Best) 27788/32845
Eden 22312/32845
Cribden 20088/32845
Whitewell 19659/32845
Greenfield 17414/32845
Longholme 12658/32845
Hareholme 11264/32845
Greensclough 8717/32845
Worsley 8133/32845
Stacksteads (Worst) 6982/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bacup, you can tell it's a chav haven even before you get there

Your Health in Rawtenstall

If you are thinking of moving to Rawtenstall, 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 Rawtenstall 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
Bury 1.26% 4.61% 13.74% 33.3% 47.08%
Burnley 1.73% 5.99% 15.72% 33.64% 42.93%
Hyndburn 1.66% 5.95% 15.14% 34.2% 43.05%
Rossendale (Rawtenstall) 1.41% 5.11% 14.13% 33.11% 46.24%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eden (Best) 19303/32845
Cribden 17212/32845
Goodshaw 13860/32845
Hareholme 12522/32845
Greenfield 12471/32845
Longholme 11770/32845
Greensclough 8817/32845
Whitewell 8087/32845
Worsley 6515/32845
Stacksteads (Worst) 4917/32845
Reader Opinion:

A good number of men living in Burnley have had it with their sister

Deprivation in Rawtenstall

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 Rawtenstall. 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
Goodshaw (Best) 21000/32845
Eden 20029/32845
Cribden 19505/32845
Greenfield 18193/32845
Hareholme 12042/32845
Longholme 11810/32845
Whitewell 10209/32845
Greensclough 9587/32845
Worsley 7631/32845
Stacksteads (Worst) 4627/32845

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