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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Rochdale 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 Rochdale 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 Rochdale the land of milk and honey or are Heywood, Littleborough and Milnrow a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rochdale

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 Rochdale. 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
Syke 4
Buckley 2
Great Howarth 2
Spotland Bridge 1
Stoneyfield 0
Belfield 0
Newbold 0
Lower Place 0
Greengate 0
Balderstone 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Healey and Whitworth (Best) 14750/32845
Wardle and West Littleborough 8655/32845
Healey 6263/32845
Bamford 6188/32845
Spotland and Falinge 4191/32845
Balderstone and Kirkholt 3322/32845
Smallbridge and Firgrove 2556/32845
Milkstone and Deeplish 2287/32845
Kingsway 2193/32845
Central Rochdale (Worst) 1365/32845
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Your Health in Rochdale

If you are thinking of moving to Rochdale, 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 Rochdale 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%
Rochdale (Rochdale) 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%
Oldham 1.52% 5.42% 14.57% 33.34% 45.14%
Bury 1.26% 4.61% 13.74% 33.3% 47.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Healey and Whitworth (Best) 13681/32845
Bamford 10188/32845
Healey 9859/32845
Wardle and West Littleborough 8479/32845
Spotland and Falinge 7135/32845
Balderstone and Kirkholt 6293/32845
Kingsway 4278/32845
Smallbridge and Firgrove 3951/32845
Milkstone and Deeplish 3799/32845
Central Rochdale (Worst) 2803/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Rochdale

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 Rochdale. 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
Healey and Whitworth (Best) 15535/32845
Bamford 15153/32845
Wardle and West Littleborough 13597/32845
Healey 13245/32845
Spotland and Falinge 9837/32845
Balderstone and Kirkholt 7041/32845
Smallbridge and Firgrove 4806/32845
Kingsway 3686/32845
Milkstone and Deeplish 2260/32845
Central Rochdale (Worst) 1645/32845

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