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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Royton 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 Royton 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 Royton truly a nice place to live, or are Chadderton, Oldham and Shaw and Crompton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Royton

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 Royton. 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
Long Sight 1
Low Common 0
Haggate 0
Royton 0
Shaw 0
Shaw Side 0
High Crompton 0
Heyside 0
Gravel Hole 0
Holden Fold 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crompton (Best) 10483/32845
Chadderton North 6851/32845
St James' 6766/32845
Royton South 6710/32845
Royton North 6310/32845
Castleton 5278/32845
Werneth 4244/32845
St Mary's 4037/32845
Waterhead 3715/32845
Coldhurst (Worst) 3312/32845
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Your Health in Royton

If you are thinking of moving to Royton, 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 Royton 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%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88%
Tameside 1.6% 5.7%
Oldham (Royton) 1.52% 5.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chadderton North (Best) 12131/32845
Royton North 10455/32845
Royton South 9549/32845
Waterhead 8403/32845
Crompton 8195/32845
St James' 6952/32845
Werneth 6707/32845
Coldhurst 5913/32845
Castleton 5334/32845
St Mary's (Worst) 4168/32845
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Deprivation in Royton

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 Royton. 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
Chadderton North (Best) 15979/32845
Crompton 15855/32845
Royton North 15091/32845
Royton South 13484/32845
St James' 9887/32845
Castleton 8507/32845
Waterhead 8500/32845
Werneth 4337/32845
Coldhurst 4059/32845
St Mary's (Worst) 2136/32845

Average rent in Royton

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Royton 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 Royton.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Royton

If you are thinking of moving to Royton, 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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