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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Salford 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 Salford 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 Salford the land of milk and honey or are Eccles, Manchester and Tyldsley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Salford

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 Salford. 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
Pendleton 1
Charlestown 1
Lower Broughton 1
Higher Broughton 1
Brindle Heath 0
Weaste 0
Salford 0
Kersal 0
Lower Kersal 0
Irlams o’ th’ Height 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Longford (Best) 12933/32845
Claremont 14122/32845
Langworthy 1708/32845
Gorse Hill 17401/32845
Irwell Riverside 2779/32845
Broughton 3328/32845
Deansgate 3409/32845
Eccles 6921/32845
Ordsall 7438/32845
Weaste and Seedley (Worst) 9959/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newton Heath, Manchester, put simply is the arse-end of the world

Your Health in Salford

If you are thinking of moving to Salford, 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 Salford 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 (Salford) 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Tameside 1.6% 5.7% 15.05% 33.7% 43.96%
Trafford 1.13% 4.09% 12.16% 31.64% 50.97%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gorse Hill (Best) 10782/32845
Longford 10965/32845
Langworthy 1415/32845
Broughton 2277/32845
Irwell Riverside 2768/32845
Weaste and Seedley 3736/32845
Ordsall 6312/32845
Eccles 7422/32845
Claremont 7430/32845
Deansgate (Worst) 9134/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stretford, parades of fast food joints & tatty money laundering shops

Deprivation in Salford

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 Salford. 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
Longford (Best) 10364/32845
Ordsall 11061/32845
Eccles 11471/32845
Deansgate 11483/32845
Gorse Hill 13126/32845
Claremont 14814/32845
Langworthy 2674/32845
Broughton 4031/32845
Irwell Riverside 5648/32845
Weaste and Seedley (Worst) 7957/32845

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