Is Sedbergh, Cumbria a nice place to live?

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Moving to Sedbergh, Cumbria - What you need to know
Moving to Sedbergh, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Sedbergh 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 Sedbergh 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 Sedbergh truly a nice place to live, or are Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale and Milnthorpe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sedbergh

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 Sedbergh. 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
Millthrop 1
Hollins 1
Tebay 0
Birks 0
Barbon 0
Gawthrop 0
Patton Bridge 0
Meal Bank 0
Roundthwaite 0
Greenside 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Penyghent (Best) 32298/32845
Kendal South & Natland 31658/32845
Orton with Tebay 31263/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 29908/32845
Kendal West 28919/32845
Kendal Rural 28248/32845
Kendal East 27141/32845
Kirkby Stephen 27073/32845
Kendal North 23103/32845
Kendal Town (Worst) 20038/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kendal - Cumbria's knock off Lancaster

Your Health in Sedbergh

If you are thinking of moving to Sedbergh, 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 Sedbergh compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Lancaster 1.3% 4.49%
Barrow-in-Furness 1.8% 6.57%
South Lakeland (Sedbergh) 0.96% 3.57%
Eden 0.9% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Penyghent (Best) 27643/32845
Kendal Rural 27197/32845
Kendal South & Natland 24989/32845
Orton with Tebay 22999/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 22597/32845
Kendal East 21356/32845
Kendal North 20783/32845
Kirkby Stephen 20724/32845
Kendal Town 20142/32845
Kendal West (Worst) 18992/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - the bastard cousin of Liverpool

Deprivation in Sedbergh

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 Sedbergh. 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
Kendal South & Natland (Best) 27865/32845
Kendal East 24080/32845
Kendal West 22398/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 22020/32845
Kendal Town 21461/32845
Penyghent 20302/32845
Kendal North 19134/32845
Kendal Rural 18667/32845
Orton with Tebay 16332/32845
Kirkby Stephen (Worst) 15060/32845

Average rent in Sedbergh

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sedbergh

If you are thinking of moving to Sedbergh, 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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