Is Shaw and Crompton, Greater Manchester a nice place to live?

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Moving to Shaw and Crompton, Greater Manchester - What you need to know
Moving to Shaw and Crompton, Greater Manchester - What you need to know

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

Crime in Shaw and Crompton

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 Shaw and Crompton. 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
Newhey 2
Jubilee 2
Shaw 0
Shaw Side 0
High Crompton 0
Crompton Fold 0
Fullwood 0
Clough 0
Bentgate 0
Burnedge 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Saddleworth North (Best) 17508/32845
Crompton 10483/32845
Milnrow and Newhey 9209/32845
Chadderton North 6851/32845
St James' 6766/32845
Royton South 6710/32845
Shaw 6441/32845
St Mary's 4037/32845
Waterhead 3715/32845
Kingsway (Worst) 2193/32845
Reader Opinion:

Shaw, trapped between Oldham & Rochdale like a fart between bum cheeks

Your Health in Shaw and Crompton

If you are thinking of moving to Shaw and Crompton, 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 Shaw and Crompton 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 (Shaw and Crompton) 1.52% 5.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Saddleworth North (Best) 18106/32845
Chadderton North 12131/32845
Royton South 9549/32845
Shaw 9241/32845
Waterhead 8403/32845
Crompton 8195/32845
Milnrow and Newhey 7652/32845
St James' 6952/32845
Kingsway 4278/32845
St Mary's (Worst) 4168/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bury: a difficult place to like

Deprivation in Shaw and Crompton

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 Shaw and Crompton. 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
Saddleworth North (Best) 24034/32845
Chadderton North 15979/32845
Crompton 15855/32845
Milnrow and Newhey 14600/32845
Royton South 13484/32845
Shaw 12280/32845
St James' 9887/32845
Waterhead 8500/32845
Kingsway 3686/32845
St Mary's (Worst) 2136/32845

Average rent in Shaw and Crompton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Shaw and Crompton

If you are thinking of moving to Shaw and Crompton, 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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