Moving to Skelmersdale, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Skelmersdale, Lancashire - What you need to know
Moving to Skelmersdale, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Skelmersdale in Lancashire? 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 Skelmersdale 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 Skelmersdale the land of milk and honey or are Wigan, Ormskirk and Rainford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Skelmersdale

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 Skelmersdale. 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
Birch Green 87
Town Centre 75
Tanhouse 68
Ashurst 43
Chapel House 35
Pennylands 35
Dalton 20
Bank Top 13
Holland Lees 4
Blaguegate 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newburgh (Best) 31365/32845
Wrightington 28259/32845
Up Holland 23693/32845
Ashurst 21931/32845
Skelmersdale South 18403/32845
Skelmersdale North 18221/32845
Birch Green 11852/32845
Tanhouse 8235/32845
Digmoor 6374/32845
Moorside (Worst) 3026/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chorley the arse crack of Satan's drug dealer

Your Health in Skelmersdale

If you are thinking of moving to Skelmersdale, 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 Skelmersdale 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
Sefton 1.62% 5.68% 14.84% 32.55% 45.32%
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29% 14.68% 29.82% 46.03%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48% 14.94% 31.93% 44.85%
West Lancashire (Skelmersdale) 1.45% 4.86% 13.37% 32.73% 47.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newburgh (Best) 22499/32845
Wrightington 20955/32845
Up Holland 19654/32845
Ashurst 15351/32845
Skelmersdale South 9720/32845
Skelmersdale North 8114/32845
Moorside 7404/32845
Tanhouse 6602/32845
Digmoor 6418/32845
Birch Green (Worst) 5365/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wigan - where hell once froze over... and then it rained constantly

Deprivation in Skelmersdale

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 Skelmersdale. 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
Wrightington (Best) 27154/32845
Newburgh 25480/32845
Up Holland 19820/32845
Ashurst 17924/32845
Skelmersdale South 10800/32845
Skelmersdale North 9027/32845
Moorside 4266/32845
Digmoor 4082/32845
Tanhouse 3966/32845
Birch Green (Worst) 3853/32845

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