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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Stockport 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 Stockport 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 Stockport the land of milk and honey or are Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme and Denton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stockport

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 Stockport. 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
Heaton Norris 1
Edgeley 1
Stockport 0
Portwood 0
Shaw Heath 0
Lower Bredbury 0
Arden Park 0
South Reddish 0
Little Moor 0
Cale Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Offerton (Best) 10265/32845
Cheadle Hulme North 10407/32845
Stepping Hill 14399/32845
Brinnington and Central 3811/32845
Edgeley and Cheadle Heath 3896/32845
Davenport and Cale Green 7262/32845
Reddish South 8158/32845
Manor 8561/32845
Heatons South 9378/32845
Heatons North (Worst) 9796/32845
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Your Health in Stockport

If you are thinking of moving to Stockport, 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 Stockport 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%
Tameside 1.6% 5.7% 15.05% 33.7% 43.96%
Stockport (Stockport) 1.21% 4.41% 13.27% 33.27% 47.83%
Trafford 1.13% 4.09% 12.16% 31.64% 50.97%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cheadle Hulme North (Best) 12575/32845
Stepping Hill 14505/32845
Heatons South 15990/32845
Heatons North 16678/32845
Brinnington and Central 2256/32845
Davenport and Cale Green 5858/32845
Edgeley and Cheadle Heath 6044/32845
Manor 7616/32845
Offerton 9037/32845
Reddish South (Worst) 9267/32845
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Deprivation in Stockport

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 Stockport. 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
Manor (Best) 11868/32845
Reddish South 12188/32845
Offerton 14197/32845
Cheadle Hulme North 18496/32845
Heatons South 18964/32845
Heatons North 20373/32845
Stepping Hill 21080/32845
Brinnington and Central 3363/32845
Edgeley and Cheadle Heath 8855/32845
Davenport and Cale Green (Worst) 9440/32845

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