Moving to Wesham, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wesham, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wesham 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 Wesham 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 Wesham the land of milk and honey or are Kirkham, Lytham St Annes and Medlar with Wesham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wesham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wesham. 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
Hall Cross 30
Dowbridge 22
Corner Row 8
Ribby 5
Bolton Houses 4
Moor Side 3
Medlar 1
Esprick 1
Greenhalgh 1
Great Plumpton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Medlar-with-Wesham (Best) 17717/32845
Kirkham South 19117/32845
Kirkham North 21202/32845
Clifton 22254/32845
Warton and Westby 22283/32845
Freckleton East 23857/32845
Freckleton West 25133/32845
St Johns 26458/32845
Newton and Treales 27452/32845
Ribby-with-Wrea (Worst) 30227/32845
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Your Health in Wesham

If you are thinking of moving to Wesham, 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 Wesham 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
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28% 16.88% 33.8% 39.84%
Preston 1.32% 4.74% 13.26% 34.12% 46.56%
Wyre 1.66% 5.52% 15.95% 33.62% 43.25%
Fylde (Wesham) 1.37% 4.87% 15.34% 33.78% 44.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Freckleton West (Best) 12069/32845
Warton and Westby 12074/32845
Medlar-with-Wesham 12515/32845
Clifton 14167/32845
Freckleton East 16331/32845
Kirkham North 18169/32845
Newton and Treales 18218/32845
St Johns 20005/32845
Ribby-with-Wrea 23457/32845
Kirkham South (Worst) 7759/32845

Deprivation in Wesham

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 Wesham. 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
Kirkham South (Best) 15285/32845
Warton and Westby 16366/32845
Medlar-with-Wesham 18769/32845
Freckleton East 20385/32845
Freckleton West 21896/32845
Clifton 23333/32845
Kirkham North 24177/32845
Newton and Treales 24411/32845
St Johns 24776/32845
Ribby-with-Wrea (Worst) 31904/32845

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