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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Westhoughton 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 Westhoughton 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 Westhoughton the land of milk and honey or are Atherton, Hindley and Horwich a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Westhoughton

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 Westhoughton. 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
Hag Fold 1
Lostock Junction 0
Lostock 0
Chew Moor 0
Water’s Nook 0
Chequerbent 0
Four Gates 0
Daisy Hill 0
Hart Common 0
Cooper Turning 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hindley (Best) 11128/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 13259/32845
Heaton and Lostock 13540/32845
Westhoughton South 14708/32845
Hindley Green 15881/32845
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor 16286/32845
Leigh West 3527/32845
Atherleigh 5843/32845
Atherton 6197/32845
Hulton (Worst) 6250/32845
Reader Opinion:

Westhoughton a scrote-infested town in the armpit of the North West

Your Health in Westhoughton

If you are thinking of moving to Westhoughton, 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 Westhoughton 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
Wigan 1.49% 5.7% 14.72% 32.7% 45.39%
Salford 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Bolton (Westhoughton) 1.4% 5.23% 14.14% 33.88% 45.36%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hindley Green (Best) 10593/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 11088/32845
Hulton 11863/32845
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor 15306/32845
Heaton and Lostock 17416/32845
Leigh West 5010/32845
Atherton 6583/32845
Hindley 7316/32845
Atherleigh 7689/32845
Westhoughton South (Worst) 9964/32845
Reader Opinion:

Never in all of my years have I experienced a place like Westhoughton

Deprivation in Westhoughton

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 Westhoughton. 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
Atherleigh (Best) 10309/32845
Hindley 12457/32845
Hulton 13675/32845
Westhoughton South 15673/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 16058/32845
Hindley Green 16210/32845
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor 20778/32845
Heaton and Lostock 21872/32845
Leigh West 5474/32845
Atherton (Worst) 9359/32845

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  1. Westhoughton a ******-******** town in the armpit of the North West

    Westhoughton a ******-******** town in the armpit of the North West

  2. Never in all of my years have I experienced a place like Westhoughton

    Never in all of my years have I experienced a place like Westhoughton