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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Whitefield 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 Whitefield 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 Whitefield the land of milk and honey or are Bury, Prestwich and Radcliffe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Whitefield

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 Whitefield. 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
Blackford Bridge 1
Unsworth 1
Redvales 1
Hollins 1
Fishpool 1
Chapel Field 0
Besses o’ th’ Barn 0
Oak Bank 0
Radcliffe 0
Gigg 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Holyrood (Best) 11644/32845
Pilkington Park 11678/32845
Sedgley 12299/32845
Unsworth 12878/32845
East 2601/32845
Higher Blackley 2675/32845
Radcliffe West 7440/32845
Redvales 7862/32845
St Mary's 8012/32845
Besses (Worst) 8969/32845
Reader Opinion:

Radcliffe is quickly turning into a ghetto

Your Health in Whitefield

If you are thinking of moving to Whitefield, 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 Whitefield 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%
Salford 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%
Bury (Whitefield) 1.26% 4.61% 13.74% 33.3% 47.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Mary's (Best) 10681/32845
Holyrood 13637/32845
Pilkington Park 14088/32845
Unsworth 15567/32845
Sedgley 16115/32845
Higher Blackley 3142/32845
East 6303/32845
Radcliffe West 8785/32845
Besses 9342/32845
Redvales (Worst) 9874/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darwen: a pretty little market town? the reality can't be more different!

Deprivation in Whitefield

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 Whitefield. 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
Radcliffe West (Best) 10634/32845
Besses 10935/32845
St Mary's 13141/32845
Holyrood 14999/32845
Sedgley 16962/32845
Pilkington Park 17164/32845
Unsworth 18968/32845
Higher Blackley 3517/32845
East 4843/32845
Redvales (Worst) 9534/32845

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