Moving to Whitehaven, Cumbria? What you need to know

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Moving to Whitehaven, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Whitehaven in Cumbria? 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 Whitehaven 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 Whitehaven the land of milk and honey or are Cleator Moor, Harrington and Orgill a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Whitehaven

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 Whitehaven. 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
Hensingham 53
Harras 43
Keekle 37
Mirehouse 36
Bleach Green 32
Moresby Parks 15
Tivoli 9
Lowca 8
Kells 7
Parton 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whitehaven South (Best) 16841/32845
Cleator Moor 19003/32845
Whitehaven Central 20850/32845
Kells 21161/32845
Sneckyeat 21725/32845
Corkickle 24695/32845
Moor Row & Bigrigg 26555/32845
Distington, Lowca & Parton 28142/32845
Hillcrest 28402/32845
Moresby (Worst) 30488/32845

Your Health in Whitehaven

If you are thinking of moving to Whitehaven, 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 Whitehaven 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
Carlisle 1.34% 4.62% 13.98% 34.87% 45.19%
Allerdale 1.31% 4.94% 14.74% 34.53% 44.48%
Barrow-in-Furness 1.8% 6.57% 15.77% 33.1% 42.75%
Copeland (Whitehaven) 1.5% 5.33% 14.89% 33.91% 44.37%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hillcrest (Best) 11937/32845
Moresby 13294/32845
Sneckyeat 3186/32845
Whitehaven South 3199/32845
Kells 3578/32845
Cleator Moor 5277/32845
Distington, Lowca & Parton 6639/32845
Whitehaven Central 7582/32845
Moor Row & Bigrigg 8624/32845
Corkickle (Worst) 9511/32845

Deprivation in Whitehaven

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 Whitehaven. 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
Kells (Best) 11009/32845
Whitehaven Central 14481/32845
Moor Row & Bigrigg 14655/32845
Corkickle 17207/32845
Moresby 21239/32845
Hillcrest 22265/32845
Whitehaven South 5247/32845
Distington, Lowca & Parton 8981/32845
Sneckyeat 9367/32845
Cleator Moor (Worst) 9854/32845

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