Moving to Whitworth, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Whitworth, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Whitworth 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 Whitworth 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 Whitworth the land of milk and honey or are Littleborough, Rochdale and Bacup a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Whitworth

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Whitworth. 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
Higher Hogshead 26
Belgrave 17
Facit 7
Millgate 7
Britannia 6
Wallbank 5
Broadley 3
Shawforth 3
Syke 2
Wardle 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Facit and Shawforth (Best) 10515/32845
Central Rochdale 1365/32845
Healey and Whitworth 14750/32845
Smallbridge and Firgrove 2556/32845
Spotland and Falinge 4191/32845
Healey 6263/32845
Stacksteads 6982/32845
Wardle and West Littleborough 8655/32845
Greensclough 8717/32845
Irwell (Worst) 9642/32845
Reader Opinion:

Rochdale, I must warn you to steel yourself my friend

Your Health in Whitworth

If you are thinking of moving to Whitworth, 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 Whitworth 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
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%
Bury 1.26% 4.61% 13.74% 33.3% 47.08%
Burnley 1.73% 5.99% 15.72% 33.64% 42.93%
Rossendale (Whitworth) 1.41% 5.11% 14.13% 33.11% 46.24%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Facit and Shawforth (Best) 11938/32845
Healey and Whitworth 13681/32845
Central Rochdale 2803/32845
Smallbridge and Firgrove 3951/32845
Stacksteads 4917/32845
Spotland and Falinge 7135/32845
Irwell 7522/32845
Wardle and West Littleborough 8479/32845
Greensclough 8817/32845
Healey (Worst) 9859/32845
Reader Opinion:

Oldham - Drugs, Grooming and early death

Deprivation in Whitworth

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 Whitworth. 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
Facit and Shawforth (Best) 10302/32845
Healey 13245/32845
Wardle and West Littleborough 13597/32845
Healey and Whitworth 15535/32845
Central Rochdale 1645/32845
Stacksteads 4627/32845
Smallbridge and Firgrove 4806/32845
Irwell 7811/32845
Greensclough 9587/32845
Spotland and Falinge (Worst) 9837/32845

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