Moving to Wilmslow, Cheshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wilmslow, Cheshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wilmslow in Cheshire? 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 Wilmslow 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 Wilmslow the land of milk and honey or are Birchwood, Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wilmslow

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 Wilmslow. 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
Finney Green 57
Handforth 47
Lacey Green 39
Gillbent 26
Heald Green 13
Hope Green 3
Moss Nook 2
Peel Hall 1
Cheadle Hulme 0
Warburton Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heald Green (Best) 13512/32845
Wilmslow Lacey Green 16771/32845
Handforth 19288/32845
Cheadle Hulme South 20371/32845
Wilmslow West and Chorley 22780/32845
Wilmslow East 23729/32845
Wilmslow Dean Row 24395/32845
Mobberley 25061/32845
Alderley Edge 26631/32845
Woodhouse Park (Worst) 5063/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wilmslow - Hollywood of the North

Your Health in Wilmslow

If you are thinking of moving to Wilmslow, 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 Wilmslow 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
Cheshire East (Wilmslow) 1.06% 3.85% 12.78% 33.25% 49.06%
Tameside 1.6% 5.7% 15.05% 33.7% 43.96%
Stockport 1.21% 4.41% 13.27% 33.27% 47.83%
Trafford 1.13% 4.09% 12.16% 31.64% 50.97%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Woodhouse Park (Best) 1165/32845
Heald Green 15198/32845
Handforth 16881/32845
Cheadle Hulme South 19377/32845
Wilmslow Lacey Green 19793/32845
Mobberley 23983/32845
Wilmslow West and Chorley 27654/32845
Wilmslow East 28387/32845
Wilmslow Dean Row 28930/32845
Alderley Edge (Worst) 29992/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stafford truly is the new Crewe and then some!

Deprivation in Wilmslow

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 Wilmslow. 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
Handforth (Best) 19509/32845
Heald Green 20449/32845
Mobberley 21999/32845
Wilmslow Lacey Green 22073/32845
Cheadle Hulme South 26990/32845
Wilmslow Dean Row 28090/32845
Wilmslow West and Chorley 29876/32845
Woodhouse Park 3034/32845
Wilmslow East 31043/32845
Alderley Edge (Worst) 31589/32845

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