Moving to Windermere, Cumbria? What you need to know

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Moving to Windermere, Cumbria - What you need to know
Moving to Windermere, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Windermere 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 Windermere 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 Windermere the land of milk and honey or are Ambleside, Bowness on Windermere and Staveley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Windermere

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Windermere. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Heathwaite 19
Ferney Green 8
Heaning 5
Waterhead 4
Storrs 2
Clappersgate 1
High Cunsey 1
Belle Isle 0
Bowness-On-Windermere 0
Far Sawrey 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broughton & Coniston (Best) 31730/32845
Kendal South & Natland 31658/32845
Cartmel 29252/32845
Kendal West 28919/32845
Bowness & Levens 27933/32845
Windermere 27490/32845
Kendal East 27141/32845
Ambleside & Grasmere 25109/32845
Kendal North 23103/32845
Kendal Town (Worst) 20038/32845

Your Health in Windermere

If you are thinking of moving to Windermere, 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 Windermere 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
Lancaster 1.3% 4.49% 13.7% 33.84% 46.67%
Allerdale 1.31% 4.94% 14.74% 34.53% 44.48%
Barrow-in-Furness 1.8% 6.57% 15.77% 33.1% 42.75%
South Lakeland (Windermere) 0.96% 3.57% 13.62% 35.1% 46.75%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broughton & Coniston (Best) 26785/32845
Bowness & Levens 25975/32845
Ambleside & Grasmere 25443/32845
Kendal South & Natland 24989/32845
Cartmel 24889/32845
Windermere 24271/32845
Kendal East 21356/32845
Kendal North 20783/32845
Kendal Town 20142/32845
Kendal West (Worst) 18992/32845

Deprivation in Windermere

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 Windermere. 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
Kendal South & Natland (Best) 27865/32845
Kendal East 24080/32845
Windermere 22710/32845
Kendal West 22398/32845
Ambleside & Grasmere 21942/32845
Kendal Town 21461/32845
Bowness & Levens 21005/32845
Cartmel 20695/32845
Broughton & Coniston 20024/32845
Kendal North (Worst) 19134/32845

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