Moving to Workington, Cumbria? What you need to know

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Moving to Workington, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Workington 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 Workington 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 Workington the land of milk and honey or are Harrington, Maryport and Whitehaven a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Workington

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 Workington. 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
North Side 75
Barepot 69
Moorclose 54
Salterbeck 32
Mossbay 23
High Harrington 22
Grayson Green 20
Stainburn 12
Siddick 5
Camerton 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
St John's (Best) 14227/32845
Maryport South 15046/32845
Harrington & Salterbeck 17501/32845
Stainburn & Clifton 24783/32845
Seaton & Northside 25584/32845
Distington, Lowca & Parton 28142/32845
Dalton 32603/32845
St Michael's 7361/32845
Moorclose & Moss Bay 7744/32845
Flimby (Worst) 8809/32845
Reader Opinion:

Workington is the chav armpit of Cumbria

Your Health in Workington

If you are thinking of moving to Workington, 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 Workington 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 (Workington) 1.31% 4.94% 14.74% 34.53% 44.48%
Copeland 1.5% 5.33% 14.89% 33.91% 44.37%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St John's (Best) 11958/32845
Seaton & Northside 12465/32845
Stainburn & Clifton 13181/32845
Dalton 25735/32845
Moorclose & Moss Bay 3908/32845
St Michael's 4563/32845
Flimby 5919/32845
Distington, Lowca & Parton 6639/32845
Maryport South 8180/32845
Harrington & Salterbeck (Worst) 9054/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maryport: The Anti-Social Landfill of Europe

Deprivation in Workington

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 Workington. 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
Harrington & Salterbeck (Best) 11601/32845
St John's 15959/32845
Seaton & Northside 17363/32845
Stainburn & Clifton 19856/32845
Dalton 21286/32845
Moorclose & Moss Bay 3372/32845
St Michael's 4474/32845
Flimby 6919/32845
Maryport South 8296/32845
Distington, Lowca & Parton (Worst) 8981/32845

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  1. Workington is the **** armpit of Cumbria

    Workington is the **** armpit of Cumbria

  2. Maryport: The Anti-Social Landfill of Europe

    Maryport: The Anti-Social Landfill of Europe

  3. Carlisle- Where we’re closed minded t**ts!

    Carlisle- Where we’re closed minded t**ts!

  4. Carlisle, welcome to yesterday… today!

    Carlisle, welcome to yesterday… today!

  5. Oh Longtown… You suck!

    Oh Longtown… You suck!

  6. Kendal – Cumbria’s knock off Lancaster

    Kendal – Cumbria’s knock off Lancaster

  7. Carlisle: the people who inhabit this city are not quite right

    Carlisle: the people who inhabit this city are not quite right

  8. Carlisle, so bad the Scots don’t want it back!

    Carlisle, so bad the Scots don’t want it back!

  9. Carlisle – In-breeding at its best

    Carlisle – In-breeding at its best