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Neighbourhood Income and Safety Score Map - Greater Manchester


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Bolton

Home to University of Bolton, Bolton town centre is packed with lively pubs and good-value restaurants. Northern areas like Egerton, Bromley Cross are popular among Manchester commuters seeking rural life.
Bolton

Bury

Half an hour away from Manchester city centre, Bury is a great location for families with a number of small, traditional villages scattering across the stunning countryside. Desirable locations include Holcombe, Tottington and Ramsbottom.
Bury

Manchester

Manchester has the largest student population in Europe. Great social life choices and affordable housing costs. But crime levels are high, second to London among major cities in the UK.
Manchester

Oldham

Like many North industrial towns, Oldham is trying to reframe itself in the post-industrial world. Investments around Alexandra Park attracted young families, while most house hunters turn to villages like Moorside and Shaw.
Oldham

Rochdale

Home of the Hollingworth Lake, Rochdale has one of the most affordable housings in Greater Manchester with the great outdoor environment. Crime is still an issue in areas like train station, but big investments are trying to improve it.
Rochdale

Salford

Salford is a place to enjoy a rich lifestyle at an affordable price. It has issues with crime and rundown streets. Big projects are invested to improve it. Desirable residential locations include Worsley and Boothstown.
Salford

Stockport

Bridging Manchester and Cheshire, Stockport has something for every budget. Bramhall, Heaton and Cheadle are among the most sought Victorian suburbs. Town centre also gets popular for its connection to Manchester and London Euston.
High Peak

Tameside

Stretching from Manchester to Peak District, Tameside is an affordable choice for first-time buyers and those seeking a quieter life. Some areas have deep deprivation issues and require a boost to the local economy.
Tameside

Trafford

Home to Manchester United, Trafford has great access to pubs and restaurants in Manchester city centre through Metrolink. Trafford shopping centre is the third largest in United Kingdom by retail size.
Trafford

Wigan

Wigan is another choice for Manchester commuters seeking an affordable house and rural life. Some areas require large regeneration programmes such as Marsh Green and Newton. Most sought after areas include Upholland, Orrel and Standish.
Wigan


How those maps were created

  • Colour coding based on total score = safety score * 0.5 + income score * 0.5

  • Score is exponentially transformed between 0 - 100 based on ranking among all England neighbourhoods. 100 means the best performing neighbourhood in England.

  • Data Granularity: LSOA level

Raw Data Sources:

For example, Safety Score was developed following the steps below:

  1. Map all reported crime case between Dec'17 - Nov'18 into LSOA based on their lat/lng;

  2. Categorise crime in each LSOA into Violent Crime, Criminal Damage, Property Damage, Other Crime four subdomains and obtain count under each subdomain;

  3. Calculate count/population for each subdomain for each LSOA;Rank each LSOA in each subdomain;

  4. Obtain normal distributed transformed score for each LSOA at subdomain level;

  5. Summing up all subdomain scores for each LSOA;Rank LSOAs based on the summed up scores;

  6. Exponentially transformed crime scores based on ranking

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