Rochdale Tourism, United Kingdom

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Rochdale /ˈrɒtʃdeɪl/ is a market town in Greater Manchester, England, positioned at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) north-northwest of Oldham, and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) north-northeast of the city of Manchester. Rochdale is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, population 211,699. Rochdale is the largest settlement and administrative centre, with a total population of 107,926. Historically a part of Lancashire, Rochdale's recorded history begins with an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086 under Recedham Manor. The ancient parish of Rochdale was a division of the hundred of Salford and one of the largest ecclesiastical parishes in England comprising several townships. By 1251, Rochdale had become important enough to have been granted a Royal charter. Subsequently, Rochdale flourished into a centre of northern England's woollen trade, and by the early 18th century was described as being "remarkable for many wealthy merchants". Rochdale rose to prominence during the 19th century as a major mill town and centre for textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and amongst the first ever industrialised towns. The Rochdale Canal—one of the major navigable broad canals of the United Kingdom—was a highway of commerce during this time used for the haulage of cotton, wool and coal to and from the area. The socioeconomic change brought by the success of Rochdale's textile industry in the 19th century led to its rise to borough status and it remained a dominant settlement in its region. However, during the 20th century Rochdale's spinning capacity declined towards an eventual halt. Rochdale is commonly cited as the birthplace of the modern Co-operative Movement, to which more than one billion people worldwide belonged in 2012. The Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society was founded in 1844 by 28 local residents as a response to the high cost and frequent adulteration of basic foodstuffs by shopkeepers at the time. The Pioneers were notable for combining the notion of the patronage dividend alongside investing trading surplus for member benefit, especially in education. The Rochdale Principles, the set of ideals which underpinned the society, are still used, in updated form, by the International Co-operative Alliance to this day. The Rochdale Pioneers shop was the precursor to The Co-operative Group, the largest consumer co-operative in the world. Rochdale today is a predominantly residential town. Rochdale Town Hall—a Grade I listed building—dates from 1871 and is one of the United Kingdom's finest examples of Victorian Gothic revival architecture.

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Facts and Stats for Rochdale*

  • Pollution Statistics in Rochdale

    Know the pollution level of Rochdale before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 40.74 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30.36 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60.71 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.94 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.88 (Moderate)
  • Rochdale: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Rochdale for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rochdale.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.53 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.32 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 51.6 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.49 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 46.54 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.65 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 57.71 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 69.95 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.07 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.84 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59.57 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.64 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.89 (High)
  • Living in Rochdale - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Rochdale is 152.3 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 45.59 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 55.04 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.05 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.69 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.94 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Rochdale

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Rochdale

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.97 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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