Deprivation Statistics for West Kirby and Thurstaston, Wirral

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in West Kirby and Thurstaston, Wirral, Merseyside

We have used the 13 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in West Kirby and Thurstaston, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Wirral. We have combined these statitics into an English ward level, as most people are familiar with this geospacial area in their town or city. Here are those 13 marked on a map:

Each area has its own decile score. This is where each LSOA in England is ranked according to the level of deprivation and split into 10 equal groups. A decile score of 1 means the area is in the top 10% of deprived areas, 2 is equal to the top 20% and so forth. To simply these scores and apply them to a ward, we have created the iLiveHere rating. This takes the average decile score of all the LSOAs in a ward and converts that into a rating out of 10, where 1 is the best and 10 is the worst. We have then used to traffic light colour system as an at-a-glance reference. As you scroll down this page, the more red ratings you see, the more deprived West Kirby and Thurstaston is. Indices of Deprivation statistics and are broken down into domains of deprivation or more simply, categories. These category scores are combined using a percentage weighting to give a an LSOA its final indices of deprivation score, decile and rank:

  • Income Deprivation (22.5%)
  • Employment Deprivation (22.5%)
  • Education, Skills and Training Deprivation (13.5%)
  • Health Deprivation and Disability (13.5%)
  • Crime (9.3%)
  • Barriers to Housing and Services (9.3%)
  • Living Environment Deprivation (9.3%)
Below we have split the Living Environment Deprivation category into its sub-categories. We think having individual iLiveHere ratings for Inside Environment and Outside Environment provides a better insight to the housing quality and outside space in West Kirby and Thurstaston. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in West Kirby and Thurstaston

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for West Kirby and Thurstaston. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Wirral.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Wirral 026D 38.409 4764/32,844 2
Wirral 026A 15.681 18257/32,844 6
Wirral 026C 12.651 21434/32,844 7
Wirral 014A 11.783 22425/32,844 7
Wirral 026E 11.708 22511/32,844 7
Wirral 033C 11.179 23125/32,844 8
Wirral 026B 10.019 24503/32,844 8
Wirral 028E 9.967 24574/32,844 8
Wirral 028B 9.85 24696/32,844 8
Wirral 033B 7.639 27497/32,844 9
Wirral 028A 7.422 27774/32,844 9
Wirral 028D 5.77 29713/32,844 10
Wirral 028C 4.956 30547/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in West Kirby and Thurstaston

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in West Kirby and Thurstaston. The definition of low income the government uses to compile these statistics includes those who are out-of-work (for any reason, not just unemployment) and those that are in work but satisfy the IMD means tests. In the real world, this means they may qualify for means tested benefits such as Universal Credit or legacy benefits such as Working Tax Credits. You should not to assume that this rating is an indicator of overall poverty in this ward.
LSOA Name Income Score Income Rank (England) Income Decile
Wirral 026D 0.263 3472/32,844 2
Wirral 026A 0.098 16647/32,844 6
Wirral 026E 0.078 19838/32,844 7
Wirral 033C 0.077 20065/32,844 7
Wirral 026C 0.066 22365/32,844 7
Wirral 014A 0.061 23494/32,844 8
Wirral 028A 0.056 24677/32,844 8
Wirral 028B 0.055 24980/32,844 8
Wirral 026B 0.051 25937/32,844 8
Wirral 028D 0.038 29165/32,844 9
Wirral 033B 0.032 30327/32,844 10
Wirral 028C 0.03 30858/32,844 10
Wirral 028E 0.014 32641/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in West Kirby and Thurstaston

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in West Kirby and Thurstaston who are excluded from the jobs market. These are people who are involuntarily deprived of work. The IMD domains include people who are unemployment, those who are sick or disabled, and carers. Since the government no longer publishes percentage figures for unemployment after the introduction of Universal Credit, his is now the only reliable indictor of joblessness in this ward. The higher the iLiveHere rating, the harder it could be to get work.
LSOA Name Employment Score Employment Rank (England) Employment Decile
Wirral 026D 0.219 2326/32,844 1
Wirral 026A 0.092 13888/32,844 5
Wirral 014A 0.085 15200/32,844 5
Wirral 026E 0.078 16804/32,844 6
Wirral 028B 0.075 17587/32,844 6
Wirral 033C 0.069 19168/32,844 6
Wirral 026C 0.064 20290/32,844 7
Wirral 026B 0.062 20982/32,844 7
Wirral 033B 0.056 22880/32,844 7
Wirral 028A 0.048 25260/32,844 8
Wirral 028D 0.041 27608/32,844 9
Wirral 028C 0.037 28721/32,844 9
Wirral 028E 0.031 30356/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in West Kirby and Thurstaston

1
Excellent
iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the West Kirby and Thurstaston population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (26951/32,844) in West Kirby and Thurstaston is less than the adult average rank (28416/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Wirral 026D 28.156 9334/32,844 3
Wirral 033C 7.626 24345/32,844 8
Wirral 028A 5.698 26501/32,844 9
Wirral 026A 4.594 27793/32,844 9
Wirral 014A 4.382 28057/32,844 9
Wirral 026C 2.282 30548/32,844 10
Wirral 033B 2.215 30639/32,844 10
Wirral 028B 2.094 30793/32,844 10
Wirral 026E 1.836 31066/32,844 10
Wirral 028E 1.129 31867/32,844 10
Wirral 026B 0.946 32082/32,844 10
Wirral 028C 0.595 32447/32,844 10
Wirral 028D 0.392 32616/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in West Kirby and Thurstaston

6
Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is indictor of the risk of dying prematurely or having your quality of life impaired through poor physical or mental health in West Kirby and Thurstaston. The IMD domain measures morbidity, disability and premature mortality. However, it does not take into consideration but personal behaviour or environmental factors that may be predictive of future health problems. See Outdoor Deprivation for depivation that includes environmental factors such as local pullution levels.
LSOA Name Health Score Health Rank (England) Health Decile
Wirral 026D 1.251 2591/32,844 1
Wirral 026A 0.446 9769/32,844 3
Wirral 033C 0.278 11933/32,844 4
Wirral 028B 0.225 12712/32,844 4
Wirral 026E 0.209 12936/32,844 4
Wirral 028A 0.184 13281/32,844 5
Wirral 014A 0.161 13602/32,844 5
Wirral 028E 0.125 14113/32,844 5
Wirral 028D 0.014 15775/32,844 5
Wirral 026C 0.01 15842/32,844 5
Wirral 026B -0.006 16105/32,844 5
Wirral 033B -0.187 18937/32,844 6
Wirral 028C -0.238 19685/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in West Kirby and Thurstaston

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in West Kirby and Thurstaston. In policing statistics, this is known as 'street level crime' and includes offences such as robbery, burglary and other personal violent crime.
LSOA Name Crime Score Crime Rank (England) Crime Decile
Wirral 026C 0.286 12157/32,844 4
Wirral 026B -0.039 17274/32,844 6
Wirral 028E -0.208 19744/32,844 7
Wirral 026E -0.372 22055/32,844 7
Wirral 026A -0.376 22107/32,844 7
Wirral 014A -0.434 22888/32,844 7
Wirral 026D -0.549 24449/32,844 8
Wirral 033B -0.747 26760/32,844 9
Wirral 028D -0.766 26963/32,844 9
Wirral 028A -1.063 29568/32,844 10
Wirral 033C -1.205 30501/32,844 10
Wirral 028B -1.317 31057/32,844 10
Wirral 028C -1.452 31616/32,844 10

There were 43 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers West Kirby and Thurstaston in December 2023

Barriers to Housing and Services in West Kirby and Thurstaston

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in West Kirby and Thurstaston. I bad rating in an urban area indicates how unaffordable the housing could be. A bad rating in a rural area is an indicator of the absense of local services.
LSOA Name Barriers Score Barriers Rank (England) Barriers Decile
Wirral 028E 39.378 2381/32,844 1
Wirral 033B 21.415 14994/32,844 5
Wirral 028C 19.435 17344/32,844 6
Wirral 026D 18.778 18137/32,844 6
Wirral 028D 18.114 18975/32,844 6
Wirral 028B 17.202 20175/32,844 7
Wirral 014A 15.732 22033/32,844 7
Wirral 033C 12.779 25661/32,844 8
Wirral 028A 11.237 27375/32,844 9
Wirral 026B 9.718 28875/32,844 9
Wirral 026E 7.525 30663/32,844 10
Wirral 026A 5.018 32035/32,844 10
Wirral 026C 3.788 32431/32,844 10

Inside Environment Deprivation in West Kirby and Thurstaston

6
Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in West Kirby and Thurstaston. A bad rating in an equally income deprived ward, could be because of poorly maintained rented accomodation. A bad rating in a non income deprived area, could be because the small size of housing in relation to costs.
LSOA Name Inside Score Inside Rank (England) Inside Decile
Wirral 026C 1.108 3062/32,844 1
Wirral 026A 0.934 4388/32,844 2
Wirral 026B 0.865 5036/32,844 2
Wirral 026E 0.533 8757/32,844 3
Wirral 014A 0.399 10548/32,844 4
Wirral 033B 0.395 10608/32,844 4
Wirral 026D 0.286 12059/32,844 4
Wirral 033C 0.27 12285/32,844 4
Wirral 028B 0.135 14360/32,844 5
Wirral 028C 0.07 15353/32,844 5
Wirral 028A -0.188 19450/32,844 6
Wirral 028E -0.286 20925/32,844 7
Wirral 028D -0.367 22106/32,844 7

Outside Environment Deprivation in West Kirby and Thurstaston

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in West Kirby and Thurstaston. The IMD domains measure the air quality and the rate of road traffic accidents in each LSOA.
LSOA Name Outside Score Outside (England) Outside Decile
Wirral 026C -0.585 24691/32,844 8
Wirral 028B -0.668 25773/32,844 8
Wirral 026D -0.672 25824/32,844 8
Wirral 026B -0.693 26083/32,844 8
Wirral 033C -0.694 26095/32,844 8
Wirral 028D -0.699 26158/32,844 8
Wirral 026E -0.706 26259/32,844 8
Wirral 028E -0.73 26575/32,844 9
Wirral 028A -0.731 26585/32,844 9
Wirral 028C -0.761 26947/32,844 9
Wirral 033B -0.847 27953/32,844 9
Wirral 014A -0.952 29014/32,844 9
Wirral 026A -1.026 29666/32,844 10

Disclaimer: Although every care has been taken to make sure there are no mistakes in the data presented on this page, you should verify these figures with the official data source.