Is Bootle, Merseyside a nice place to live?

Is Bootle a nice place to live or is Bootle rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Bootle is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Bootle truly a nice place to live, or are Crosby, Maghull and Wallasey a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Bootle?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bootle. 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.
Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Litherland 193
Waterloo Park 112
Netherton 107
Waterloo 76
Great Crosby 73
Buckley Hill 55
Bootle 35
Crosby 28
Blundellsands 15
Brighton le Sands 10

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bootle. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Bootle and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Blundellsands ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Blundellsands (Best) 22418/32845
Victoria 18298/32845
Netherton and Orrell 14362/32845
Litherland 10442/32845
Church 10248/32845
Derby 9204/32845
Warbreck 8985/32845
Ford 8529/32845
St Oswald 7713/32845
Linacre (Worst) 3226/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maghull, a skid mark on the underpants of society

Your Health in Bootle

If you are thinking of moving to Bootle, 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 Bootle compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Liverpool 2.08% 6.68%
Wirral 1.73% 5.77%
Sefton (Bootle) 1.62% 5.68%
West Lancashire 1.45% 4.86%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Blundellsands (Best) 15647/32845
Victoria 13286/32845
Church 4870/32845
Netherton and Orrell 3757/32845
Litherland 3200/32845
Ford 3074/32845
St Oswald 2544/32845
Warbreck 2111/32845
Derby 1513/32845
Linacre (Worst) 355/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bootle - The Sh*thole of Merseyside

Deprivation in Bootle

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 Bootle. 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
Blundellsands (Best) 22893/32845
Victoria 19558/32845
Church 6595/32845
Netherton and Orrell 6456/32845
Litherland 5460/32845
Ford 5385/32845
St Oswald 4700/32845
Warbreck 4577/32845
Derby 2392/32845
Linacre (Worst) 336/32845

Average rent in Bootle

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Bootle are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Bootle.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bootle

If you are thinking of moving to Bootle, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.

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