Is Earlestown, Merseyside a nice place to live?

Is Earlestown a nice place to live or is Earlestown rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Earlestown 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 Earlestown truly a nice place to live, or are Ashton in Makerfield, Golbourne and Newton le Willows a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Earlestown?

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 Earlestown. 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
Newton-le-Willows 92
Earlestown 65
Old Boston 64
Rainford Brook 59
Newton Park 44
Wargrave 40
Collins Green 39
Hermitage Green 30
Town of Lowton 21
Town Green 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Earlestown. 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 Earlestown 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 Westbrook ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Westbrook (Best) 20453/32845
Haydock 19703/32845
Ashton 17766/32845
Blackbrook 16845/32845
Golborne and Lowton West 16414/32845
Newton 14154/32845
Burtonwood and Winwick 13753/32845
Earlestown 10643/32845
Parr 5416/32845
Abram (Worst) 5377/32845
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Your Health in Earlestown

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wigan 1.49% 5.7%
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29%
St. Helens (Earlestown) 1.79% 6.48%
Warrington 1.17% 4.19%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westbrook (Best) 14709/32845
Ashton 12902/32845
Burtonwood and Winwick 11028/32845
Golborne and Lowton West 9990/32845
Newton 6486/32845
Haydock 5467/32845
Blackbrook 5133/32845
Abram 4515/32845
Earlestown 3695/32845
Parr (Worst) 1894/32845
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Deprivation in Earlestown

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 Earlestown. 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
Westbrook (Best) 24215/32845
Ashton 19956/32845
Burtonwood and Winwick 16252/32845
Golborne and Lowton West 15307/32845
Newton 12746/32845
Haydock 11614/32845
Blackbrook 11530/32845
Earlestown 9058/32845
Abram 6807/32845
Parr (Worst) 3028/32845

Average rent in Earlestown

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Earlestown 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 Earlestown.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Earlestown

If you are thinking of moving to Earlestown, 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.