Is Hoylake, Merseyside a nice place to live?

Is Hoylake a nice place to live or is Hoylake rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Hoylake 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 Hoylake truly a nice place to live, or are Birkenhead, Heswall and Wallasey a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Hoylake?

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 Hoylake. 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
Moreton 80
Leasowe 66
Arrowe Hill 58
Newton 20
Grange 16
Dove Point 11
Greasby 8
Frankby 6
Caldy 4
Thurstaston 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hoylake. 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 Hoylake 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 Heswall ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Heswall (Best) 28912/32845
Pensby and Thingwall 26798/32845
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 26081/32845
West Kirby and Thurstaston 24395/32845
Hoylake and Meols 23070/32845
Upton 19167/32845
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 18527/32845
Prenton 15869/32845
Claughton 12281/32845
Leasowe and Moreton East (Worst) 11829/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hoylake: a level of purgatory dante couldn't describe

Your Health in Hoylake

If you are thinking of moving to Hoylake, 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 Hoylake 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 (Hoylake) 1.73% 5.77%
Sefton 1.62% 5.68%
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heswall (Best) 16377/32845
West Kirby and Thurstaston 13637/32845
Hoylake and Meols 12908/32845
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 11816/32845
Pensby and Thingwall 11087/32845
Prenton 6424/32845
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 6398/32845
Upton 4973/32845
Leasowe and Moreton East 4653/32845
Claughton (Worst) 4135/32845
Reader Opinion:

Birkenhead: the roid ridden a***hole of merseyside

Deprivation in Hoylake

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 Hoylake. 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
Heswall (Best) 27095/32845
West Kirby and Thurstaston 23217/32845
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 22812/32845
Hoylake and Meols 21898/32845
Pensby and Thingwall 20711/32845
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 14046/32845
Prenton 12173/32845
Upton 10846/32845
Claughton 9313/32845
Leasowe and Moreton East (Worst) 8116/32845

Average rent in Hoylake

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hoylake

If you are thinking of moving to Hoylake, 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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