Is Kirkby, Merseyside a nice place to live?

Is Kirkby a nice place to live or is Kirkby rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Kirkby 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 Kirkby truly a nice place to live, or are Bootle, Maghull and Rainford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Kirkby?

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 Kirkby. 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 AreaVoilent Crimes
Fazakerley112
Northwood105
Tower Hill98
Croxteth83
Gillmoss83
Aintree81
Southdene78
Alt54
Moss Side25
Royal Oak3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Kirkby. 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 Kirkby 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 Bickerstaffe ward.

WardAverage rank in England
Bickerstaffe (Best)26460/32845
Park24759/32845
Sudell23768/32845
Molyneux18680/32845
Shevington15729/32845
Prescot North13939/32845
Croxteth13235/32845
Whitefield12009/32845
Fazakerley10542/32845
Cherryfield (Worst)8975/32845
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Your Health in Kirkby

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

TownVery BadBad
Sefton1.62%5.68%
Knowsley (Kirkby)2.18%7.29%
St. Helens1.79%6.48%
West Lancashire1.45%4.86%

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

WardAverage rank in England
Bickerstaffe (Best)23032/32845
Sudell11700/32845
Park11673/32845
Molyneux9694/32845
Croxteth3904/32845
Prescot North2768/32845
Shevington2578/32845
Fazakerley2368/32845
Whitefield1633/32845
Cherryfield (Worst)1185/32845
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Deprivation in Kirkby

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 Kirkby. 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.

WardAverage rank in England
Bickerstaffe (Best)23284/32845
Park21785/32845
Sudell20730/32845
Molyneux17409/32845
Croxteth8853/32845
Prescot North6735/32845
Shevington6304/32845
Fazakerley5192/32845
Whitefield3862/32845
Cherryfield (Worst)1981/32845

Average rent in Kirkby

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Kirkby

If you are thinking of moving to Kirkby, 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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