Is Liverpool, Merseyside a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Liverpool?

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 Liverpool. 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
Kensington 459
Tuebrook 364
Edge Hill 301
Fairfield 245
Liverpool 245
Stoneycroft 235
Wavertree 227
Knotty Ash 144
Mossley Hill 91
Broad Green 54

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Liverpool. 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 Liverpool 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 Church ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Church (Best) 18931/32845
Childwall 16278/32845
Greenbank 10709/32845
Wavertree 10026/32845
St Michael's 9019/32845
Old Swan 7633/32845
Princes Park 6883/32845
Riverside 6404/32845
Picton 6309/32845
Kensington and Fairfield (Worst) 3533/32845
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Your Health in Liverpool

If you are thinking of moving to Liverpool, 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 Liverpool 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 (Liverpool) 2.08% 6.68%
Wirral 1.73% 5.77%
Sefton 1.62% 5.68%
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Church (Best) 13164/32845
Childwall 12388/32845
Wavertree 7385/32845
Greenbank 5015/32845
Riverside 4230/32845
St Michael's 3596/32845
Old Swan 2279/32845
Picton 1604/32845
Princes Park 1169/32845
Kensington and Fairfield (Worst) 1131/32845
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Deprivation in Liverpool

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 Liverpool. 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
Church (Best) 19552/32845
Childwall 18562/32845
Greenbank 11303/32845
Wavertree 10649/32845
St Michael's 6924/32845
Riverside 6839/32845
Old Swan 3399/32845
Picton 3123/32845
Princes Park 3023/32845
Kensington and Fairfield (Worst) 1963/32845

Average rent in Liverpool

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Liverpool

If you are thinking of moving to Liverpool, 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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