Is Ormskirk, Lancashire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Ormskirk?

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 Ormskirk. 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
Burscough Bridge 19
Burscough 10
Aughton Park 8
Lathom 6
Town Green 1
Aughton 1
Blaguegate 1
New Lane 1
Heaton’s Bridge 1
Pinfold 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ormskirk. 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 Ormskirk 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 Newburgh ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Newburgh (Best) 31365/32845
Aughton Park 29796/32845
Scarisbrick 28781/32845
Burscough West 26823/32845
Knowsley 26633/32845
Bickerstaffe 26460/32845
Derby 25344/32845
Burscough East 23728/32845
Scott 21504/32845
Halsall (Worst) 19127/32845
Reader Opinion:

Skelmersdale, there are 100s of roundabouts & subways, home to pyromaniac scousers

Your Health in Ormskirk

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Sefton 1.62% 5.68%
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48%
West Lancashire (Ormskirk) 1.45% 4.86%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Aughton Park (Best) 23784/32845
Halsall 23556/32845
Bickerstaffe 23032/32845
Newburgh 22499/32845
Scarisbrick 20482/32845
Knowsley 18894/32845
Burscough East 18639/32845
Derby 18241/32845
Burscough West 17731/32845
Scott (Worst) 13124/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southport - God's waiting room

Deprivation in Ormskirk

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 Ormskirk. 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
Aughton Park (Best) 30145/32845
Derby 26699/32845
Newburgh 25480/32845
Knowsley 25286/32845
Bickerstaffe 23284/32845
Burscough East 21529/32845
Burscough West 21314/32845
Halsall 19343/32845
Scott 18838/32845
Scarisbrick (Worst) 17213/32845

Average rent in Ormskirk

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ormskirk

If you are thinking of moving to Ormskirk, 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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