Is Southport, Merseyside a nice place to live?

Is Southport a nice place to live or is Southport rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Southport 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 Southport truly a nice place to live, or are Lytham St Annes, Ormskirk and Formby a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Southport?

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 Southport. 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
Southport 135
Churchtown 106
Blowick 63
Marshside 38
Crossens 32
Birkdale 25
Fiddler’s Ferry 24
Pool Hey 19
Brown Edge 6
Carr Cross 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Southport. 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 Southport 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 Scarisbrick ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Scarisbrick (Best) 28781/32845
Meols 26529/32845
Harington 25506/32845
North Meols 23018/32845
Birkdale 22134/32845
Cambridge 21502/32845
Ainsdale 20649/32845
Norwood 20457/32845
Kew 18840/32845
Duke's (Worst) 14451/32845
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Your Health in Southport

If you are thinking of moving to Southport, 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 Southport 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 (Southport) 1.62% 5.68%
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28%
West Lancashire 1.45% 4.86%
Fylde 1.37% 4.87%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Scarisbrick (Best) 20482/32845
Harington 16639/32845
North Meols 14963/32845
Ainsdale 12861/32845
Birkdale 11420/32845
Meols 10941/32845
Norwood 8774/32845
Kew 7420/32845
Duke's 5958/32845
Cambridge (Worst) 5173/32845
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Deprivation in Southport

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 Southport. 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
Harington (Best) 27475/32845
Meols 20645/32845
Ainsdale 18557/32845
Birkdale 18097/32845
Scarisbrick 17213/32845
North Meols 17107/32845
Norwood 13813/32845
Kew 12724/32845
Cambridge 10850/32845
Duke's (Worst) 10505/32845

Average rent in Southport

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Southport

If you are thinking of moving to Southport, 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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