Is Wallasey, Merseyside a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Wallasey?

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 Wallasey. 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
Everton 270
Claughton 133
Wallasey 114
Liscard 114
New Brighton 108
Bidston Hill 78
Leasowe 68
Bidston 66
Bootle 36
Sandhills 15

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wallasey (Best) 19288/32845
Claughton 12281/32845
New Brighton 12171/32845
Leasowe and Moreton East 11829/32845
Liscard 9283/32845
Kirkdale 7086/32845
Bidston and St James 6459/32845
Seacombe 6353/32845
Birkenhead and Tranmere 4830/32845
Everton (Worst) 2640/32845
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Your Health in Wallasey

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

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wallasey (Best) 10126/32845
New Brighton 5087/32845
Leasowe and Moreton East 4653/32845
Liscard 4192/32845
Claughton 4135/32845
Kirkdale 1825/32845
Seacombe 1770/32845
Bidston and St James 1035/32845
Birkenhead and Tranmere 804/32845
Everton (Worst) 227/32845
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Deprivation in Wallasey

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 Wallasey. 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
Wallasey (Best) 18925/32845
Claughton 9313/32845
New Brighton 8704/32845
Leasowe and Moreton East 8116/32845
Liscard 7420/32845
Kirkdale 4505/32845
Seacombe 2802/32845
Bidston and St James 2492/32845
Birkenhead and Tranmere 1808/32845
Everton (Worst) 1134/32845

Average rent in Wallasey

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wallasey

If you are thinking of moving to Wallasey, 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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