Moving to Birkenhead, Merseyside? What you need to know

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Moving to Birkenhead, Merseyside - What you need to know
Moving to Birkenhead, Merseyside - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Birkenhead in Merseyside? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Birkenhead is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Birkenhead the land of milk and honey or are Bebington, Liverpool and Wallasey a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Birkenhead

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Birkenhead. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Kensington 354
Everton 271
Edge Hill 212
Birkenhead 121
Claughton 106
Toxteth 87
Wallasey 80
Liscard 80
Bidston Hill 46
Sandhills 12

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Birkenhead. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Birkenhead. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Bebington (Best) 21453/32845
Oxton 13363/32845
Claughton 12281/32845
Rock Ferry 9181/32845
Central 9174/32845
Princes Park 6883/32845
Bidston and St James 6459/32845
Riverside 6404/32845
Seacombe 6353/32845
Birkenhead and Tranmere (Worst) 4830/32845
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Your Health in Birkenhead

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Liverpool 2.08% 6.68% 14.03% 30.47% 46.73%
Wirral (Birkenhead) 1.73% 5.77% 14.29% 31.92% 46.29%
Sefton 1.62% 5.68% 14.84% 32.55% 45.32%
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29% 14.68% 29.82% 46.03%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bebington (Best) 8816/32845
Oxton 5224/32845
Riverside 4230/32845
Claughton 4135/32845
Central 3832/32845
Rock Ferry 3161/32845
Seacombe 1770/32845
Princes Park 1169/32845
Bidston and St James 1035/32845
Birkenhead and Tranmere (Worst) 804/32845
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Deprivation in Birkenhead

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 Birkenhead. 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
Bebington (Best) 16933/32845
Oxton 12023/32845
Central 9989/32845
Claughton 9313/32845
Riverside 6839/32845
Rock Ferry 5878/32845
Princes Park 3023/32845
Seacombe 2802/32845
Bidston and St James 2492/32845
Birkenhead and Tranmere (Worst) 1808/32845

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