Moving to Bootle, Merseyside? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Bootle 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 Bootle 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 Bootle the land of milk and honey or are Crosby, Maghull and Wallasey a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bootle

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 Bootle. 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
Litherland 165
Buckley Hill 130
Great Crosby 98
Waterloo Park 90
Netherton 90
Crosby 59
Waterloo 59
Brighton le Sands 23
Bootle 21
Blundellsands 8

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

Ward Average rank in England
Blundellsands (Best) 22418/32845
Victoria 18298/32845
Netherton and Orrell 14362/32845
Litherland 10442/32845
Church 10248/32845
Derby 9204/32845
Warbreck 8985/32845
Ford 8529/32845
St Oswald 7713/32845
Linacre (Worst) 3226/32845
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Your Health in Bootle

If you are thinking of moving to Bootle, 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 Bootle 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 1.73% 5.77% 14.29% 31.92% 46.29%
Sefton (Bootle) 1.62% 5.68% 14.84% 32.55% 45.32%
West Lancashire 1.45% 4.86% 13.37% 32.73% 47.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Blundellsands (Best) 15647/32845
Victoria 13286/32845
Church 4870/32845
Netherton and Orrell 3757/32845
Litherland 3200/32845
Ford 3074/32845
St Oswald 2544/32845
Warbreck 2111/32845
Derby 1513/32845
Linacre (Worst) 355/32845
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Deprivation in Bootle

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 Bootle. 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
Blundellsands (Best) 22893/32845
Victoria 19558/32845
Church 6595/32845
Netherton and Orrell 6456/32845
Litherland 5460/32845
Ford 5385/32845
St Oswald 4700/32845
Warbreck 4577/32845
Derby 2392/32845
Linacre (Worst) 336/32845

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