Moving to Formby, Merseyside? What you need to know

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Moving to Formby, Merseyside - What you need to know

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

Crime in Formby

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Formby. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Formby 26
Ainsdale 25
Freshfield 23
Little Altcar 14
Little Crosby 10
Downholland Cross 4
Lady Green 0
Carr Houses 0
Ince Blundell 0
Great Altcar 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Manor (Best) 17509/32845
Victoria 18298/32845
Halsall 19127/32845
Ainsdale 20649/32845
Birkdale 22134/32845
Blundellsands 22418/32845
Aughton and Downholland 25059/32845
Ravenmeols 25217/32845
Harington 25506/32845
St Oswald (Worst) 7713/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maghull, a skid mark on the underpants of society

Your Health in Formby

If you are thinking of moving to Formby, 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 Formby 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 (Formby) 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 Formby. 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 Formby. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Manor (Best) 10031/32845
Birkdale 11420/32845
Ainsdale 12861/32845
Victoria 13286/32845
Ravenmeols 15016/32845
Blundellsands 15647/32845
Harington 16639/32845
Aughton and Downholland 19743/32845
Halsall 23556/32845
St Oswald (Worst) 2544/32845
Reader Opinion:

Birkenhead: full of losers and utterly ruthless backstabbers

Deprivation in Formby

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 Formby. 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
Manor (Best) 15913/32845
Birkdale 18097/32845
Ainsdale 18557/32845
Halsall 19343/32845
Victoria 19558/32845
Blundellsands 22893/32845
Ravenmeols 23576/32845
Aughton and Downholland 23811/32845
Harington 27475/32845
St Oswald (Worst) 4700/32845

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