Moving to Kirkby, Merseyside? What you need to know

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

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

Crime in Kirkby

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 Kirkby. 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
Fazakerley 120
Northwood 104
Croxteth 96
Gillmoss 96
Southdene 90
Tower Hill 86
Aintree 59
Alt 42
Moss Side 20
Royal Oak 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bickerstaffe (Best) 26460/32845
Park 24759/32845
Sudell 23768/32845
Molyneux 18680/32845
Shevington 15729/32845
Prescot North 13939/32845
Croxteth 13235/32845
Whitefield 12009/32845
Fazakerley 10542/32845
Cherryfield (Worst) 8975/32845
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Your Health in Kirkby

If you are thinking of moving to Kirkby, 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 Kirkby 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
Sefton 1.62% 5.68% 14.84% 32.55% 45.32%
Knowsley (Kirkby) 2.18% 7.29% 14.68% 29.82% 46.03%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48% 14.94% 31.93% 44.85%
West Lancashire 1.45% 4.86% 13.37% 32.73% 47.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bickerstaffe (Best) 23032/32845
Sudell 11700/32845
Park 11673/32845
Molyneux 9694/32845
Croxteth 3904/32845
Prescot North 2768/32845
Shevington 2578/32845
Fazakerley 2368/32845
Whitefield 1633/32845
Cherryfield (Worst) 1185/32845
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Deprivation in Kirkby

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 Kirkby. 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
Bickerstaffe (Best) 23284/32845
Park 21785/32845
Sudell 20730/32845
Molyneux 17409/32845
Croxteth 8853/32845
Prescot North 6735/32845
Shevington 6304/32845
Fazakerley 5192/32845
Whitefield 3862/32845
Cherryfield (Worst) 1981/32845

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