Moving to Liverpool, Merseyside? What you need to know

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Moving to Liverpool, Merseyside - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Liverpool 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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool the land of milk and honey or are Bebington, Birkenhead and Huyton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Liverpool

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 Liverpool. 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
Kensington 354
Tuebrook 294
Fairfield 267
Liverpool 267
Edge Hill 231
Stoneycroft 194
Wavertree 163
Knotty Ash 146
Broad Green 127
Mossley Hill 73

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wavertree (Best) 10026/32845
Greenbank 10709/32845
Childwall 16278/32845
Church 18931/32845
Kensington and Fairfield 3533/32845
Picton 6309/32845
Riverside 6404/32845
Princes Park 6883/32845
Old Swan 7633/32845
St Michael's (Worst) 9019/32845
Reader Opinion:

Liverpool: A sort of Purgatory for Individuality

Your Health in Liverpool

If you are thinking of moving to Liverpool, 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 Liverpool 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 (Liverpool) 2.08% 6.68% 14.03% 30.47% 46.73%
Wirral 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 Liverpool. 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 Liverpool. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Kensington and Fairfield (Best) 1131/32845
Princes Park 1169/32845
Childwall 12388/32845
Church 13164/32845
Picton 1604/32845
Old Swan 2279/32845
St Michael's 3596/32845
Riverside 4230/32845
Greenbank 5015/32845
Wavertree (Worst) 7385/32845
Reader Opinion:

Birkenhead: Enter at your own risk

Deprivation in Liverpool

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 Liverpool. 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
Wavertree (Best) 10649/32845
Greenbank 11303/32845
Childwall 18562/32845
Church 19552/32845
Kensington and Fairfield 1963/32845
Princes Park 3023/32845
Picton 3123/32845
Old Swan 3399/32845
Riverside 6839/32845
St Michael's (Worst) 6924/32845

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