Moving to Prescot, Merseyside? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Prescot a nice place to live?'' 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 Prescot 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 Prescot truly a nice place to live, or are Huyton, Rainhill and Whiston a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Prescot

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 Prescot. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Longview 113
Portico 73
Holt 72
Toll Bar 65
Grange Park 65
Eccleston Park 64
Nut Grove 58
Thatto Heath 55
Rainhill 41
Eccleston 20

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rainhill (Best) 22967/32845
Eccleston 21764/32845
Prescot South 15451/32845
Whiston and Cronton 14963/32845
St Gabriels 14335/32845
Prescot North 13939/32845
Roby 12958/32845
St Michaels 10596/32845
Thatto Heath 10574/32845
Page Moss (Worst) 6913/32845

Your Health in Prescot

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Sefton 1.62% 5.68%
Knowsley (Prescot) 2.18% 7.29%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48%
Halton 1.7% 6.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eccleston (Best) 9764/32845
Rainhill 7757/32845
Roby 6842/32845
Whiston and Cronton 5457/32845
Thatto Heath 3717/32845
Prescot South 3689/32845
St Gabriels 3393/32845
Prescot North 2768/32845
St Michaels 1812/32845
Page Moss (Worst) 1048/32845

Deprivation in Prescot

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 Prescot. 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
Eccleston (Best) 20469/32845
Rainhill 18311/32845
Roby 14489/32845
Whiston and Cronton 9532/32845
Thatto Heath 8704/32845
Prescot South 8400/32845
Prescot North 6735/32845
St Gabriels 6539/32845
St Michaels 3193/32845
Page Moss (Worst) 2034/32845

Average rent in Prescot

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Prescot are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Prescot.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Prescot

If you are thinking of moving to Prescot, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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