Moving to Rainford, Merseyside? What you need to know

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Moving to Rainford, Merseyside - What you need to know

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

Crime in Rainford

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 Rainford. 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
Tanhouse 87
Brownlow 18
Rainford 5
Rainford Junction 5
Crank 4
Park Hill 3
Crawford 1
Barrow Nook 0
Rainford Brook 0
Longshaw 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northwood (Best) 10838/32845
Windle 11133/32845
Birch Green 11852/32845
Skelmersdale North 18221/32845
Skelmersdale South 18403/32845
Rainford 21305/32845
Up Holland 23693/32845
Moorside 3026/32845
Digmoor 6374/32845
Tanhouse (Worst) 8235/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - the bastard cousin of Liverpool

Your Health in Rainford

If you are thinking of moving to Rainford, 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 Rainford 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 2.18% 7.29% 14.68% 29.82% 46.03%
St. Helens (Rainford) 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 Rainford. 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 Rainford. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Up Holland (Best) 19654/32845
Northwood 450/32845
Windle 4655/32845
Birch Green 5365/32845
Digmoor 6418/32845
Tanhouse 6602/32845
Moorside 7404/32845
Skelmersdale North 8114/32845
Rainford 8503/32845
Skelmersdale South (Worst) 9720/32845
Reader Opinion:

Skelmersdale: like a ripped bin bag dumped on a pristine bowling green

Deprivation in Rainford

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 Rainford. 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
Windle (Best) 10321/32845
Skelmersdale South 10800/32845
Rainford 18262/32845
Up Holland 19820/32845
Birch Green 3853/32845
Tanhouse 3966/32845
Digmoor 4082/32845
Moorside 4266/32845
Northwood 619/32845
Skelmersdale North (Worst) 9027/32845

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