Moving to Rainhill, Merseyside? What you need to know

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Moving to Rainhill, Merseyside - What you need to know

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

Crime in Rainhill

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 Rainhill. 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
Holt 76
Portico 74
Brown Edge 60
Thatto Heath 60
Grange Park 58
Marshall’s Cross 58
Nut Grove 55
Rainhill 53
Lea Green 51
Rainhill Stoops 9

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

Ward Average rank in England
Thatto Heath (Best) 10574/32845
Whiston and Cronton 14963/32845
Prescot South 15451/32845
Eccleston 21764/32845
Rainhill 22967/32845
Birchfield 22997/32845
Farnworth 24182/32845
Bold 8327/32845
Sutton 9635/32845
Hough Green (Worst) 9936/32845

Your Health in Rainhill

If you are thinking of moving to Rainhill, 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 Rainhill 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
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29% 14.68% 29.82% 46.03%
St. Helens (Rainhill) 1.79% 6.48% 14.94% 31.93% 44.85%
Warrington 1.17% 4.19% 12.09% 32.75% 49.81%
Halton 1.7% 6.15% 13.92% 31.57% 46.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Farnworth (Best) 14747/32845
Birchfield 20611/32845
Bold 3364/32845
Prescot South 3689/32845
Thatto Heath 3717/32845
Sutton 4226/32845
Hough Green 4455/32845
Whiston and Cronton 5457/32845
Rainhill 7757/32845
Eccleston (Worst) 9764/32845

Deprivation in Rainhill

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 Rainhill. 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
Rainhill (Best) 18311/32845
Eccleston 20469/32845
Farnworth 23690/32845
Birchfield 28983/32845
Bold 7019/32845
Prescot South 8400/32845
Thatto Heath 8704/32845
Sutton 9098/32845
Hough Green 9347/32845
Whiston and Cronton (Worst) 9532/32845

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