Moving to Runcorn, Cheshire? What you need to know

Moving to Runcorn, Cheshire - What you need to know
Moving to Runcorn, Cheshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Runcorn 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 Runcorn 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 Runcorn truly a nice place to live, or are Frodsham, Widnes and Halewood a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Runcorn

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 Runcorn. 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
Crow Wood 113
Halton View 113
Farnworth 113
Halton Brook 111
Appleton 98
Brookvale 65
Palacefields 65
Higher Runcorn 64
Beechwood 59
Hale Bank 14

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

Ward Average rank in England
Beechwood (Best) 27596/32845
Heath 20366/32845
Ditton 12411/32845
Halton Brook 10933/32845
Halton Lea 10670/32845
Mersey 8521/32845
Halton Castle 7687/32845
Grange 7335/32845
Riverside 5978/32845
Kingsway (Worst) 4469/32845
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Your Health in Runcorn

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48%
Warrington 1.17% 4.19%
Halton (Runcorn) 1.7% 6.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Beechwood (Best) 10929/32845
Heath 10810/32845
Ditton 6328/32845
Mersey 5416/32845
Kingsway 4907/32845
Grange 4484/32845
Halton Brook 4483/32845
Riverside 1542/32845
Halton Lea 1302/32845
Halton Castle (Worst) 1083/32845
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Deprivation in Runcorn

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 Runcorn. 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
Beechwood (Best) 21503/32845
Heath 17742/32845
Ditton 10381/32845
Kingsway 7376/32845
Halton Brook 6957/32845
Grange 6810/32845
Mersey 6448/32845
Riverside 4554/32845
Halton Lea 2506/32845
Halton Castle (Worst) 2400/32845

Average rent in Runcorn

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Runcorn 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 Runcorn.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Runcorn

If you are thinking of moving to Runcorn, 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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