Moving to Southport, Merseyside? What you need to know

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Moving to Southport, Merseyside - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Southport 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 Southport 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 Southport the land of milk and honey or are Lytham St Annes, Ormskirk and Formby a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Southport

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 Southport. 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
Southport 136
Churchtown 104
Blowick 68
Birkdale 46
Marshside 37
Pool Hey 22
Fiddler’s Ferry 21
Crossens 20
Brown Edge 8
Carr Cross 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
Duke's (Best) 14451/32845
Kew 18840/32845
Norwood 20457/32845
Ainsdale 20649/32845
Cambridge 21502/32845
Birkdale 22134/32845
North Meols 23018/32845
Harington 25506/32845
Meols 26529/32845
Scarisbrick (Worst) 28781/32845
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Your Health in Southport

If you are thinking of moving to Southport, 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 Southport 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 (Southport) 1.62% 5.68% 14.84% 32.55% 45.32%
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28% 16.88% 33.8% 39.84%
West Lancashire 1.45% 4.86% 13.37% 32.73% 47.59%
Fylde 1.37% 4.87% 15.34% 33.78% 44.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Meols (Best) 10941/32845
Birkdale 11420/32845
Ainsdale 12861/32845
North Meols 14963/32845
Harington 16639/32845
Scarisbrick 20482/32845
Cambridge 5173/32845
Duke's 5958/32845
Kew 7420/32845
Norwood (Worst) 8774/32845
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Deprivation in Southport

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 Southport. 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
Duke's (Best) 10505/32845
Cambridge 10850/32845
Kew 12724/32845
Norwood 13813/32845
North Meols 17107/32845
Scarisbrick 17213/32845
Birkdale 18097/32845
Ainsdale 18557/32845
Meols 20645/32845
Harington (Worst) 27475/32845

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