Moving to St Helens, Merseyside? What you need to know

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Moving to St Helens, Merseyside - What you need to know

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

Crime in St Helens

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 St Helens. 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
Broad Oak 146
Moss Bank 135
Haresfinch 135
Ravenhead 92
Thatto Heath 60
Brown Edge 60
Grange Park 58
Toll Bar 58
Laffak 57
Eccleston 18

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for St Helens. 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 St Helens. 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
West Park 10813/32845
Windle 11133/32845
Moss Bank 13530/32845
Blackbrook 16845/32845
Billinge and Seneley Green 19757/32845
Eccleston 21764/32845
Town Centre 3717/32845
Parr 5416/32845
Sutton (Worst) 9635/32845

Your Health in St Helens

If you are thinking of moving to St Helens, 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 St Helens 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 (St Helens) 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 St Helens. 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 St Helens. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Town Centre (Best) 1746/32845
Parr 1894/32845
West Park 3508/32845
Thatto Heath 3717/32845
Sutton 4226/32845
Windle 4655/32845
Moss Bank 4849/32845
Blackbrook 5133/32845
Eccleston 9764/32845
Billinge and Seneley Green (Worst) 9899/32845

Deprivation in St Helens

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 St Helens. 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
Moss Bank 10444/32845
Blackbrook 11530/32845
Billinge and Seneley Green 19523/32845
Eccleston 20469/32845
Parr 3028/32845
Town Centre 3236/32845
West Park 6915/32845
Thatto Heath 8704/32845
Sutton (Worst) 9098/32845

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