Moving to Warrington, Cheshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Warrington 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 Warrington 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 Warrington truly a nice place to live, or are Widnes, Earlestown and Newton le Willows a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Warrington

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 Warrington. 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
Warrington 164
Longford 158
Blackwood 138
Bruche 136
Bewsey 120
Latchford 104
Paddington 71
Birchwood 53
Grange 43
Moore 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Appleton (Best) 26906/32845
Poulton South 21736/32845
Stockton Heath 20864/32845
Great Sankey South 19280/32845
Latchford West 18395/32845
Bewsey and Whitecross 10287/32845
Fairfield and Howley 8765/32845
Latchford East 7881/32845
Orford 7246/32845
Poplars and Hulme (Worst) 5938/32845
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Your Health in Warrington

If you are thinking of moving to Warrington, 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 Warrington 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 (Warrington) 1.17% 4.19%
Halton 1.7% 6.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stockton Heath (Best) 20997/32845
Appleton 20948/32845
Poulton South 13944/32845
Great Sankey South 12591/32845
Latchford West 10149/32845
Orford 5255/32845
Poplars and Hulme 4787/32845
Latchford East 4698/32845
Bewsey and Whitecross 4605/32845
Fairfield and Howley (Worst) 4556/32845
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Deprivation in Warrington

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 Warrington. 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
Appleton (Best) 28318/32845
Stockton Heath 27419/32845
Poulton South 21103/32845
Great Sankey South 18896/32845
Latchford West 13828/32845
Bewsey and Whitecross 7696/32845
Fairfield and Howley 6973/32845
Orford 6896/32845
Latchford East 6496/32845
Poplars and Hulme (Worst) 5844/32845

Average rent in Warrington

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Warrington

If you are thinking of moving to Warrington, 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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