Moving to Whiston, Merseyside? What you need to know

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Moving to Whiston, Merseyside - What you need to know

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

Crime in Whiston

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Whiston. 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
Eccleston Park 60
Thatto Heath 60
Brown Edge 60
Grange Park 58
Nut Grove 55
Rainhill 53
Lea Green 51
Rainhill Stoops 9

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Whiston. 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 Whiston. 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
St Michaels 10596/32845
Roby 12958/32845
St Gabriels 14335/32845
Whiston and Cronton 14963/32845
Prescot South 15451/32845
Eccleston 21764/32845
Rainhill 22967/32845
Farnworth 24182/32845
Bold (Worst) 8327/32845

Your Health in Whiston

If you are thinking of moving to Whiston, 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 Whiston 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 (Whiston) 2.18% 7.29% 14.68% 29.82% 46.03%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48% 14.94% 31.93% 44.85%
Halton 1.7% 6.15% 13.92% 31.57% 46.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Farnworth (Best) 14747/32845
St Michaels 1812/32845
Bold 3364/32845
St Gabriels 3393/32845
Prescot South 3689/32845
Thatto Heath 3717/32845
Whiston and Cronton 5457/32845
Roby 6842/32845
Rainhill 7757/32845
Eccleston (Worst) 9764/32845

Deprivation in Whiston

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 Whiston. 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
Roby (Best) 14489/32845
Rainhill 18311/32845
Eccleston 20469/32845
Farnworth 23690/32845
St Michaels 3193/32845
St Gabriels 6539/32845
Bold 7019/32845
Prescot South 8400/32845
Thatto Heath 8704/32845
Whiston and Cronton (Worst) 9532/32845

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