Moving to Widnes, Cheshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Widnes, Cheshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Widnes in Cheshire? 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 Widnes 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 Widnes the land of milk and honey or are Runcorn, Halewood and Rainhill a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Widnes

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 Widnes. 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
Appleton 143
Halton View 140
Crow Wood 140
Halton Brook 138
Farnworth 132
Barrow’s Green 125
Town End 39
Cronton 39
Rainhill Stoops 9
Bold Heath 6

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ditton (Best) 12411/32845
Halton View 16981/32845
Birchfield 22997/32845
Kingsway 4469/32845
Appleton 4698/32845
Riverside 5978/32845
Halton Castle 7687/32845
Broadheath 8045/32845
Mersey 8521/32845
Hough Green (Worst) 9936/32845
Reader Opinion:

Runcorn; a big chavvy blister just outside Liverpool

Your Health in Widnes

If you are thinking of moving to Widnes, 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 Widnes 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
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29% 14.68% 29.82% 46.03%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48% 14.94% 31.93% 44.85%
Warrington 1.17% 4.19% 12.09% 32.75% 49.81%
Halton (Widnes) 1.7% 6.15% 13.92% 31.57% 46.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Halton Castle (Best) 1083/32845
Riverside 1542/32845
Appleton 1857/32845
Birchfield 20611/32845
Hough Green 4455/32845
Broadheath 4522/32845
Kingsway 4907/32845
Mersey 5416/32845
Ditton 6328/32845
Halton View (Worst) 6429/32845
Reader Opinion:

Widnes, an unflushed toilet of a place between Warrington & Liverpool

Deprivation in Widnes

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 Widnes. 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
Ditton (Best) 10381/32845
Halton View 12349/32845
Halton Castle 2400/32845
Birchfield 28983/32845
Riverside 4554/32845
Appleton 4883/32845
Mersey 6448/32845
Kingsway 7376/32845
Broadheath 7787/32845
Hough Green (Worst) 9347/32845

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