Is Bilston, West Midlands a nice place to live?

Is Bilston a nice place to live or is Bilston rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Bilston is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Bilston truly a nice place to live, or are Coseley, Moxley and Willenhall a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Bilston?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bilston. 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
Moseley 189
Portobello 151
Monmore Green 139
Lower Bradley 137
Bilston 125
Stow Lawn 125
Ashmore Lake 118
Ettingshall 107
Parkfield 100
Coseley 90

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bilston. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Bilston and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Spring Vale ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Spring Vale (Best) 15729/32845
Wednesfield South 15705/32845
Blakenhall 12023/32845
Ettingshall 11784/32845
Darlaston South 11605/32845
Heath Town 11327/32845
Bilston North 10480/32845
Bentley and Darlaston North 9686/32845
East Park 8742/32845
Bilston East (Worst) 5682/32845
Reader Opinion:

Willenhall: A charming little Paradise

Your Health in Bilston

If you are thinking of moving to Bilston, 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 Bilston compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Sandwell 1.8% 5.9%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56%
Wolverhampton (Bilston) 1.66% 5.53%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Spring Vale (Best) 9583/32845
Blakenhall 8964/32845
Ettingshall 8086/32845
Wednesfield South 8052/32845
Bilston North 7464/32845
Heath Town 7267/32845
Bilston East 6974/32845
Darlaston South 6700/32845
East Park 6433/32845
Bentley and Darlaston North (Worst) 6235/32845
Reader Opinion:

Willenhall, no one cares and nobody needs to here

Deprivation in Bilston

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 Bilston. 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
Spring Vale (Best) 10443/32845
Wednesfield South 9608/32845
Blakenhall 8525/32845
Bilston North 6324/32845
Heath Town 5650/32845
Ettingshall 5642/32845
Bentley and Darlaston North 5083/32845
Bilston East 4899/32845
Darlaston South 4360/32845
East Park (Worst) 4090/32845

Average rent in Bilston

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bilston

If you are thinking of moving to Bilston, 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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