Is Bloxwich, West Midlands a nice place to live?

Is Bloxwich a nice place to live or is Bloxwich rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Bloxwich 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 Bloxwich truly a nice place to live, or are Pelsall, Walsall and Willenhall a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Bloxwich?

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 Bloxwich. 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
Blakenall Heath 147
Harden 132
Bloxwich 115
Wallington Heath 115
Leamore 104
Dudley’s Fields 100
Little Bloxwich 84
Fishley 84
Heath End 83
Pelsall Wood 68

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bloxwich. 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 Bloxwich 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 Pelsall ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Pelsall (Best) 17897/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 17115/32845
Willenhall North 13612/32845
Bloxwich West 12913/32845
Essington 11280/32845
Birchills Leamore 10103/32845
Short Heath 9994/32845
Willenhall South 8569/32845
Bloxwich East 8330/32845
Blakenall (Worst) 5560/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlaston and Walsall: They need help

Your Health in Bloxwich

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Walsall (Bloxwich) 1.68% 5.56%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Essington (Best) 20396/32845
Pelsall 12515/32845
Willenhall North 11523/32845
Short Heath 9603/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 8952/32845
Bloxwich West 8938/32845
Willenhall South 6863/32845
Bloxwich East 4829/32845
Birchills Leamore 4399/32845
Blakenall (Worst) 2943/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlaston - A little ner'do'well Hellhole

Deprivation in Bloxwich

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 Bloxwich. 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
Pelsall (Best) 17292/32845
Essington 17261/32845
Willenhall North 13859/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 11848/32845
Short Heath 11703/32845
Bloxwich West 9335/32845
Willenhall South 6372/32845
Bloxwich East 4520/32845
Birchills Leamore 3272/32845
Blakenall (Worst) 1887/32845

Average rent in Bloxwich

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bloxwich

If you are thinking of moving to Bloxwich, 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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