Is Bridgnorth, Shropshire a nice place to live?

Is Bridgnorth a nice place to live or is Bridgnorth rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Bridgnorth 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 Bridgnorth truly a nice place to live, or are Broseley, Madeley and Much Wenlock a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Bridgnorth?

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 Bridgnorth. 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
Bridgnorth 21
Tasley 5
Cross Lane Head 2
Danesford 1
Knowlesands 1
Eardington 1
Burcote 0
Bromley 0
Oldbury 0
Allscot 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bridgnorth. 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 Bridgnorth 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 Alveley and Claverley ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Alveley and Claverley (Best) 26447/32845
Bridgnorth West and Tasley 25992/32845
Much Wenlock 23479/32845
Highley 22404/32845
Worfield 22058/32845
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 22044/32845
Broseley 21723/32845
Ironbridge Gorge 15437/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill 8639/32845
Woodside (Worst) 1744/32845
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Your Health in Bridgnorth

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53%
Shropshire (Bridgnorth) 1.13% 3.91%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1%
Wyre Forest 1.36% 4.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alveley and Claverley (Best) 26413/32845
Bridgnorth West and Tasley 23300/32845
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 22359/32845
Worfield 21564/32845
Highley 21125/32845
Much Wenlock 20932/32845
Broseley 18589/32845
Ironbridge Gorge 9213/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill 6151/32845
Woodside (Worst) 4515/32845

Deprivation in Bridgnorth

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 Bridgnorth. 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
Bridgnorth West and Tasley (Best) 22499/32845
Alveley and Claverley 19284/32845
Broseley 18549/32845
Highley 18231/32845
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 17812/32845
Much Wenlock 17791/32845
Ironbridge Gorge 14039/32845
Worfield 11987/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill 7804/32845
Woodside (Worst) 1804/32845

Average rent in Bridgnorth

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bridgnorth

If you are thinking of moving to Bridgnorth, 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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