Is Cannock, Staffordshire a nice place to live?

Is Cannock a nice place to live or is Cannock rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Cannock 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 Cannock truly a nice place to live, or are Burntwood, Hednesford and Penkridge a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Cannock?

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 Cannock. 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
Blackfords 86
Cannock 80
Rumer Hill 58
Oldfallow 57
Hednesford 57
Church Hill 57
Churchbridge 41
Bridgtown 41
Littlewood 35
Four Crosses 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Cannock. 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 Cannock 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 Cheslyn Hay South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Cheslyn Hay South (Best) 26297/32845
Hawks Green 26240/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 24281/32845
Hednesford South 22842/32845
Cheslyn Hay North and Saredon 21828/32845
Great Wyrley Town 20612/32845
Cannock West 17481/32845
Cannock North 16070/32845
Cannock East 14669/32845
Cannock South (Worst) 14375/32845
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Your Health in Cannock

If you are thinking of moving to Cannock, 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 Cannock 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 1.68% 5.56%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53%
Cannock Chase (Cannock) 1.52% 5.25%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cheslyn Hay North and Saredon (Best) 22645/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 21321/32845
Hawks Green 20860/32845
Hednesford South 20584/32845
Great Wyrley Town 20523/32845
Cheslyn Hay South 20112/32845
Cannock West 18784/32845
Cannock South 10351/32845
Cannock East 9339/32845
Cannock North (Worst) 8656/32845
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Deprivation in Cannock

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 Cannock. 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
Hawks Green (Best) 25313/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 23518/32845
Hednesford South 23289/32845
Cannock West 22169/32845
Cheslyn Hay South 22088/32845
Great Wyrley Town 19620/32845
Cheslyn Hay North and Saredon 17619/32845
Cannock East 9162/32845
Cannock South 9005/32845
Cannock North (Worst) 6465/32845

Average rent in Cannock

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Cannock

If you are thinking of moving to Cannock, 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.