Is Coleford, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

Is Coleford a nice place to live or is Coleford rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Coleford 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 Coleford truly a nice place to live, or are Cinderford, Lydney and Monmouth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Coleford?

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 Coleford. 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
Mile End 36
Broadwell 36
Baker’s Hill 36
Coalway 32
High Nash 25
Coleford 25
Lower Berry Hill 18
Five Acres 15
Christchurch 15
Berry Hill 15

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Coleford. 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 Coleford 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 Berry Hill ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Berry Hill (Best) 29267/32845
Newland & Sling 29218/32845
Lydbrook 28548/32845
Bream 27778/32845
Coleford 24099/32845
Dixton with Osbaston 1233/32845
Wyesham 1085/32845
Drybridge 870/32845
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Your Health in Coleford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Herefordshire, County of 1.17% 4.06%
Monmouthshire 1.36% 4.57%
Forest of Dean (Coleford) 1.13% 4.31%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newland & Sling (Best) 27164/32845
Bream 23404/32845
Berry Hill 20262/32845
Lydbrook 17230/32845
Coleford 16698/32845
Dixton with Osbaston 1736/32845
Drybridge 1429/32845
Wyesham 1221/32845
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Deprivation in Coleford

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 Coleford. 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
Newland & Sling (Best) 19267/32845
Bream 18254/32845
Berry Hill 16974/32845
Lydbrook 14875/32845
Coleford 13734/32845
Dixton with Osbaston 1622/32845
Drybridge 1320/32845
Wyesham 986/32845

Average rent in Coleford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Coleford

If you are thinking of moving to Coleford, 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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