Is Fordbridge, West Midlands a nice place to live?

Is Fordbridge a nice place to live or is Fordbridge rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Fordbridge 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 Fordbridge truly a nice place to live, or are Coleshill, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Fordbridge?

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 Fordbridge. 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
Colehall 243
Shard End 224
Bacon’s End 164
Tile Cross 154
Castle Bromwich 148
Chelmsley Wood 108
Marston Green 54
Cole End 22
Coleshill 22
Chattle Hill 17

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Fordbridge. 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 Fordbridge 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 Coleshill North ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Coleshill North (Best) 22281/32845
Water Orton 16532/32845
Coleshill South 13891/32845
Castle Bromwich 11609/32845
Garretts Green 7946/32845
Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 7867/32845
Smith's Wood 7841/32845
Chelmsley Wood 5476/32845
Kingshurst and Fordbridge 4887/32845
Shard End (Worst) 4420/32845
Reader Opinion:

North Cheam, you could mistake that whole area for a war torn country

Your Health in Fordbridge

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Birmingham 1.65% 5.04%
Solihull (Fordbridge) 1.21% 3.99%
Bromsgrove 1.1% 3.72%
North Warwickshire 1.38% 4.6%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Water Orton (Best) 23614/32845
Coleshill North 20563/32845
Castle Bromwich 20519/32845
Coleshill South 17774/32845
Smith's Wood 6537/32845
Kingshurst and Fordbridge 6333/32845
Garretts Green 5196/32845
Chelmsley Wood 4882/32845
Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 4804/32845
Shard End (Worst) 2126/32845
Reader Opinion:

I'm amazed that Coventry doesn't feature in the 10 worst places to live

Deprivation in Fordbridge

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 Fordbridge. 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
Coleshill North (Best) 24073/32845
Water Orton 22573/32845
Castle Bromwich 20801/32845
Coleshill South 17374/32845
Kingshurst and Fordbridge 4504/32845
Smith's Wood 4164/32845
Garretts Green 3375/32845
Chelmsley Wood 3048/32845
Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 2311/32845
Shard End (Worst) 1779/32845

Average rent in Fordbridge

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Fordbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Fordbridge, 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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