Is Gloucester, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

Is Gloucester a nice place to live or is Gloucester rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Gloucester 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 Gloucester truly a nice place to live, or are Cheltenham, Newent and Painswick a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Gloucester?

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 Gloucester. 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
Saintbridge 138
Coney Hill 132
Longford 112
St Paul’s 104
Tuffley 82
Longlevens 69
Hempsted 42
Barnwood 36
Twigworth 12
Maisemore 4

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Gloucester. 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 Gloucester 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 Longlevens ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Longlevens (Best) 30329/32845
Barnwood 26030/32845
Elmbridge 25749/32845
Innsworth 24931/32845
Podsmead 16916/32845
Moreland 12067/32845
Kingsholm and Wotton 9781/32845
Coney Hill 9337/32845
Westgate 7855/32845
Barton and Tredworth (Worst) 7066/32845
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Your Health in Gloucester

If you are thinking of moving to Gloucester, 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 Gloucester 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%
Gloucester (Gloucester) 1.1% 3.79%
Cheltenham 0.85% 3.14%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Longlevens (Best) 18257/32845
Innsworth 16938/32845
Elmbridge 15525/32845
Barnwood 14803/32845
Moreland 7634/32845
Coney Hill 7047/32845
Podsmead 6915/32845
Barton and Tredworth 5316/32845
Kingsholm and Wotton 5122/32845
Westgate (Worst) 4787/32845
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Deprivation in Gloucester

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 Gloucester. 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
Longlevens (Best) 28482/32845
Elmbridge 22365/32845
Barnwood 20695/32845
Innsworth 18401/32845
Moreland 9628/32845
Kingsholm and Wotton 9551/32845
Podsmead 8066/32845
Coney Hill 6161/32845
Barton and Tredworth 5385/32845
Westgate (Worst) 4884/32845

Average rent in Gloucester

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Gloucester

If you are thinking of moving to Gloucester, 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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