Is Halesowen, West Midlands a nice place to live?

Is Halesowen a nice place to live or is Halesowen rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Halesowen 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 Halesowen truly a nice place to live, or are Blackheath, Cradley Heath and Rowley Regis a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Halesowen?

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 Halesowen. 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
Blackheath 118
Belle Vale 88
Haden Cross 79
Coombeswood 77
Short Cross 68
Cradley 63
Halesowen 60
Hasbury 60
Lapal 28
Lower Illey 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Halesowen. 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 Halesowen 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 Hayley Green and Cradley South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hayley Green and Cradley South (Best) 25764/32845
Belle Vale 21382/32845
Halesowen South 18719/32845
Halesowen North 16816/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 16112/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 15006/32845
Blackheath 14205/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 13889/32845
Quinton 12257/32845
Rowley (Worst) 10557/32845
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Your Health in Halesowen

If you are thinking of moving to Halesowen, 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 Halesowen 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%
Sandwell 1.8% 5.9%
Dudley (Halesowen) 1.42% 5.09%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Halesowen South (Best) 19337/32845
Hayley Green and Cradley South 16247/32845
Halesowen North 14585/32845
Belle Vale 13319/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 10462/32845
Quinton 10186/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9621/32845
Blackheath 8783/32845
Rowley 7991/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill (Worst) 7188/32845
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Deprivation in Halesowen

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 Halesowen. 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
Halesowen South (Best) 21669/32845
Hayley Green and Cradley South 18304/32845
Halesowen North 15328/32845
Belle Vale 14506/32845
Quinton 10403/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9465/32845
Blackheath 9283/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 8950/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 8893/32845
Rowley (Worst) 8365/32845

Average rent in Halesowen

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Halesowen

If you are thinking of moving to Halesowen, 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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