Is Hednesford, Staffordshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Hednesford?

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 Hednesford. 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
Green Heath 64
Rumer Hill 58
Oldfallow 57
Church Hill 57
Hednesford 57
Heath Hayes 18
Rawnsley 13
Cannock Wood 7

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hednesford. 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 Hednesford 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 Hawks Green ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hawks Green (Best) 26240/32845
Rawnsley 25339/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 24281/32845
Hednesford South 22842/32845
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 22492/32845
Cannock West 17481/32845
Cannock North 16070/32845
Cannock East 14669/32845
Cannock South 14375/32845
Hednesford North (Worst) 13388/32845
Reader Opinion:

Walsall: the garbage town of England

Your Health in Hednesford

If you are thinking of moving to Hednesford, 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 Hednesford 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 (Hednesford) 1.52% 5.25%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hednesford Green Heath (Best) 21321/32845
Hawks Green 20860/32845
Hednesford South 20584/32845
Cannock West 18784/32845
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 16142/32845
Rawnsley 13551/32845
Cannock South 10351/32845
Hednesford North 9422/32845
Cannock East 9339/32845
Cannock North (Worst) 8656/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cannock: What a hole

Deprivation in Hednesford

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 Hednesford. 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
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 19121/32845
Rawnsley 16809/32845
Hednesford North 9498/32845
Cannock East 9162/32845
Cannock South 9005/32845
Cannock North (Worst) 6465/32845

Average rent in Hednesford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hednesford

If you are thinking of moving to Hednesford, 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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