Is Kingswood, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

Is Kingswood a nice place to live or is Kingswood rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Kingswood 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 Kingswood truly a nice place to live, or are Bristol, Filton and Keynsham a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Kingswood?

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 Kingswood. 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
Fishponds 173
Speedwell 155
Two Mile Hill 155
New Cheltenham 139
Mangotsfield 114
Warmley Hill 108
Hanham 71
The Batch 54
Cadbury Heath 54
Warmley Tower 54

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Kingswood. 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 Kingswood 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 Longwell Green ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Longwell Green (Best) 22442/32845
Hanham 14693/32845
New Cheltenham 12278/32845
Staple Hill & Mangotsfield 11001/32845
Woodstock 10213/32845
Kingswood 9589/32845
St George Central 6887/32845
Hillfields 6047/32845
Eastville 5377/32845
Frome Vale (Worst) 5127/32845
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Your Health in Kingswood

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Bristol, City of 1.27% 4.22%
Wiltshire 0.87% 3.18%
South Gloucestershire (Kingswood) 0.93% 3.26%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Longwell Green (Best) 25706/32845
Hanham 25066/32845
New Cheltenham 23001/32845
Staple Hill & Mangotsfield 22170/32845
Kingswood 20760/32845
Woodstock 20561/32845
Eastville 12535/32845
Frome Vale 12123/32845
Hillfields 9882/32845
St George Central (Worst) 9081/32845
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Deprivation in Kingswood

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 Kingswood. 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
Longwell Green (Best) 24819/32845
Hanham 21913/32845
Staple Hill & Mangotsfield 18538/32845
New Cheltenham 17784/32845
Kingswood 15419/32845
Woodstock 14451/32845
Frome Vale 11505/32845
Eastville 10230/32845
St George Central 10076/32845
Hillfields (Worst) 9176/32845

Average rent in Kingswood

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Kingswood

If you are thinking of moving to Kingswood, 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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