Is Ledbury, Herefordshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Ledbury?

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 Ledbury. 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
New Mills 25
Ledbury 24
Beggars Ash 20
Coddington 1
Lower Southfield 1
Pixley 0
Rowland’s Green 0
Waller’s Green 0
Brown’s End 0
Bromsberrow 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ledbury. 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 Ledbury 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 Hartpury & Redmarley ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hartpury & Redmarley (Best) 29299/32845
Wells 26728/32845
Morton 26122/32845
Old Gore 26067/32845
Hope End 26064/32845
Ledbury West 23500/32845
Ledbury North 21911/32845
Upton and Hanley 21239/32845
Priory 20993/32845
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Your Health in Ledbury

If you are thinking of moving to Ledbury, 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 Ledbury 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 (Ledbury) 1.17% 4.06%
Gloucester 1.1% 3.79%
Worcester 1.03% 3.83%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Morton (Best) 29086/32845
Wells 27886/32845
Old Gore 26765/32845
Hartpury & Redmarley 26446/32845
Priory 25796/32845
Ledbury West 24084/32845
Ledbury North 23126/32845
Hope End 22932/32845
Upton and Hanley 19313/32845

Deprivation in Ledbury

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 Ledbury. 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
Wells (Best) 29119/32845
Priory 23664/32845
Ledbury West 20991/32845
Ledbury North 20610/32845
Hope End 18737/32845
Hartpury & Redmarley 17919/32845
Morton 17781/32845
Old Gore 16974/32845
Upton and Hanley 13177/32845

Average rent in Ledbury

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ledbury

If you are thinking of moving to Ledbury, 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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