Is Ludlow, Shropshire a nice place to live?

Is Ludlow a nice place to live or is Ludlow rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Ludlow 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 Ludlow truly a nice place to live, or are Cleobury Mortimer, Craven Arms and Tenbury Wells a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Ludlow?

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 Ludlow. 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
Lower Ledwyche 9
Sheet 9
Caynham 3
Old Field 1
Knowbury 1
Walton 0
Bitterley 0
Batchcott 0
Lower Hayton 0
Bringewood Forge 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ludlow. 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 Ludlow 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 Clee ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Clee (Best) 30153/32845
Corvedale 29749/32845
Bircher 28478/32845
Brown Clee 27639/32845
Ludlow South 27590/32845
Tenbury 24861/32845
Ludlow North 20931/32845
Leominster West 20177/32845
Leominster North & Rural 20083/32845
Ludlow East (Worst) 19241/32845
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Cleobury Mortimer - Strange Little Town

Your Health in Ludlow

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Shropshire (Ludlow) 1.13% 3.91%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1%
Wyre Forest 1.36% 4.64%
Malvern Hills 1.36% 3.94%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clee (Best) 28175/32845
Brown Clee 27123/32845
Corvedale 26744/32845
Ludlow South 25096/32845
Bircher 23405/32845
Tenbury 22059/32845
Leominster West 21345/32845
Ludlow North 20205/32845
Leominster North & Rural 17831/32845
Ludlow East (Worst) 16518/32845
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Deprivation in Ludlow

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 Ludlow. 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
Bircher (Best) 18585/32845
Ludlow South 17981/32845
Leominster West 17323/32845
Clee 16438/32845
Tenbury 16244/32845
Ludlow North 15985/32845
Ludlow East 15973/32845
Brown Clee 15599/32845
Corvedale 12263/32845
Leominster North & Rural (Worst) 11875/32845

Average rent in Ludlow

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ludlow

If you are thinking of moving to Ludlow, 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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