Is Lydney, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

Is Lydney a nice place to live or is Lydney rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Lydney 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 Lydney truly a nice place to live, or are Berkeley, Cinderford and Coleford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Lydney?

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 Lydney. 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
Highfield 17
Newerne 14
New Mills 12
Allaston 12
Tutnalls 12
Pillowell 10
Brockhollands 8
Oldcroft 7
Yorkley 5
Chapel Hill 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Lydney. 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 Lydney 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 Lydney North ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Lydney North (Best) 30578/32845
St. Briavels 30126/32845
Tidenham 29630/32845
Newland & Sling 29218/32845
Bream 27778/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 26080/32845
Coleford 24099/32845
Lydney East 21602/32845
Reader Opinion:

Lydney: The "lovely" little brother of Coleford

Your Health in Lydney

If you are thinking of moving to Lydney, 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 Lydney 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 1.17% 4.06%
Monmouthshire 1.36% 4.57%
Forest of Dean (Lydney) 1.13% 4.31%
Cotswold 0.8% 3.01%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Tidenham (Best) 28624/32845
St. Briavels 27948/32845
Newland & Sling 27164/32845
Lydney North 26954/32845
Bream 23404/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 20247/32845
Coleford 16698/32845
Lydney East 16237/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cinderford: There is a tenth circle of hell

Deprivation in Lydney

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 Lydney. 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
Lydney North (Best) 26029/32845
Tidenham 20442/32845
Newland & Sling 19267/32845
Bream 18254/32845
St. Briavels 18039/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 17993/32845
Lydney East 15430/32845
Coleford 13734/32845

Average rent in Lydney

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lydney

If you are thinking of moving to Lydney, 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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