Is Lye, West Midlands a nice place to live?

Is Lye a nice place to live or is Lye rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Lye 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 Lye truly a nice place to live, or are Brierley Hill, Cradley Heath and Stourbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Lye?

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 Lye. 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
Cradley Heath 113
Bowling Green 112
Dudley Wood 112
Round Oak 107
Silver End 100
Brockmoor 99
Stour 87
Brierley Hill 74
Cradley 63
Pedmore 14

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Lye. 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 Lye 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 Norton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Norton (Best) 25833/32845
Wordsley 24081/32845
Amblecote 19943/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 19355/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 16122/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 16112/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 16095/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 15006/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett 13455/32845
Brierley Hill (Worst) 13442/32845
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Your Health in Lye

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Sandwell 1.8% 5.9%
Dudley (Lye) 1.42% 5.09%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Norton (Best) 19316/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 16119/32845
Amblecote 15693/32845
Wordsley 15597/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 14862/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 12481/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 10462/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9621/32845
Brierley Hill 8137/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett (Worst) 7051/32845
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Deprivation in Lye

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 Lye. 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
Norton (Best) 23023/32845
Wordsley 21334/32845
Amblecote 21273/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 19923/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 16589/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 14000/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9465/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 8950/32845
Brierley Hill 8198/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett (Worst) 7618/32845

Average rent in Lye

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lye

If you are thinking of moving to Lye, 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.