Is Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

Is Mitcheldean a nice place to live or is Mitcheldean rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Mitcheldean 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 Mitcheldean truly a nice place to live, or are Cinderford, Newent and Ross on Wye a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Mitcheldean?

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 Mitcheldean. 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
Mitcheldean 22
Drybrook 14
Lane End 13
Plump Hill 10
Brimps Hill 7
Boxbush 4
Harrow Hill 1
Dursley Cross 1
Lea Line 0
Lea 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Mitcheldean. 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 Mitcheldean 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 Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook (Best) 30258/32845
Longhope & Huntley 30172/32845
Penyard 28767/32845
Lydbrook 28548/32845
Westbury-on-Severn 27475/32845
Kerne Bridge 26778/32845
Newnham 23617/32845
Cinderford West 21422/32845
Cinderford East 21155/32845
Newent & Taynton (Worst) 20918/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cinderford: There is a tenth circle of hell

Your Health in Mitcheldean

If you are thinking of moving to Mitcheldean, 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 Mitcheldean 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 (Mitcheldean) 1.13% 4.31%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kerne Bridge (Best) 27084/32845
Longhope & Huntley 26965/32845
Newent & Taynton 24270/32845
Penyard 23213/32845
Cinderford East 19396/32845
Westbury-on-Severn 18298/32845
Newnham 18149/32845
Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook 18000/32845
Cinderford West 17689/32845
Lydbrook (Worst) 17230/32845
Reader Opinion:

I watched Deliverance the other day, it made me think of Cinderford

Deprivation in Mitcheldean

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 Mitcheldean. 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
Longhope & Huntley (Best) 19085/32845
Newent & Taynton 17950/32845
Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook 17710/32845
Westbury-on-Severn 16317/32845
Penyard 16087/32845
Cinderford East 15167/32845
Kerne Bridge 15037/32845
Lydbrook 14875/32845
Newnham 13868/32845
Cinderford West (Worst) 12896/32845

Average rent in Mitcheldean

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Mitcheldean

If you are thinking of moving to Mitcheldean, 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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