Is Much Wenlock, Shropshire a nice place to live?

Is Much Wenlock a nice place to live or is Much Wenlock rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Much Wenlock 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 Much Wenlock truly a nice place to live, or are Bridgnorth, Broseley and Dawley a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Much Wenlock?

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 Much Wenlock. 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
Ironbridge 18
Ladywood 18
Broseley 14
Benthall 11
Coalbrookdale 5
Homer 2
Farley 0
Harley Brook 0
Atterley 0
Cressage 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Much Wenlock. 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 Much Wenlock 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 Bridgnorth West and Tasley ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Bridgnorth West and Tasley (Best) 25992/32845
Much Wenlock 23479/32845
Broseley 21723/32845
Horsehay & Lightmoor 18703/32845
Ironbridge Gorge 15437/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 10962/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill 8639/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank 4970/32845
Brookside 3090/32845
Woodside (Worst) 1744/32845
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Your Health in Much Wenlock

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53%
Shropshire (Much Wenlock) 1.13% 3.91%
Telford and Wrekin 1.42% 4.81%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bridgnorth West and Tasley (Best) 23300/32845
Much Wenlock 20932/32845
Broseley 18589/32845
Horsehay & Lightmoor 13254/32845
Ironbridge Gorge 9213/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 8648/32845
Brookside 7164/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill 6151/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank 5183/32845
Woodside (Worst) 4515/32845

Deprivation in Much Wenlock

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 Much Wenlock. 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
Bridgnorth West and Tasley (Best) 22499/32845
Horsehay & Lightmoor 18829/32845
Broseley 18549/32845
Much Wenlock 17791/32845
Ironbridge Gorge 14039/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 11728/32845
Brookside 8288/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill 7804/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank 5258/32845
Woodside (Worst) 1804/32845

Average rent in Much Wenlock

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Much Wenlock

If you are thinking of moving to Much Wenlock, 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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