Is Oakengates, Shropshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Oakengates?

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 Oakengates. 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
Telford 120
Hollinswood 103
Ketley Bank 92
Oakengates 56
Donnington Wood 48
Hadley 46
Hadley Castle 46
Red Lake 39
Ketley 37
Hortonwood 21

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Oakengates. 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 Oakengates 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 Priorslee ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Priorslee (Best) 22837/32845
St Georges 14534/32845
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench 14217/32845
Ketley & Overdale 13274/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 12002/32845
Donnington 11841/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 11264/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 10962/32845
The Nedge 10885/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank (Worst) 4970/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Oakengates

If you are thinking of moving to Oakengates, 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 Oakengates 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 1.13% 3.91%
Telford and Wrekin (Oakengates) 1.42% 4.81%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Priorslee (Best) 22044/32845
Ketley & Overdale 12524/32845
St Georges 12006/32845
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench 10921/32845
The Nedge 9540/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 9196/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 8677/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 8648/32845
Donnington 7062/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank (Worst) 5183/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wellington, Telford: A depressive hole of wasters

Deprivation in Oakengates

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 Oakengates. 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
Priorslee (Best) 27851/32845
St Georges 16861/32845
Ketley & Overdale 15993/32845
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench 13615/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 11986/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 11728/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 11443/32845
The Nedge 10473/32845
Donnington 8029/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank (Worst) 5258/32845

Average rent in Oakengates

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Oakengates

If you are thinking of moving to Oakengates, 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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