Is Rowley Regis, West Midlands a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Rowley Regis?

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 Rowley Regis. 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
Rowley Regis 140
Portway 132
Tansley Hill 118
Blackheath 118
Dudley Wood 112
Bowling Green 112
Springfield 102
Oakham 100
Netherton 78
Baptist End 78

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Rowley Regis. 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 Rowley Regis 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 Belle Vale ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Belle Vale (Best) 21382/32845
Halesowen North 16816/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 16112/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 15006/32845
Blackheath 14205/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 13889/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 13133/32845
Tividale 13039/32845
Langley 11216/32845
Rowley (Worst) 10557/32845
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Your Health in Rowley Regis

If you are thinking of moving to Rowley Regis, 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 Rowley Regis 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 (Rowley Regis) 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 Rowley Regis. 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 Rowley Regis. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Halesowen North (Best) 14585/32845
Belle Vale 13319/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 10462/32845
Tividale 9686/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9621/32845
Blackheath 8783/32845
Rowley 7991/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 7338/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 7188/32845
Langley (Worst) 6693/32845
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Deprivation in Rowley Regis

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 Rowley Regis. 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
Halesowen North (Best) 15328/32845
Belle Vale 14506/32845
Tividale 10833/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9465/32845
Blackheath 9283/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 8950/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 8893/32845
Rowley 8365/32845
Langley 6243/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews (Worst) 5462/32845

Average rent in Rowley Regis

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Rowley Regis

If you are thinking of moving to Rowley Regis, 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.