Is Rugeley, Staffordshire a nice place to live?

Is Rugeley a nice place to live or is Rugeley rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Rugeley 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 Rugeley truly a nice place to live, or are Burntwood, Cannock and Hednesford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Rugeley?

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 Rugeley. 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
Rugeley 58
Brereton 25
Mavesyn Ridware 16
Breretonhill 9
Colton 8
Armitage 7
Etchinghill 7
Brereton Cross 4
Rake End 2
Bishton 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Rugeley. 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 Rugeley 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 Haywood & Hixon ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Haywood & Hixon (Best) 27286/32845
Colton & the Ridwares 25685/32845
Rawnsley 25339/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 24281/32845
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 22492/32845
Etching Hill and The Heath 20306/32845
Brereton and Ravenhill 19533/32845
Hagley 14746/32845
Western Springs 13952/32845
Hednesford North (Worst) 13388/32845
Reader Opinion:

Rugeley is the town equivalent of Ryanair

Your Health in Rugeley

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Stafford 1.14% 3.91%
Cannock Chase (Rugeley) 1.52% 5.25%
East Staffordshire 1.09% 3.85%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Colton & the Ridwares (Best) 26844/32845
Haywood & Hixon 24611/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 21321/32845
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 16142/32845
Etching Hill and The Heath 15706/32845
Rawnsley 13551/32845
Western Springs 13535/32845
Brereton and Ravenhill 13170/32845
Hagley 12602/32845
Hednesford North (Worst) 9422/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cannock: What a hole

Deprivation in Rugeley

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 Rugeley. 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
Haywood & Hixon (Best) 28422/32845
Colton & the Ridwares 24192/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 23518/32845
Etching Hill and The Heath 19669/32845
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 19121/32845
Rawnsley 16809/32845
Western Springs 15480/32845
Brereton and Ravenhill 15374/32845
Hagley 12630/32845
Hednesford North (Worst) 9498/32845

Average rent in Rugeley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Rugeley

If you are thinking of moving to Rugeley, 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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