Is Sedgley, West Midlands a nice place to live?

Is Sedgley a nice place to live or is Sedgley rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Sedgley 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 Sedgley truly a nice place to live, or are Coseley, Gornal and Tipton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Sedgley?

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 Sedgley. 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
Wallbrook 112
Ettingshall 107
Parkfield 100
Coseley 90
Upper Gornal 83
Ettingshall Park 73
Lanesfield 73
Cinder Hill 72
Ruiton 62
Colton Hills 29

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Sedgley. 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 Sedgley 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 Penn ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Penn (Best) 25556/32845
Sedgley 19765/32845
Gornal 19341/32845
Spring Vale 15729/32845
Coseley East 14856/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 14760/32845
St James's 14148/32845
Castle and Priory 13025/32845
Blakenhall 12023/32845
Himley and Swindon (Worst) 11491/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dudley: The Epitome of Redneck!

Your Health in Sedgley

If you are thinking of moving to Sedgley, 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 Sedgley 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%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56%
Dudley (Sedgley) 1.42% 5.09%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Himley and Swindon (Best) 18752/32845
Sedgley 14865/32845
Penn 14733/32845
Gornal 13963/32845
Coseley East 10960/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 10647/32845
Spring Vale 9583/32845
Blakenhall 8964/32845
St James's 8768/32845
Castle and Priory (Worst) 6775/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tipton, a hive of villainy

Deprivation in Sedgley

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 Sedgley. 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
Penn (Best) 20301/32845
Sedgley 18736/32845
Gornal 16878/32845
Himley and Swindon 16715/32845
Coseley East 11807/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 11734/32845
St James's 10976/32845
Spring Vale 10443/32845
Blakenhall 8525/32845
Castle and Priory (Worst) 8096/32845

Average rent in Sedgley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sedgley

If you are thinking of moving to Sedgley, 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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