Is Solihull, West Midlands a nice place to live?

Is Solihull a nice place to live or is Solihull rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Solihull 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 Solihull truly a nice place to live, or are Coleshill, Birmingham and Fordbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Solihull?

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 Solihull. 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
Hall Green 120
Shirley 59
Ulverley Green 59
Lode Heath 53
Blossomfield 40
Monkspath 19
Catherine-de-Barnes 15
Copt Heath 14
Tilehouse Green 11
Bickenhill 10

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Solihull. 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 Solihull 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 Knowle ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Knowle (Best) 27950/32845
Dorridge and Hockley Heath 27123/32845
St Alphege 26821/32845
Shirley South 25940/32845
Shirley East 21286/32845
Silhill 20950/32845
Elmdon 19550/32845
Olton 18103/32845
Lyndon 16939/32845
Hall Green South (Worst) 15788/32845
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Your Health in Solihull

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Solihull (Solihull) 1.21% 3.99%
Warwick 0.93% 3.11%
Stratford-on-Avon 0.88% 3.36%
Bromsgrove 1.1% 3.72%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Alphege (Best) 29217/32845
Dorridge and Hockley Heath 27296/32845
Knowle 27214/32845
Silhill 24334/32845
Shirley East 21655/32845
Shirley South 21326/32845
Olton 20438/32845
Elmdon 18604/32845
Lyndon 16267/32845
Hall Green South (Worst) 13240/32845
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Deprivation in Solihull

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 Solihull. 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
St Alphege (Best) 31069/32845
Dorridge and Hockley Heath 30452/32845
Knowle 28448/32845
Shirley South 25003/32845
Silhill 24601/32845
Shirley East 24217/32845
Olton 23025/32845
Elmdon 18535/32845
Lyndon 16311/32845
Hall Green South (Worst) 15949/32845

Average rent in Solihull

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Solihull

If you are thinking of moving to Solihull, 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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