Is Stone, Staffordshire a nice place to live?

Is Stone a nice place to live or is Stone rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Stone 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 Stone truly a nice place to live, or are Eccleshall, Longton and Stoke on Trent a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Stone?

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 Stone. 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
Stone 34
Walton 32
Stonefield 31
Little Stoke 15
Moddershall 3
Barlaston 2
Crossgate 2
Meaford 1
Aston-By-Stone 1
Knenhall 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Stone. 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 Stone 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 Milwich ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Milwich (Best) 29070/32845
St Michael's & Stonefield 26498/32845
Eccleshall 26084/32845
Swynnerton & Oulton 25713/32845
Hanford and Trentham 25202/32845
Fulford 24836/32845
Walton 24245/32845
Barlaston 22160/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 8738/32845
Meir South (Worst) 8276/32845
Reader Opinion:

Yeovil, neatly situated in the arse end of nowhere

Your Health in Stone

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Stoke-on-Trent 1.87% 6.17%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91%
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1.4% 5.1%
Stafford (Stone) 1.14% 3.91%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Milwich (Best) 25768/32845
Swynnerton & Oulton 23907/32845
Eccleshall 22337/32845
St Michael's & Stonefield 20366/32845
Fulford 18461/32845
Barlaston 15640/32845
Walton 15234/32845
Hanford and Trentham 10547/32845
Meir South 5956/32845
Blurton West and Newstead (Worst) 2425/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle Under Lyme: thinks itself a less downmarket Stoke-On-Trent

Deprivation in Stone

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 Stone. 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
Swynnerton & Oulton (Best) 26149/32845
Milwich 23636/32845
Hanford and Trentham 22997/32845
St Michael's & Stonefield 22480/32845
Fulford 22249/32845
Eccleshall 21504/32845
Walton 19656/32845
Barlaston 18214/32845
Meir South 8954/32845
Blurton West and Newstead (Worst) 3921/32845

Average rent in Stone

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Stone

If you are thinking of moving to Stone, 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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