Is Tipton, West Midlands a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Tipton?

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 Tipton. 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
Wednesbury Oak 175
Ocker Hill 163
Tipton 142
Tipton Green 142
Dudley Port 128
Great Bridge 123
Toll End 123
Horseley Heath 123
Wallbrook 112
Coseley 90

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sedgley (Best) 19765/32845
Coseley East 14856/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 14760/32845
St James's 14148/32845
Castle and Priory 13025/32845
Wednesbury South 11799/32845
St Thomas's 10983/32845
Princes End 10697/32845
Great Bridge 10051/32845
Tipton Green (Worst) 9902/32845
Reader Opinion:

Birmingham aka prozzie central

Your Health in Tipton

If you are thinking of moving to Tipton, 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 Tipton 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 (Tipton) 1.8% 5.9%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56%
Dudley 1.42% 5.09%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sedgley (Best) 14865/32845
Coseley East 10960/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 10647/32845
St James's 8768/32845
Castle and Priory 6775/32845
St Thomas's 6375/32845
Wednesbury South 5683/32845
Tipton Green 5500/32845
Great Bridge 5353/32845
Princes End (Worst) 4716/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlaston - A little ner'do'well Hellhole

Deprivation in Tipton

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 Tipton. 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
Sedgley (Best) 18736/32845
Coseley East 11807/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 11734/32845
St James's 10976/32845
Castle and Priory 8096/32845
Tipton Green 6573/32845
Princes End 5733/32845
Wednesbury South 5382/32845
Great Bridge 4938/32845
St Thomas's (Worst) 4588/32845

Average rent in Tipton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Tipton

If you are thinking of moving to Tipton, 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.