Is Wellington, Shropshire a nice place to live?

Is Wellington a nice place to live or is Wellington rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Wellington 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 Wellington truly a nice place to live, or are Dawley, Oakengates and Telford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Wellington?

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 Wellington. 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
Hadley 46
Hadley Castle 46
Dothill 46
Red Lake 39
Ketley 37
Shawbirch 37
Arleston 31
Hortonwood 21
Admaston 10
Cluddley 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wellington. 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 Wellington 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 Shawbirch ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Shawbirch (Best) 26367/32845
Park 21560/32845
Apley Castle 21038/32845
Ercall 20598/32845
Dothill 20263/32845
Haygate 13298/32845
Ketley & Overdale 13274/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 11264/32845
Arleston 8313/32845
College (Worst) 6242/32845
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Your Health in Wellington

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91%
Telford and Wrekin (Wellington) 1.42% 4.81%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shawbirch (Best) 16375/32845
Apley Castle 15220/32845
Ketley & Overdale 12524/32845
Dothill 11217/32845
Ercall 9860/32845
Park 8921/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 8677/32845
College 7520/32845
Arleston 6205/32845
Haygate (Worst) 4590/32845
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Deprivation in Wellington

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 Wellington. 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
Shawbirch (Best) 24934/32845
Apley Castle 22577/32845
Ercall 22144/32845
Dothill 19094/32845
Ketley & Overdale 15993/32845
Park 14828/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 11986/32845
College 9575/32845
Haygate 9535/32845
Arleston (Worst) 7300/32845

Average rent in Wellington

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wellington

If you are thinking of moving to Wellington, 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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