Is Whitchurch, Shropshire a nice place to live?

Is Whitchurch a nice place to live or is Whitchurch rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Whitchurch 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 Whitchurch truly a nice place to live, or are Malpas, Nantwich and Wem a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Whitchurch?

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 Whitchurch. 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
Chemistry 23
Waymills 18
Brooklands 7
Broughall 5
Hollinwood 1
Painters Green 1
Redbrook 1
Hall Green 1
The Chequer 1
Little Green 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Whitchurch. 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 Whitchurch 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 Hodnet ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hodnet (Best) 27024/32845
Audlem 25273/32845
Nantwich South and Stapeley 24223/32845
Prees 22700/32845
Malpas 22054/32845
Wrenbury 21932/32845
Wem 21003/32845
Whitchurch South 19728/32845
Market Drayton West 18535/32845
Whitchurch North (Worst) 17633/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitchurch (Wem): The abyss of Shropshire

Your Health in Whitchurch

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cheshire East 1.06% 3.85%
Shropshire (Whitchurch) 1.13% 3.91%
Wrexham 1.37% 4.84%
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1.4% 5.1%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wrenbury (Best) 25599/32845
Audlem 23481/32845
Prees 22771/32845
Nantwich South and Stapeley 20985/32845
Hodnet 20744/32845
Malpas 20552/32845
Wem 19218/32845
Whitchurch North 17872/32845
Whitchurch South 17254/32845
Market Drayton West (Worst) 14651/32845
Reader Opinion:

Nantwich: home of the yummy mummy & a sea of middle class insolence

Deprivation in Whitchurch

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 Whitchurch. 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
Nantwich South and Stapeley (Best) 27031/32845
Malpas 19147/32845
Audlem 19140/32845
Wem 16947/32845
Wrenbury 15849/32845
Market Drayton West 15426/32845
Whitchurch North 15381/32845
Hodnet 14802/32845
Whitchurch South 13928/32845
Prees (Worst) 12550/32845

Average rent in Whitchurch

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Whitchurch

If you are thinking of moving to Whitchurch, 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.