Moving to , - Useful Information

Moving to , ,  - Useful Information
Moving to , ,  - Useful Information

So you are thinking of moving to in ? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that is on the up and up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is the land of milk and honey or a hell hole? Time to find out!

Nothing gives an accurate snapshop of an area quite like the Indices of Multiple Deprivation. These statistics are published every two years by the government and really give you an insight into what is really like. We use the traffic light system, so you can see at a glace how bad (or good) is. The decile scores we publish range from 1 to 10, where 1 is the worst and 10 the best. They represent the average of all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in .

Overall Deprivation Decile
Deprivation Domain
Average Decile
Education, Skills & Training
Health & Disability
Outdoor Environment

Crime in

If you are moving to you'll want to know if the area if a crime infested hell hole compared to the other wards in . We have you covered. No need to stake the place out at night to see if it turns into an anti-social nightmware at night!

We have taken the 'best fit' Policing area that includes and grabbed the crime incidents from The data is for incidents reported to the Police. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken. The data is typically 3 months in arrears.

There were no crime incidents reported to the Police in in February 2021.

Crime CategoryIncidents
All Crime0


That's all very well, but you want to know if those crime incidents are happening in the road you are thinking of moving to, right? Here they are plotted on a map. You can see where the clusters are. To protect people's privacy, each road is broken down in to one or two clusters. So that could mean the incidents occur throughout the road or multiple incidents at one address,


The Indices of Multiple Deprivation has a breakdown of crime in the area down to Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) level. This is equivelent to a few roads. These statistics are a measure of how likley you are to be victim of 'personal or material crime', lovely! So in laymen's terms, how likely you are to be mugged or burgled. According to these statistics, here are the roads with the least crime and the most crime:

Roads with the most crime in

Roads with the least Crime in

Source: English Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019

Universal Credit (UC) Statistics in and around ,

Although Universal Credit (UC) is a in and out of work benefit, it is a good indicator of the levels of unemployment and crucially as we move to a 'gig economy', under employment in . The Department for Work & Pensions typically publish UC count figures 6 months in arrears.
Source: Department for Work & Pensions August 2020

Wages Statistics: How much can you expect to earn in ?

Every year the Office of National Statitics (ONS) publishes its labour market survery. Amongst these statitics is how much gross weekly pay you can earn on average in any local district council area. is ranked 315/314 local district councils in England, from the highest down to the lowest average weekly gross pay.
Source: Office for National Statitics (Nomis) April 2020
Source: Office for National Statitics (Nomis) April 2020

Your Wellbeing in

Each year the Office for National Statitics (ONS) conducts a wellbeing survey at the local district level. We've grabbed the results for so you can see what to expect in . Is it a soul destroying hellhole or quite the salubrious desireable place to live?

Your Health in

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