Is Alcester, Warwickshire a nice place to live?

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Moving to Alcester, Warwickshire - What you need to know
Moving to Alcester, Warwickshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Alcester a nice place to live?'' 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 Alcester is on the up an 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 Alcester truly a nice place to live, or are Henley in Arden, Stratford upon Avon and Redditch a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Alcester

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Alcester. 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
Alcester 10
Alne End 3
Cookhill 3
New End 2
Alne Hills 2
Great Alne 2
Ardens Grafton 1
Little Britain 0
Aston Cantlow 0
Haselor 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Alcester. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Alcester. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Inkberrow (Best) 26806/32845
Astwood Bank and Feckenham 25273/32845
Alcester & Rural 24574/32845
Alcester Town 23713/32845
Bidford West & Salford 23458/32845
Bidford East 22656/32845
Kinwarton 21519/32845
Wotton Wawen 19930/32845
Studley with Mappleborough Green 18723/32845
Reader Opinion:

Evesham, It's the worst of the worst no doubt about it.

Your Health in Alcester

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Warwick 0.93% 3.11%
Wychavon 0.98% 3.71%
Stratford-on-Avon (Alcester) 0.88% 3.36%
Redditch 1.23% 4.18%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Inkberrow (Best) 28520/32845
Wotton Wawen 27374/32845
Kinwarton 26812/32845
Alcester & Rural 26426/32845
Bidford East 23192/32845
Alcester Town 21973/32845
Bidford West & Salford 21800/32845
Studley with Mappleborough Green 19300/32845
Astwood Bank and Feckenham 19066/32845
Reader Opinion:

Portishead, on the muddy shores of the Severn Estuary

Deprivation in Alcester

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 Alcester. 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
Alcester & Rural (Best) 25366/32845
Astwood Bank and Feckenham 24153/32845
Inkberrow 22760/32845
Kinwarton 22681/32845
Bidford East 22086/32845
Wotton Wawen 21769/32845
Bidford West & Salford 20952/32845
Alcester Town 20525/32845
Studley with Mappleborough Green 19874/32845

Average rent in Alcester

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Alcester

If you are thinking of moving to Alcester, 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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