Moving to Aldridge, West Midlands? What you need to know

Moving to Aldridge, West Midlands - What you need to know
Moving to Aldridge, West Midlands - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Aldridge 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 Aldridge 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 Aldridge truly a nice place to live, or are Brownhills, Pelsall and Walsall a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Aldridge

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 Aldridge. 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
Holly Bank 56
Walsall Wood 48
Shelfield 43
Rushall 36
Black Brook 22
Bourne Vale 18
Barr Common 17
Aldridge 16
Stonnall 11
Mill Green 6

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

Ward Average rank in England
Streetly (Best) 27747/32845
Little Aston & Stonnall 26102/32845
Aldridge Central and South 24409/32845
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood 20422/32845
Pelsall 17897/32845
Brownhills 17448/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 17115/32845
Bloxwich East 8330/32845
St Matthew's 7656/32845
Blakenall (Worst) 5560/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stonnall, in the middle of nowhere between Walsall and Lichfield

Your Health in Aldridge

If you are thinking of moving to Aldridge, 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 Aldridge 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 1.8% 5.9%
Walsall (Aldridge) 1.68% 5.56%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Little Aston & Stonnall (Best) 26325/32845
Streetly 22421/32845
Aldridge Central and South 16413/32845
Pelsall 12515/32845
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood 11248/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 8952/32845
Brownhills 8869/32845
St Matthew's 6060/32845
Bloxwich East 4829/32845
Blakenall (Worst) 2943/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlaston - A little Chav Hellhole

Deprivation in Aldridge

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 Aldridge. 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
Streetly (Best) 29311/32845
Little Aston & Stonnall 27304/32845
Aldridge Central and South 20747/32845
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood 17714/32845
Pelsall 17292/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 11848/32845
Brownhills 10338/32845
St Matthew's 6869/32845
Bloxwich East 4520/32845
Blakenall (Worst) 1887/32845

Average rent in Aldridge

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Aldridge

If you are thinking of moving to Aldridge, 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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