Moving to Berkeley, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Berkeley, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Berkeley in Gloucestershire? 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley the land of milk and honey or are Dursley, Lydney and Wotton under Edge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Berkeley

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Berkeley. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Wanswell 6
Berkeley 5
Berkeley Heath 5
Hook Street 5
Heathfield 1
Halmore 1
Newport 0
Leathern Bottle 0
Tumpy Green 0
Stone 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Charfield (Best) 21425/32845
Lydney East 21602/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 26080/32845
Dursley 26653/32845
Cam East 28936/32845
Cam West 29175/32845
Berkeley Vale 29448/32845
St. Briavels 30126/32845
Lydney North 30578/32845
Reader Opinion:

I watched Deliverance the other day, it made me think of Cinderford

Your Health in Berkeley

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Monmouthshire 1.36% 4.57% 14.02% 33.66% 46.39%
Stroud (Berkeley) 0.94% 3.35% 12.8% 35.21% 47.69%
Forest of Dean 1.13% 4.31% 14.49% 35.8% 44.27%
Cotswold 0.8% 3.01% 12.33% 35.07% 48.78%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lydney East (Best) 16237/32845
Dursley 18065/32845
Cam East 19085/32845
Cam West 19895/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 20247/32845
Berkeley Vale 25146/32845
Charfield 25544/32845
Lydney North 26954/32845
St. Briavels 27948/32845
Reader Opinion:

Lydney: The "lovely" little brother of Coleford

Deprivation in Berkeley

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 Berkeley. 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
Lydney East (Best) 15430/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 17993/32845
St. Briavels 18039/32845
Dursley 19329/32845
Cam East 22146/32845
Cam West 22853/32845
Charfield 22968/32845
Berkeley Vale 23054/32845
Lydney North 26029/32845

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