Moving to Bewdley, Worcestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Bewdley, Worcestershire - What you need to know
Moving to Bewdley, Worcestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bewdley in Worcestershire? 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 Bewdley 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 Bewdley the land of milk and honey or are Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster and Stourport on Severn a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bewdley

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 Bewdley. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Birchen Coppice 25
Blakebrook 23
Catchems End 10
Ribbesford 10
Hales Park 7
Bewdley 7
Blackstone 5
Dowles 4
Long Bank 1
Dowles Brook 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cleobury Mortimer (Best) 28604/32845
Bewdley & Rock 22201/32845
Franche & Habberley North 21755/32845
Aggborough & Spennells 16694/32845
Wribbenhall & Arley 16531/32845
Mitton 15995/32845
Areley Kings & Riverside 14564/32845
Blakebrook & Habberley South 11404/32845
Foley Park & Hoobrook 11139/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bewdley, there is a selection of giant douchebags who live here

Your Health in Bewdley

If you are thinking of moving to Bewdley, 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 Bewdley 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
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%
Wyre Forest (Bewdley) 1.36% 4.64% 15.19% 35.19% 43.61%
Malvern Hills 1.36% 3.94% 14.06% 35.07% 45.57%
Worcester 1.03% 3.83% 12.78% 34.93% 47.44%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cleobury Mortimer (Best) 24942/32845
Bewdley & Rock 23477/32845
Wribbenhall & Arley 20357/32845
Mitton 19523/32845
Aggborough & Spennells 17769/32845
Franche & Habberley North 17682/32845
Areley Kings & Riverside 16474/32845
Blakebrook & Habberley South 15225/32845
Foley Park & Hoobrook 14981/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stourport-On-Severn: a hell hole of charity shops & old people's homes

Deprivation in Bewdley

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 Bewdley. 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
Aggborough & Spennells (Best) 18504/32845
Mitton 17583/32845
Franche & Habberley North 17427/32845
Bewdley & Rock 17407/32845
Wribbenhall & Arley 17310/32845
Cleobury Mortimer 15965/32845
Blakebrook & Habberley South 14618/32845
Areley Kings & Riverside 14386/32845
Foley Park & Hoobrook 13013/32845

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