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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Bilston in West Midlands? 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 Bilston 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 Bilston the land of milk and honey or are Coseley, Moxley and Willenhall a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bilston

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bilston. 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
Moseley 214
Monmore Green 186
Ettingshall 152
Parkfield 143
Portobello 142
Stow Lawn 141
Bilston 141
Lower Bradley 139
Ashmore Lake 126
Coseley 112

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bilston North (Best) 10480/32845
Heath Town 11327/32845
Darlaston South 11605/32845
Ettingshall 11784/32845
Blakenhall 12023/32845
Wednesfield South 15705/32845
Spring Vale 15729/32845
Bilston East 5682/32845
East Park 8742/32845
Bentley and Darlaston North (Worst) 9686/32845
Reader Opinion:

Willenhall: A charming little Paradise

Your Health in Bilston

If you are thinking of moving to Bilston, 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 Bilston 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
Sandwell 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56% 15.47% 35.14% 42.15%
Wolverhampton (Bilston) 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25% 14.46% 35.02% 43.74%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bentley and Darlaston North (Best) 6235/32845
East Park 6433/32845
Darlaston South 6700/32845
Bilston East 6974/32845
Heath Town 7267/32845
Bilston North 7464/32845
Wednesfield South 8052/32845
Ettingshall 8086/32845
Blakenhall 8964/32845
Spring Vale (Worst) 9583/32845
Reader Opinion:

Willenhall, no one cares and nobody needs to here

Deprivation in Bilston

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 Bilston. 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
Spring Vale (Best) 10443/32845
East Park 4090/32845
Darlaston South 4360/32845
Bilston East 4899/32845
Bentley and Darlaston North 5083/32845
Ettingshall 5642/32845
Heath Town 5650/32845
Bilston North 6324/32845
Blakenhall 8525/32845
Wednesfield South (Worst) 9608/32845

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  1. Bilston: it’s such a dump even if you live on your local park bench

    Bilston: it’s such a dump even if you live on your local park bench