Moving to Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Bishop's Castle, Shropshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bishop's Castle in Shropshire? 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 Bishop's Castle 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 Bishop's Castle the land of milk and honey or are Clun, Craven Arms and Montgomery a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bishop's Castle

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 Bishop's Castle. 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
Castlegreen 5
Bishop’s Castle 5
Cabin 5
Camlad 3
Old Church Stoke 3
Church Stoke 3
Alport 3
Caebitra 1
Walkmill 0
More 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kerry (Best) 1423/32845
Forden 1699/32845
Churchstoke 1738/32845
Montgomery 1797/32845
Church Stretton and Craven Arms 23459/32845
Chirbury and Worthen 27100/32845
Rea Valley 27939/32845
Bishop's Castle 29643/32845
Corvedale 29749/32845
Clun (Worst) 30700/32845

Your Health in Bishop's Castle

If you are thinking of moving to Bishop's Castle, 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 Bishop's Castle 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
Shropshire (Bishop's Castle) 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Telford and Wrekin 1.42% 4.81% 13.57% 34.32% 45.87%
Wyre Forest 1.36% 4.64% 15.19% 35.19% 43.61%
Malvern Hills 1.36% 3.94% 14.06% 35.07% 45.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Churchstoke (Best) 1203/32845
Montgomery 1324/32845
Forden 1650/32845
Kerry 1748/32845
Rea Valley 17984/32845
Church Stretton and Craven Arms 21952/32845
Bishop's Castle 22833/32845
Chirbury and Worthen 25082/32845
Clun 25835/32845
Corvedale (Worst) 26744/32845

Deprivation in Bishop's Castle

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 Bishop's Castle. 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
Churchstoke (Best) 1047/32845
Corvedale 12263/32845
Kerry 1259/32845
Bishop's Castle 12648/32845
Chirbury and Worthen 12966/32845
Montgomery 1312/32845
Clun 13937/32845
Forden 1561/32845
Church Stretton and Craven Arms 17152/32845
Rea Valley (Worst) 21147/32845

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