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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Blackheath 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 Blackheath 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 Blackheath the land of milk and honey or are Halesowen, Oldbury and Rowley Regis a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Blackheath

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 Blackheath. 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
Rowley Regis 120
Langley Green 110
Causeway Green 110
Oldbury 101
Blackheath 100
Portway 100
Bristnall Fields 97
Haden Cross 96
Springfield 80
Coombeswood 72

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rowley (Best) 10557/32845
Langley 11216/32845
Tividale 13039/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 13133/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 13889/32845
Blackheath 14205/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 15006/32845
Halesowen North 16816/32845
Halesowen South 18719/32845
Belle Vale (Worst) 21382/32845
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Your Health in Blackheath

If you are thinking of moving to Blackheath, 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 Blackheath 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
Birmingham 1.65% 5.04% 13.87% 33.91% 45.53%
Sandwell (Blackheath) 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Dudley 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood (Best) 10462/32845
Belle Vale 13319/32845
Halesowen North 14585/32845
Halesowen South 19337/32845
Langley 6693/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 7188/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 7338/32845
Rowley 7991/32845
Blackheath 8783/32845
Tividale (Worst) 9686/32845

Deprivation in Blackheath

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 Blackheath. 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
Tividale (Best) 10833/32845
Belle Vale 14506/32845
Halesowen North 15328/32845
Halesowen South 21669/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 5462/32845
Langley 6243/32845
Rowley 8365/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 8893/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 8950/32845
Blackheath (Worst) 9283/32845

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