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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Bloxwich 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 Bloxwich 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 Bloxwich the land of milk and honey or are Pelsall, Walsall and Willenhall a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bloxwich

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 Bloxwich. 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
Blakenall Heath 197
Harden 175
Wallington Heath 169
Bloxwich 169
Little Bloxwich 127
Fishley 127
Heath End 112
Leamore 110
Dudley’s Fields 97
Pelsall Wood 89

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

Ward Average rank in England
Birchills Leamore (Best) 10103/32845
Essington 11280/32845
Bloxwich West 12913/32845
Willenhall North 13612/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 17115/32845
Pelsall 17897/32845
Blakenall 5560/32845
Bloxwich East 8330/32845
Willenhall South 8569/32845
Short Heath (Worst) 9994/32845
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Your Health in Bloxwich

If you are thinking of moving to Bloxwich, 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 Bloxwich 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
Walsall (Bloxwich) 1.68% 5.56% 15.47% 35.14% 42.15%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25% 14.46% 35.02% 43.74%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93% 13.17% 34.79% 46.92%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Willenhall North (Best) 11523/32845
Pelsall 12515/32845
Essington 20396/32845
Blakenall 2943/32845
Birchills Leamore 4399/32845
Bloxwich East 4829/32845
Willenhall South 6863/32845
Bloxwich West 8938/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 8952/32845
Short Heath (Worst) 9603/32845
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Deprivation in Bloxwich

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 Bloxwich. 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
Short Heath (Best) 11703/32845
Rushall-Shelfield 11848/32845
Willenhall North 13859/32845
Essington 17261/32845
Pelsall 17292/32845
Blakenall 1887/32845
Birchills Leamore 3272/32845
Bloxwich East 4520/32845
Willenhall South 6372/32845
Bloxwich West (Worst) 9335/32845

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