Moving to Bridgnorth, Shropshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Bridgnorth, Shropshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bridgnorth 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 Bridgnorth 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 Bridgnorth the land of milk and honey or are Broseley, Madeley and Much Wenlock a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bridgnorth

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 Bridgnorth. 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
Bridgnorth 42
Cross Lane Head 14
Tasley 11
Knowlesands 5
Danesford 5
Oldbury 1
Eardington 1
Bromley 0
Burcote 0
Allscot 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ironbridge Gorge (Best) 15437/32845
Woodside 1744/32845
Broseley 21723/32845
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 22044/32845
Worfield 22058/32845
Highley 22404/32845
Much Wenlock 23479/32845
Bridgnorth West and Tasley 25992/32845
Alveley and Claverley 26447/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill (Worst) 8639/32845
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Your Health in Bridgnorth

If you are thinking of moving to Bridgnorth, 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 Bridgnorth 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
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
Shropshire (Bridgnorth) 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%
Wyre Forest 1.36% 4.64% 15.19% 35.19% 43.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broseley (Best) 18589/32845
Much Wenlock 20932/32845
Highley 21125/32845
Worfield 21564/32845
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 22359/32845
Bridgnorth West and Tasley 23300/32845
Alveley and Claverley 26413/32845
Woodside 4515/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill 6151/32845
Ironbridge Gorge (Worst) 9213/32845

Deprivation in Bridgnorth

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 Bridgnorth. 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
Worfield (Best) 11987/32845
Ironbridge Gorge 14039/32845
Much Wenlock 17791/32845
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 17812/32845
Woodside 1804/32845
Highley 18231/32845
Broseley 18549/32845
Alveley and Claverley 19284/32845
Bridgnorth West and Tasley 22499/32845
Madeley & Sutton Hill (Worst) 7804/32845

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