Moving to Burslem, Staffordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Burslem, Staffordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Burslem in Staffordshire? 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 Burslem 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 Burslem the land of milk and honey or are Kidsgrove, Longton and Newcastle under Lyme a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Burslem

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Burslem. 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
Stoke-on-Trent 1
Burslem 1
Cobridge 0
Porthill 0
May Bank 0
Longport 0
Etruria 0
Cross Heath 0
Newcastle-under-Lyme 0
Basford 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Town (Best) 10132/32845
Knutton 12410/32845
Wolstanton 15844/32845
May Bank 17687/32845
Thistleberry 19522/32845
Bradwell 20016/32845
Burslem Central 2114/32845
Moorcroft 3018/32845
Burslem Park 6840/32845
Cross Heath (Worst) 9094/32845
Reader Opinion:

The Hell That Is Sunderland

Your Health in Burslem

If you are thinking of moving to Burslem, 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 Burslem 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
Stoke-on-Trent 1.87% 6.17% 15.33% 34.66% 41.97%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Newcastle-under-Lyme (Burslem) 1.4% 5.1% 14.37% 34.48% 44.65%
Staffordshire Moorlands 1.37% 4.55% 14.86% 35.06% 44.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bradwell (Best) 11571/32845
Thistleberry 12028/32845
Wolstanton 12609/32845
May Bank 12960/32845
Moorcroft 2189/32845
Burslem Central 2297/32845
Burslem Park 3688/32845
Knutton 4047/32845
Town 5451/32845
Cross Heath (Worst) 5623/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle: You might as well jump pet!

Deprivation in Burslem

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 Burslem. 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
Bradwell (Best) 17927/32845
Wolstanton 18213/32845
Thistleberry 18753/32845
May Bank 18888/32845
Burslem Central 2843/32845
Moorcroft 3515/32845
Burslem Park 5358/32845
Knutton 7345/32845
Cross Heath 7896/32845
Town (Worst) 9365/32845

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