Moving to Coleford, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Coleford, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Coleford in Gloucestershire? 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 Coleford 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 Coleford the land of milk and honey or are Cinderford, Lydney and Monmouth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Coleford

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 Coleford. 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
Baker’s Hill 32
Broadwell 32
Mile End 32
Lower Berry Hill 27
Coalway 24
Berry Hill 22
Christchurch 22
Five Acres 22
High Nash 21
Coleford 21

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wyesham (Best) 1085/32845
Dixton with Osbaston 1233/32845
Coleford 24099/32845
Bream 27778/32845
Lydbrook 28548/32845
Newland & Sling 29218/32845
Berry Hill 29267/32845
Drybridge 870/32845
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Your Health in Coleford

If you are thinking of moving to Coleford, 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 Coleford 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
Herefordshire, County of 1.17% 4.06% 13.91% 35.15% 45.71%
Monmouthshire 1.36% 4.57% 14.02% 33.66% 46.39%
Forest of Dean (Coleford) 1.13% 4.31% 14.49% 35.8% 44.27%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3% 12.46% 35.61% 47.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wyesham (Best) 1221/32845
Drybridge 1429/32845
Coleford 16698/32845
Lydbrook 17230/32845
Dixton with Osbaston 1736/32845
Berry Hill 20262/32845
Bream 23404/32845
Newland & Sling 27164/32845
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Deprivation in Coleford

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 Coleford. 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
Drybridge (Best) 1320/32845
Coleford 13734/32845
Lydbrook 14875/32845
Dixton with Osbaston 1622/32845
Berry Hill 16974/32845
Bream 18254/32845
Newland & Sling 19267/32845
Wyesham 986/32845

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