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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry the land of milk and honey or are Bedworth, Kenilworth and Royal Leamington Spa a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Coventry

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 Coventry. 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
Great Heath 326
Edgwick 262
Stoke Heath 249
Church End 234
Radford 203
Spon End 199
Sowe 174
Gosford Green 172
Lower Stoke 137
Cheylesmore 66

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

Ward Average rank in England
Foleshill (Best) 11202/32845
St Michael's 11719/32845
Lower Stoke 13638/32845
Sherbourne 15014/32845
Westwood 18493/32845
Whoberley 18886/32845
Earlsdon 21057/32845
Cheylesmore 22300/32845
Wainbody 29268/32845
Radford (Worst) 9501/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leamington Spa: Stale magnolia casting its vanilla doom all over the town

Your Health in Coventry

If you are thinking of moving to Coventry, 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 Coventry 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
Coventry (Coventry) 1.4% 4.66% 13.25% 34.65% 46.05%
Nuneaton and Bedworth 1.4% 4.81% 14.48% 35.33% 43.98%
Warwick 0.93% 3.11% 11.42% 33.94% 50.61%
Rugby 0.97% 3.51% 12.57% 35.28% 47.68%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westwood (Best) 11318/32845
Lower Stoke 11443/32845
Sherbourne 13209/32845
Cheylesmore 15413/32845
Whoberley 16604/32845
Earlsdon 19508/32845
Wainbody 20482/32845
Foleshill 5357/32845
St Michael's 7840/32845
Radford (Worst) 8067/32845
Reader Opinion:

Rugby: Warehouse jobs and drugs a plenty

Deprivation in Coventry

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 Coventry. 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
Lower Stoke (Best) 13406/32845
Westwood 13592/32845
Sherbourne 15216/32845
Cheylesmore 18682/32845
Whoberley 19664/32845
Earlsdon 23341/32845
Wainbody 26764/32845
Foleshill 3497/32845
Radford 7025/32845
St Michael's (Worst) 8747/32845

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    Southam… probably one of the dullest towns around

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  3. Rugby: Warehouse jobs and drugs a plenty

    Rugby: Warehouse jobs and drugs a plenty

  4. Coventry – The Hellhole of Britain

    Coventry – The Hellhole of Britain

  5. Leamington Spa: Stale magnolia casting its vanilla doom all over the town

    Leamington Spa: Stale magnolia casting its vanilla doom all over the town

  6. I’m amazed that Coventry doesn’t feature in the 10 worst places to live

    I’m amazed that Coventry doesn’t feature in the 10 worst places to live

  7. Well… It’s Coventry

    Well… It’s Coventry

  8. Coventry, Chaventry, whatever, it’s a ********, even the radio stations are ****!

    Coventry, Chaventry, whatever, it’s a ********, even the radio stations are ****!

  9. Coventry is a miserable place that drains you of life

    Coventry is a miserable place that drains you of life