Moving to Cradley Heath, West Midlands? What you need to know

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Moving to Cradley Heath, West Midlands - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Cradley Heath 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 Cradley Heath 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 Cradley Heath the land of milk and honey or are Brierley Hill, Lye and Rowley Regis a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Cradley Heath

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 Cradley Heath. 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
Round Oak 147
Stour 140
Brierley Hill 134
Bowling Green 127
Dudley Wood 127
Baptist End 102
Netherton 102
Cradley Heath 99
Cradley 69
Belle Vale 65

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rowley (Best) 10557/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 13133/32845
Brierley Hill 13442/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 13889/32845
Blackheath 14205/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 15006/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 16095/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 16112/32845
Amblecote 19943/32845
Belle Vale (Worst) 21382/32845

Your Health in Cradley Heath

If you are thinking of moving to Cradley Heath, 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 Cradley Heath 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
Sandwell (Cradley Heath) 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Dudley 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood (Best) 10462/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 12481/32845
Belle Vale 13319/32845
Amblecote 15693/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 7188/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 7338/32845
Rowley 7991/32845
Brierley Hill 8137/32845
Blackheath 8783/32845
Cradley and Wollescote (Worst) 9621/32845

Deprivation in Cradley Heath

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 Cradley Heath. 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
Lye and Stourbridge North (Best) 14000/32845
Belle Vale 14506/32845
Amblecote 21273/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 5462/32845
Brierley Hill 8198/32845
Rowley 8365/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 8893/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 8950/32845
Blackheath 9283/32845
Cradley and Wollescote (Worst) 9465/32845

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