Moving to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire? What you need to know

Moving to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire - What you need to know
Moving to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Droitwich Spa a nice place to live?'' 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 Droitwich Spa 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 Droitwich Spa truly a nice place to live, or are Bromsgrove, Stourport on Severn and Worcester a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Droitwich Spa

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Droitwich Spa. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Droitwich Spa 50
Droitwich Canal 50
Berry Hill 27
Hadzor 17
Hampton Lovett 15
Chawson 12
Shernal Green 9
Copcut 8
Henbrook 4
Rashwood 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Droitwich South East (Best) 30820/32845
Avoncroft 27678/32845
Bowbrook 25845/32845
Warndon Parish North 24088/32845
Droitwich East 22014/32845
Droitwich South West 19134/32845
Droitwich Central 12588/32845
Droitwich West 11110/32845
Dodderhill 8565/32845
Warndon (Worst) 4294/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cleobury Mortimer - Strange Little Town

Your Health in Droitwich Spa

If you are thinking of moving to Droitwich Spa, 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 Droitwich Spa compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Wyre Forest 1.36% 4.64%
Wychavon (Droitwich Spa) 0.98% 3.71%
Malvern Hills 1.36% 3.94%
Worcester 1.03% 3.83%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Droitwich South East (Best) 31495/32845
Bowbrook 29995/32845
Avoncroft 25056/32845
Droitwich South West 21661/32845
Warndon Parish North 20967/32845
Dodderhill 20598/32845
Droitwich East 19668/32845
Droitwich West 13317/32845
Droitwich Central 11434/32845
Warndon (Worst) 5110/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bromyard known by the locals as "bumrod"

Deprivation in Droitwich Spa

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 Droitwich Spa. 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
Droitwich South East (Best) 31093/32845
Avoncroft 26635/32845
Warndon Parish North 26402/32845
Bowbrook 24533/32845
Droitwich South West 21677/32845
Droitwich East 19401/32845
Dodderhill 15511/32845
Droitwich Central 12400/32845
Droitwich West 8378/32845
Warndon (Worst) 4675/32845

Average rent in Droitwich Spa

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Droitwich Spa are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Droitwich Spa.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Droitwich Spa

If you are thinking of moving to Droitwich Spa, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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