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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley the land of milk and honey or are Gornal, Rowley Regis and Tipton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dudley

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 Dudley. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Dudley 182
Eve Hill 182
Tipton 142
Tipton Green 142
Dudley Port 140
Burnt Tree 127
Kates Hill 127
Tividale 108
Tansley Hill 103
Oakham 93

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gornal (Best) 19341/32845
Coseley East 14856/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 14760/32845
St James's 14148/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett 13455/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 13133/32845
Tividale 13039/32845
Castle and Priory 13025/32845
St Thomas's 10983/32845
Tipton Green (Worst) 9902/32845
Reader Opinion:

Walsall: the garbage town of England

Your Health in Dudley

If you are thinking of moving to Dudley, 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 Dudley 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 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56% 15.47% 35.14% 42.15%
Dudley (Dudley) 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gornal (Best) 13963/32845
Coseley East 10960/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 10647/32845
Tividale 9686/32845
St James's 8768/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 7338/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett 7051/32845
Castle and Priory 6775/32845
St Thomas's 6375/32845
Tipton Green (Worst) 5500/32845
Reader Opinion:

Brierley Hill, if you've been there once, you'll never want to go back

Deprivation in Dudley

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 Dudley. 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
Gornal (Best) 16878/32845
Coseley East 11807/32845
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 11734/32845
St James's 10976/32845
Tividale 10833/32845
Castle and Priory 8096/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett 7618/32845
Tipton Green 6573/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 5462/32845
St Thomas's (Worst) 4588/32845

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