Moving to Ellesmere, Shropshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Ellesmere, Shropshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ellesmere in Shropshire? 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 Ellesmere 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 Ellesmere the land of milk and honey or are Oswestry, Chirk and Overton on Dee a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ellesmere

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 Ellesmere. 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
Cross 12
Newnes 4
Knolton 4
Penley 1
Greenhill Bank 1
Dudleston Heath 1
Criftins (Dudleston Heath) 1
Dudleston Grove 1
Gravel Hole 1
Breaden Heath 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Marchwiel (Best) 1090/32845
Bronington 1518/32845
Overton 1722/32845
Oswestry East 18195/32845
The Meres 26258/32845
St Martin's 26454/32845
Ellesmere Urban 27216/32845
Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 27234/32845
Whittington 28144/32845
Ruyton and Baschurch (Worst) 30649/32845
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Your Health in Ellesmere

If you are thinking of moving to Ellesmere, 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 Ellesmere 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
Cheshire East 1.06% 3.85% 12.78% 33.25% 49.06%
Shropshire (Ellesmere) 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Telford and Wrekin 1.42% 4.81% 13.57% 34.32% 45.87%
Wrexham 1.37% 4.84% 14.1% 32.49% 47.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Marchwiel (Best) 1153/32845
Bronington 1530/32845
Overton 1593/32845
Oswestry East 17498/32845
Whittington 19612/32845
Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 22458/32845
The Meres 23411/32845
Ruyton and Baschurch 23712/32845
Ellesmere Urban 24034/32845
St Martin's (Worst) 25714/32845

Deprivation in Ellesmere

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 Ellesmere. 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
Bronington (Best) 1367/32845
Marchwiel 1399/32845
Oswestry East 14261/32845
Overton 1480/32845
The Meres 15526/32845
St Martin's 15983/32845
Ellesmere Urban 17821/32845
Whittington 17893/32845
Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 18959/32845
Ruyton and Baschurch (Worst) 19540/32845

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