Moving to Fenton, Staffordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Fenton, Staffordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Fenton, Staffordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Fenton in Staffordshire? 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 Fenton 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 Fenton the land of milk and honey or are Newport, Shifnal and Penkridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Fenton

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 Fenton. 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
Lapley 4
Shutt Green 2
Horsebrook 2
Longnor 1
Brineton 1
Bickford 0
Marston 0
Little Onn 0
Mitton 0
Church Eaton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Penkridge North East and Acton Trussell (Best) 27309/32845
Codsall North 25196/32845
Brewood and Coven 25061/32845
Gnosall & Woodseaves 23417/32845
Shifnal South and Cosford 22798/32845
Penkridge South East 22794/32845
Bilbrook 19476/32845
Wheaton Aston, Bishopswood and Lapley 17761/32845
Huntington and Hatherton 16648/32845
Penkridge West (Worst) 16523/32845
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Your Health in Fenton

If you are thinking of moving to Fenton, 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 Fenton 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
Walsall 1.68% 5.56% 15.47% 35.14% 42.15%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25% 14.46% 35.02% 43.74%
South Staffordshire (Fenton) 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Penkridge North East and Acton Trussell (Best) 27368/32845
Shifnal South and Cosford 25923/32845
Codsall North 25838/32845
Wheaton Aston, Bishopswood and Lapley 25143/32845
Gnosall & Woodseaves 25082/32845
Brewood and Coven 23619/32845
Penkridge West 21752/32845
Penkridge South East 21004/32845
Bilbrook 17602/32845
Huntington and Hatherton (Worst) 15825/32845
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Deprivation in Fenton

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 Fenton. 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
Shifnal South and Cosford (Best) 26358/32845
Codsall North 25275/32845
Brewood and Coven 24634/32845
Gnosall & Woodseaves 23916/32845
Penkridge South East 22988/32845
Penkridge North East and Acton Trussell 22335/32845
Penkridge West 20559/32845
Wheaton Aston, Bishopswood and Lapley 19241/32845
Bilbrook 15860/32845
Huntington and Hatherton (Worst) 14309/32845

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