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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Fordbridge 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 Fordbridge 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 Fordbridge the land of milk and honey or are Coleshill, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Fordbridge

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 Fordbridge. 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
Bacon’s End 210
Colehall 201
Shard End 195
Tile Cross 149
Chelmsley Wood 147
Castle Bromwich 146
Marston Green 54
Coleshill 26
Cole End 26
Chattle Hill 13

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

Ward Average rank in England
Castle Bromwich (Best) 11609/32845
Coleshill South 13891/32845
Water Orton 16532/32845
Coleshill North 22281/32845
Shard End 4420/32845
Kingshurst and Fordbridge 4887/32845
Chelmsley Wood 5476/32845
Smith's Wood 7841/32845
Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 7867/32845
Garretts Green (Worst) 7946/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tooting... yikes!

Your Health in Fordbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Fordbridge, 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 Fordbridge 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
Birmingham 1.65% 5.04% 13.87% 33.91% 45.53%
Solihull (Fordbridge) 1.21% 3.99% 13.09% 34.2% 47.51%
Bromsgrove 1.1% 3.72% 12.69% 33.43% 49.05%
North Warwickshire 1.38% 4.6% 14.07% 34.84% 45.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Coleshill South (Best) 17774/32845
Castle Bromwich 20519/32845
Coleshill North 20563/32845
Shard End 2126/32845
Water Orton 23614/32845
Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 4804/32845
Chelmsley Wood 4882/32845
Garretts Green 5196/32845
Kingshurst and Fordbridge 6333/32845
Smith's Wood (Worst) 6537/32845
Reader Opinion:

Northfield, Birmingham, the worst place anybody could wish to live

Deprivation in Fordbridge

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 Fordbridge. 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
Coleshill South (Best) 17374/32845
Shard End 1779/32845
Castle Bromwich 20801/32845
Water Orton 22573/32845
Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 2311/32845
Coleshill North 24073/32845
Chelmsley Wood 3048/32845
Garretts Green 3375/32845
Smith's Wood 4164/32845
Kingshurst and Fordbridge (Worst) 4504/32845

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