Moving to Gloucester, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Gloucester, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Gloucester in Gloucestershire? 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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester the land of milk and honey or are Cheltenham, Newent and Painswick a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Gloucester

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 Gloucester. 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
Coney Hill 123
Longford 123
Barnwood 114
St Paul’s 97
Saintbridge 79
Tuffley 52
Longlevens 37
Hempsted 24
Maisemore 1
Twigworth 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Moreland (Best) 12067/32845
Podsmead 16916/32845
Innsworth 24931/32845
Elmbridge 25749/32845
Barnwood 26030/32845
Longlevens 30329/32845
Barton and Tredworth 7066/32845
Westgate 7855/32845
Coney Hill 9337/32845
Kingsholm and Wotton (Worst) 9781/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newent, a million shades of grey

Your Health in Gloucester

If you are thinking of moving to Gloucester, 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 Gloucester 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
Herefordshire, County of 1.17% 4.06% 13.91% 35.15% 45.71%
Gloucester (Gloucester) 1.1% 3.79% 13.09% 35.46% 46.56%
Cheltenham 0.85% 3.14% 11.78% 34.32% 49.91%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3% 12.46% 35.61% 47.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Barnwood (Best) 14803/32845
Elmbridge 15525/32845
Innsworth 16938/32845
Longlevens 18257/32845
Westgate 4787/32845
Kingsholm and Wotton 5122/32845
Barton and Tredworth 5316/32845
Podsmead 6915/32845
Coney Hill 7047/32845
Moreland (Worst) 7634/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Gloucester

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 Gloucester. 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
Innsworth (Best) 18401/32845
Barnwood 20695/32845
Elmbridge 22365/32845
Longlevens 28482/32845
Westgate 4884/32845
Barton and Tredworth 5385/32845
Coney Hill 6161/32845
Podsmead 8066/32845
Kingsholm and Wotton 9551/32845
Moreland (Worst) 9628/32845

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