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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Halesowen 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 Halesowen 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 Halesowen the land of milk and honey or are Blackheath, Cradley Heath and Rowley Regis a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Halesowen

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 Halesowen. 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
Blackheath 88
Haden Cross 87
Coombeswood 79
Short Cross 75
Cradley 73
Belle Vale 66
Halesowen 65
Hasbury 65
Lapal 36
Lower Illey 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hayley Green and Cradley South (Best) 25764/32845
Belle Vale 21382/32845
Halesowen South 18719/32845
Halesowen North 16816/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 16112/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 15006/32845
Blackheath 14205/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 13889/32845
Quinton 12257/32845
Rowley (Worst) 10557/32845
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Your Health in Halesowen

If you are thinking of moving to Halesowen, 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 Halesowen 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%
Sandwell 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Dudley (Halesowen) 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Halesowen South (Best) 19337/32845
Hayley Green and Cradley South 16247/32845
Halesowen North 14585/32845
Belle Vale 13319/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 10462/32845
Quinton 10186/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9621/32845
Blackheath 8783/32845
Rowley 7991/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill (Worst) 7188/32845

Deprivation in Halesowen

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 Halesowen. 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
Halesowen South (Best) 21669/32845
Hayley Green and Cradley South 18304/32845
Halesowen North 15328/32845
Belle Vale 14506/32845
Quinton 10403/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9465/32845
Blackheath 9283/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 8950/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 8893/32845
Rowley (Worst) 8365/32845

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