Moving to Kidderminster, Worcestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Kidderminster, Worcestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Kidderminster in Worcestershire? 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 Kidderminster 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 Kidderminster the land of milk and honey or are Stourbridge, Bewdley and Stourport on Severn a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Kidderminster

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 Kidderminster. 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
Greenhill 115
Kidderminster 99
Broadwaters 76
Aggborough 68
Blakebrook 61
Franche 51
Hoobrook 25
Stone 20
Spennells 8
Cookley 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Foley Park & Hoobrook (Best) 11139/32845
Blakebrook & Habberley South 11404/32845
Broadwaters 13854/32845
Offmore & Comberton 14442/32845
Mitton 15995/32845
Wribbenhall & Arley 16531/32845
Aggborough & Spennells 16694/32845
Wyre Forest Rural 17179/32845
Franche & Habberley North 21755/32845
Bewdley & Rock (Worst) 22201/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dudley - A major hole

Your Health in Kidderminster

If you are thinking of moving to Kidderminster, 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 Kidderminster 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
Dudley 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%
Wyre Forest (Kidderminster) 1.36% 4.64% 15.19% 35.19% 43.61%
Malvern Hills 1.36% 3.94% 14.06% 35.07% 45.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Offmore & Comberton (Best) 14873/32845
Foley Park & Hoobrook 14981/32845
Blakebrook & Habberley South 15225/32845
Broadwaters 16280/32845
Franche & Habberley North 17682/32845
Aggborough & Spennells 17769/32845
Mitton 19523/32845
Wyre Forest Rural 19914/32845
Wribbenhall & Arley 20357/32845
Bewdley & Rock (Worst) 23477/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hagley, The Essex of the Midlands

Deprivation in Kidderminster

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 Kidderminster. 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
Foley Park & Hoobrook (Best) 13013/32845
Blakebrook & Habberley South 14618/32845
Broadwaters 15348/32845
Offmore & Comberton 16004/32845
Wribbenhall & Arley 17310/32845
Bewdley & Rock 17407/32845
Franche & Habberley North 17427/32845
Wyre Forest Rural 17522/32845
Mitton 17583/32845
Aggborough & Spennells (Worst) 18504/32845

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