Is Lichfield, Staffordshire a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Lichfield a nice place to live?'' 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 Lichfield 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 Lichfield truly a nice place to live, or are Burntwood, Perry Crofts and Brownhills a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Lichfield

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 Lichfield. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Nether Stowe 42
Stowe 42
Curborough 16
Boley Park 15
Sandfields 9
Streethay 9
Leamonsley 8
Farewell 1
Pipehill 0
Aldershawe 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Boley Park (Best) 30084/32845
Highfield 28650/32845
St John's 27869/32845
Leomansley 24390/32845
Stowe 24048/32845
Shenstone 22230/32845
Longdon 21413/32845
Hammerwich with Wall 20337/32845
Chadsmead 20209/32845
Curborough (Worst) 17842/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stonnall, in the middle of nowhere between Walsall and Lichfield

Your Health in Lichfield

If you are thinking of moving to Lichfield, 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 Lichfield compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Walsall 1.68% 5.56%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25%
Lichfield (Lichfield) 1.19% 3.93%
Tamworth 1.31% 4.43%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St John's (Best) 29032/32845
Longdon 28691/32845
Boley Park 28662/32845
Highfield 25267/32845
Hammerwich with Wall 24828/32845
Shenstone 23511/32845
Leomansley 23456/32845
Stowe 22678/32845
Chadsmead 18161/32845
Curborough (Worst) 16603/32845
Reader Opinion:

Walsall, there are unfortunately no plus sides to living in this hell hole

Deprivation in Lichfield

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 Lichfield. 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
Boley Park (Best) 30404/32845
Highfield 29084/32845
St John's 28214/32845
Leomansley 25829/32845
Longdon 24980/32845
Hammerwich with Wall 24322/32845
Shenstone 23384/32845
Stowe 22597/32845
Chadsmead 18353/32845
Curborough (Worst) 16868/32845

Average rent in Lichfield

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Lichfield are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Lichfield.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lichfield

If you are thinking of moving to Lichfield, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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