Moving to Lydney, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Lydney, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Lydney 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 Lydney 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 Lydney the land of milk and honey or are Berkeley, Cinderford and Coleford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Lydney

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 Lydney. 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
Newerne 21
Highfield 21
New Mills 20
Allaston 20
Tutnalls 19
Pillowell 5
Brockhollands 5
Chapel Hill 4
Oldcroft 3
Yorkley 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lydney East (Best) 21602/32845
Coleford 24099/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 26080/32845
Bream 27778/32845
Newland & Sling 29218/32845
Tidenham 29630/32845
St. Briavels 30126/32845
Lydney North 30578/32845
Reader Opinion:

Coleford: The anus of the Forest of Dean

Your Health in Lydney

If you are thinking of moving to Lydney, 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 Lydney 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%
Monmouthshire 1.36% 4.57% 14.02% 33.66% 46.39%
Forest of Dean (Lydney) 1.13% 4.31% 14.49% 35.8% 44.27%
Cotswold 0.8% 3.01% 12.33% 35.07% 48.78%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lydney East (Best) 16237/32845
Coleford 16698/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 20247/32845
Bream 23404/32845
Lydney North 26954/32845
Newland & Sling 27164/32845
St. Briavels 27948/32845
Tidenham 28624/32845
Reader Opinion:

Lydney: The "lovely" little brother of Coleford

Deprivation in Lydney

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 Lydney. 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
Coleford (Best) 13734/32845
Lydney East 15430/32845
Lydney West & Aylburton 17993/32845
St. Briavels 18039/32845
Bream 18254/32845
Newland & Sling 19267/32845
Tidenham 20442/32845
Lydney North 26029/32845

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  1. I watched Deliverance the other day, it made me think of Cinderford

    I watched Deliverance the other day, it made me think of Cinderford

  2. Lydney: The “lovely” little brother of Coleford

    Lydney: The “lovely” little brother of Coleford