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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Lye 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 Lye 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 Lye the land of milk and honey or are Brierley Hill, Cradley Heath and Stourbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Lye

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 Lye. 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
Round Oak 147
Stour 140
Brierley Hill 134
Brockmoor 133
Bowling Green 127
Dudley Wood 127
Silver End 121
Cradley Heath 99
Cradley 69
Pedmore 19

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

Ward Average rank in England
Brierley Hill (Best) 13442/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett 13455/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 15006/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 16095/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 16112/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 16122/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 19355/32845
Amblecote 19943/32845
Wordsley 24081/32845
Norton (Worst) 25833/32845
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Your Health in Lye

If you are thinking of moving to Lye, 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 Lye 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
Sandwell 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Dudley (Lye) 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood (Best) 10462/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 12481/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 14862/32845
Wordsley 15597/32845
Amblecote 15693/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 16119/32845
Norton 19316/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett 7051/32845
Brierley Hill 8137/32845
Cradley and Wollescote (Worst) 9621/32845
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Deprivation in Lye

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 Lye. 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
Lye and Stourbridge North (Best) 14000/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 16589/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 19923/32845
Amblecote 21273/32845
Wordsley 21334/32845
Norton 23023/32845
Brockmoor and Pensnett 7618/32845
Brierley Hill 8198/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 8950/32845
Cradley and Wollescote (Worst) 9465/32845

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