Moving to Malvern, Worcestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Malvern, Worcestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Malvern 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 Malvern 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 Malvern the land of milk and honey or are Great Malvern, Upton upon Severn and Worcester a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Malvern

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 Malvern. 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
Malvern Link 66
Great Malvern 55
Sherrard’s Green 46
Lower Howsell 43
Newland 38
Madresfield 28
Barnards Green 28
Interfield 6
Crumpton Hill 6
Malvern Common 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dyson Perrins (Best) 18710/32845
Powick 20697/32845
Priory 20993/32845
Link 21237/32845
Upton and Hanley 21239/32845
West 22664/32845
Alfrick and Leigh 22730/32845
Chase 23608/32845
Wells 26728/32845
Pickersleigh (Worst) 8142/32845
Reader Opinion:

Evesham, It's the worst of the worst no doubt about it.

Your Health in Malvern

If you are thinking of moving to Malvern, 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 Malvern 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%
Malvern Hills (Malvern) 1.36% 3.94% 14.06% 35.07% 45.57%
Worcester 1.03% 3.83% 12.78% 34.93% 47.44%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3% 12.46% 35.61% 47.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pickersleigh (Best) 13923/32845
Chase 18192/32845
Upton and Hanley 19313/32845
Link 20818/32845
Dyson Perrins 22814/32845
Powick 23173/32845
West 24944/32845
Priory 25796/32845
Wells 27886/32845
Alfrick and Leigh (Worst) 28178/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bromyard known by the locals as "bumrod"

Deprivation in Malvern

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 Malvern. 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
Upton and Hanley (Best) 13177/32845
Link 18042/32845
Alfrick and Leigh 18299/32845
Powick 20654/32845
Dyson Perrins 21100/32845
Chase 21354/32845
West 22696/32845
Priory 23664/32845
Wells 29119/32845
Pickersleigh (Worst) 7762/32845

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