Moving to Newent, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Newent, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Newent 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 Newent 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 Newent the land of milk and honey or are Mitcheldean, Ledbury and Ross on Wye a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Newent

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 Newent. 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
Newent 19
Malswick 6
Botloe’s Green 1
Compton Green 1
Boulsdon 1
Anthony’s Cross 1
Poolhill 1
Castletump 1
Kilcot 0
Four Oaks 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ross North (Best) 16202/32845
Newent & Taynton 20918/32845
Dymock 21102/32845
Longdon 22960/32845
Ledbury West 23500/32845
Highnam with Haw Bridge 28249/32845
Penyard 28767/32845
Hartpury & Redmarley 29299/32845
Longhope & Huntley 30172/32845
Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook (Worst) 30258/32845
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Your Health in Newent

If you are thinking of moving to Newent, 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 Newent 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%
Gloucester 1.1% 3.79% 13.09% 35.46% 46.56%
Forest of Dean (Newent) 1.13% 4.31% 14.49% 35.8% 44.27%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3% 12.46% 35.61% 47.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook (Best) 18000/32845
Ross North 19010/32845
Penyard 23213/32845
Ledbury West 24084/32845
Newent & Taynton 24270/32845
Dymock 24979/32845
Highnam with Haw Bridge 25658/32845
Hartpury & Redmarley 26446/32845
Longhope & Huntley 26965/32845
Longdon (Worst) 27722/32845

Deprivation in Newent

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 Newent. 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
Longdon (Best) 14350/32845
Ross North 16030/32845
Penyard 16087/32845
Dymock 17578/32845
Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook 17710/32845
Hartpury & Redmarley 17919/32845
Newent & Taynton 17950/32845
Longhope & Huntley 19085/32845
Ledbury West 20991/32845
Highnam with Haw Bridge (Worst) 22614/32845

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  1. Newent, a million shades of grey

    Newent, a million shades of grey