Moving to Oakengates, Shropshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Oakengates, Shropshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Oakengates in Shropshire? 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 Oakengates 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 Oakengates the land of milk and honey or are Dawley, Telford and Wellington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Oakengates

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Oakengates. 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
Telford 121
Hadley 98
Hadley Castle 98
Ketley Bank 93
Hollinswood 85
Donnington Wood 65
Red Lake 64
Ketley 64
Oakengates 50
Hortonwood 43

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

Ward Average rank in England
The Nedge (Best) 10885/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 10962/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 11264/32845
Donnington 11841/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 12002/32845
Ketley & Overdale 13274/32845
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench 14217/32845
St Georges 14534/32845
Priorslee 22837/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank (Worst) 4970/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wellington, Telford: A depressive hole of wasters

Your Health in Oakengates

If you are thinking of moving to Oakengates, 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 Oakengates 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
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Telford and Wrekin (Oakengates) 1.42% 4.81% 13.57% 34.32% 45.87%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25% 14.46% 35.02% 43.74%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench (Best) 10921/32845
St Georges 12006/32845
Ketley & Overdale 12524/32845
Priorslee 22044/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank 5183/32845
Donnington 7062/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 8648/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 8677/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 9196/32845
The Nedge (Worst) 9540/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Oakengates

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 Oakengates. 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
The Nedge (Best) 10473/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 11443/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 11728/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 11986/32845
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench 13615/32845
Ketley & Overdale 15993/32845
St Georges 16861/32845
Priorslee 27851/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank 5258/32845
Donnington (Worst) 8029/32845

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