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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Oldbury 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 Oldbury 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 Oldbury the land of milk and honey or are Blackheath, Smethwick and West Bromwich a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Oldbury

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 Oldbury. 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
Black Lake 127
Lambert’s End 115
Langley 113
Mayer’s Green 110
Causeway Green 110
Grand Union Canal 108
Oldbury 101
Portway 100
Tat Bank 93
Round’s Green 83

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Bridge (Best) 10051/32845
Langley 11216/32845
Wednesbury South 11799/32845
Tividale 13039/32845
Bristnall 14813/32845
Oldbury 14911/32845
Smethwick 15486/32845
Hateley Heath 8749/32845
Tipton Green 9902/32845
Greets Green and Lyng (Worst) 9905/32845
Reader Opinion:

Birmingham aka prozzie central

Your Health in Oldbury

If you are thinking of moving to Oldbury, 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 Oldbury 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 (Oldbury) 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56% 15.47% 35.14% 42.15%
Dudley 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Bridge (Best) 5353/32845
Hateley Heath 5476/32845
Tipton Green 5500/32845
Wednesbury South 5683/32845
Greets Green and Lyng 5693/32845
Oldbury 6620/32845
Langley 6693/32845
Smethwick 6848/32845
Bristnall 7156/32845
Tividale (Worst) 9686/32845
Reader Opinion:

Winson Green, Birmingham: it was a BIG mistake moving there, it's a major hole!

Deprivation in Oldbury

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 Oldbury. 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
Tividale (Best) 10833/32845
Greets Green and Lyng 3571/32845
Hateley Heath 4527/32845
Great Bridge 4938/32845
Smethwick 5317/32845
Wednesbury South 5382/32845
Langley 6243/32845
Tipton Green 6573/32845
Oldbury 6899/32845
Bristnall (Worst) 7658/32845

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