Moving to Oswestry, Shropshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Oswestry, Shropshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Oswestry 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 Oswestry 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 Oswestry the land of milk and honey or are Ellesmere, Llangollen and Chirk a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Oswestry

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 Oswestry. 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
Croeswallt 65
Park Hall 31
Rhewl 7
Mile Oak 4
Morda 2
Coed y go 1
Tyn-y-coed 1
Henlle 1
Babbinswood 1
Maesbury 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Oswestry East (Best) 18195/32845
Oswestry South 20569/32845
Oswestry West 22829/32845
St Oswald 25152/32845
The Meres 26258/32845
St Martin's 26454/32845
Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 27234/32845
Whittington 28144/32845
Ruyton and Baschurch 30649/32845
Chirk South (Worst) 938/32845
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Your Health in Oswestry

If you are thinking of moving to Oswestry, 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 Oswestry 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
Shropshire (Oswestry) 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Wrexham 1.37% 4.84% 14.1% 32.49% 47.2%
Denbighshire 1.61% 5.7% 14.69% 31.39% 46.61%
Gwynedd 1.23% 4.1% 13.61% 30.67% 50.38%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Oswestry East (Best) 17498/32845
Whittington 19612/32845
Oswestry South 19663/32845
Oswestry West 20484/32845
St Oswald 22107/32845
Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 22458/32845
The Meres 23411/32845
Ruyton and Baschurch 23712/32845
St Martin's 25714/32845
Chirk South (Worst) 972/32845

Deprivation in Oswestry

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 Oswestry. 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
Oswestry East (Best) 14261/32845
The Meres 15526/32845
St Martin's 15983/32845
St Oswald 17379/32845
Whittington 17893/32845
Oswestry West 18447/32845
Oswestry South 18903/32845
Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 18959/32845
Ruyton and Baschurch 19540/32845
Chirk South (Worst) 944/32845

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