Moving to Redditch, Worcestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Redditch, Worcestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Redditch 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 Redditch 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 Redditch the land of milk and honey or are Alcester, Henley in Arden and Bromsgrove a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Redditch

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 Redditch. 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
Redditch 112
Lakeside 102
Enfield 94
Lodge Park 84
Church Hill 84
Ipsley 61
Beoley 61
Greenlands 54
Southcrest 42
Batchley 27

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

Ward Average rank in England
Batchley & Brockhill (Best) 12990/32845
Greenlands 13353/32845
Abbey 13555/32845
Church Hill 13716/32845
Lodge Park 17053/32845
Winyates 17874/32845
Headless Cross and Oakenshaw 19740/32845
West 23055/32845
Crabbs Cross 25246/32845
Central (Worst) 7946/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Redditch

If you are thinking of moving to Redditch, 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 Redditch 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
Wychavon 0.98% 3.71% 13.35% 35.61% 46.36%
Stratford-on-Avon 0.88% 3.36% 12.71% 34.83% 48.22%
Redditch (Redditch) 1.23% 4.18% 12.96% 34.86% 46.77%
Bromsgrove 1.1% 3.72% 12.69% 33.43% 49.05%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Headless Cross and Oakenshaw (Best) 11462/32845
Winyates 11494/32845
Lodge Park 11753/32845
Abbey 12519/32845
Crabbs Cross 16865/32845
West 17700/32845
Church Hill 7350/32845
Central 8128/32845
Batchley & Brockhill 8615/32845
Greenlands (Worst) 9046/32845
Reader Opinion:

Northfield, Birmingham, the worst place anybody could wish to live

Deprivation in Redditch

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 Redditch. 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
Church Hill (Best) 10136/32845
Greenlands 10197/32845
Central 10839/32845
Lodge Park 12527/32845
Winyates 15955/32845
Abbey 16018/32845
Headless Cross and Oakenshaw 17935/32845
Crabbs Cross 22865/32845
West 27009/32845
Batchley & Brockhill (Worst) 9945/32845

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

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

  2. Kidderminster, I think all the country air is messing these people up

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  3. Hagley, The Essex of the Midlands

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  4. Evesham – most women wouldn’t think twice about nicking your husband!

    Evesham – most women wouldn’t think twice about nicking your husband!

  5. Stourport-On-Severn: a hell hole of charity shops & old people’s homes

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  6. Bewdley, Worcestershire

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  7. Hagley, a not so quiet village

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  8. Bewdley, there is a selection of giant douchebags who live here

    Bewdley, there is a selection of giant douchebags who live here