Moving to Rowley Regis, West Midlands? What you need to know

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Moving to Rowley Regis, West Midlands - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Rowley Regis 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 Rowley Regis 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 Rowley Regis the land of milk and honey or are Blackheath, Cradley Heath and Dudley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rowley Regis

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 Rowley Regis. 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
Dudley Wood 127
Bowling Green 127
Tansley Hill 121
Rowley Regis 120
Baptist End 102
Netherton 102
Blackheath 100
Portway 100
Oakham 97
Springfield 80

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rowley (Best) 10557/32845
Langley 11216/32845
Tividale 13039/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 13133/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 13889/32845
Blackheath 14205/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 15006/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 16112/32845
Halesowen North 16816/32845
Belle Vale (Worst) 21382/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bilston: it's such a dump even if you live on your local park bench

Your Health in Rowley Regis

If you are thinking of moving to Rowley Regis, 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 Rowley Regis 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 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Dudley (Rowley Regis) 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood (Best) 10462/32845
Belle Vale 13319/32845
Halesowen North 14585/32845
Langley 6693/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 7188/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 7338/32845
Rowley 7991/32845
Blackheath 8783/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9621/32845
Tividale (Worst) 9686/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Rowley Regis

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 Rowley Regis. 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
Belle Vale 14506/32845
Halesowen North 15328/32845
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 5462/32845
Langley 6243/32845
Rowley 8365/32845
Cradley Heath and Old Hill 8893/32845
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 8950/32845
Blackheath 9283/32845
Cradley and Wollescote (Worst) 9465/32845

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