Moving to Rugeley, Staffordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Rugeley, Staffordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Rugeley, Staffordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Rugeley in Staffordshire? 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 Rugeley 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 Rugeley the land of milk and honey or are Burntwood, Cannock and Hednesford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rugeley

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Rugeley. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Rugeley 25
Brereton 19
Armitage 12
Rake End 8
Colton 5
Breretonhill 4
Brereton Cross 4
Mavesyn Ridware 1
Etchinghill 1
Bishton 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haywood & Hixon (Best) 27286/32845
Colton & the Ridwares 25685/32845
Rawnsley 25339/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 24281/32845
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 22492/32845
Etching Hill and The Heath 20306/32845
Brereton and Ravenhill 19533/32845
Hagley 14746/32845
Western Springs 13952/32845
Hednesford North (Worst) 13388/32845
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Your Health in Rugeley

If you are thinking of moving to Rugeley, 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 Rugeley 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
Stafford 1.14% 3.91% 13.23% 35.59% 46.13%
Cannock Chase (Rugeley) 1.52% 5.25% 14.46% 35.02% 43.74%
East Staffordshire 1.09% 3.85% 13.47% 35.72% 45.86%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93% 13.17% 34.79% 46.92%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Colton & the Ridwares (Best) 26844/32845
Haywood & Hixon 24611/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 21321/32845
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 16142/32845
Etching Hill and The Heath 15706/32845
Rawnsley 13551/32845
Western Springs 13535/32845
Brereton and Ravenhill 13170/32845
Hagley 12602/32845
Hednesford North (Worst) 9422/32845
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Deprivation in Rugeley

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 Rugeley. 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
Haywood & Hixon (Best) 28422/32845
Colton & the Ridwares 24192/32845
Hednesford Green Heath 23518/32845
Etching Hill and The Heath 19669/32845
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury 19121/32845
Rawnsley 16809/32845
Western Springs 15480/32845
Brereton and Ravenhill 15374/32845
Hagley 12630/32845
Hednesford North (Worst) 9498/32845

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