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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Solihull 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 Solihull 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 Solihull the land of milk and honey or are Coleshill, Birmingham and Fordbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Solihull

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 Solihull. 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
Hall Green 93
Ulverley Green 55
Lode Heath 54
Shirley 49
Blossomfield 26
Tilehouse Green 17
Catherine-de-Barnes 16
Copt Heath 14
Monkspath 7
Bickenhill 7

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hall Green South (Best) 15788/32845
Lyndon 16939/32845
Olton 18103/32845
Elmdon 19550/32845
Silhill 20950/32845
Shirley East 21286/32845
Shirley South 25940/32845
St Alphege 26821/32845
Dorridge and Hockley Heath 27123/32845
Knowle (Worst) 27950/32845
Reader Opinion:

Erdington, the u-bend in the toilet of North Birmingham

Your Health in Solihull

If you are thinking of moving to Solihull, 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 Solihull 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
Solihull (Solihull) 1.21% 3.99% 13.09% 34.2% 47.51%
Warwick 0.93% 3.11% 11.42% 33.94% 50.61%
Stratford-on-Avon 0.88% 3.36% 12.71% 34.83% 48.22%
Bromsgrove 1.1% 3.72% 12.69% 33.43% 49.05%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hall Green South (Best) 13240/32845
Lyndon 16267/32845
Elmdon 18604/32845
Olton 20438/32845
Shirley South 21326/32845
Shirley East 21655/32845
Silhill 24334/32845
Knowle 27214/32845
Dorridge and Hockley Heath 27296/32845
St Alphege (Worst) 29217/32845
Reader Opinion:

Walsall: the garbage town of England

Deprivation in Solihull

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 Solihull. 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
Hall Green South (Best) 15949/32845
Lyndon 16311/32845
Elmdon 18535/32845
Olton 23025/32845
Shirley East 24217/32845
Silhill 24601/32845
Shirley South 25003/32845
Knowle 28448/32845
Dorridge and Hockley Heath 30452/32845
St Alphege (Worst) 31069/32845

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