Moving to Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Stoke on Trent 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 Stoke on Trent 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 Stoke on Trent the land of milk and honey or are Longton, Newcastle under Lyme and Stone a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stoke on Trent

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 Stoke on Trent. 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
Rough Close 0
Leadendale 0
Hartwell 0
Blythe Bridge 0
Knenhall 0
Dresden 0
Caverswall 0
Newstead 0
Crossgate 0
Mossgate 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broadway and Longton East (Best) 10395/32845
Blurton East 13035/32845
Meir Park 17938/32845
Barlaston 22160/32845
Fulford 24836/32845
Dresden and Florence 6359/32845
Meir South 8276/32845
Lightwood North and Normacot 8565/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 8738/32845
Meir North (Worst) 9610/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, just don't

Your Health in Stoke on Trent

If you are thinking of moving to Stoke on Trent, 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 Stoke on Trent 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
Stoke-on-Trent (Stoke on Trent) 1.87% 6.17% 15.33% 34.66% 41.97%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Stafford 1.14% 3.91% 13.23% 35.59% 46.13%
Staffordshire Moorlands 1.37% 4.55% 14.86% 35.06% 44.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Meir Park (Best) 14179/32845
Barlaston 15640/32845
Fulford 18461/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 2425/32845
Meir North 4219/32845
Dresden and Florence 4424/32845
Blurton East 5389/32845
Lightwood North and Normacot 5812/32845
Broadway and Longton East 5868/32845
Meir South (Worst) 5956/32845
Reader Opinion:

The Hell That Is Sunderland

Deprivation in Stoke on Trent

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 Stoke on Trent. 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
Broadway and Longton East (Best) 10898/32845
Barlaston 18214/32845
Fulford 22249/32845
Meir Park 22773/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 3921/32845
Dresden and Florence 6867/32845
Meir North 7433/32845
Blurton East 8528/32845
Lightwood North and Normacot 8941/32845
Meir South (Worst) 8954/32845

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