Moving to Stone, Staffordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Stone, Staffordshire - What you need to know

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

Crime in Stone

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 Stone. 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
Stone 0
Stonefield 0
Walton 0
Little Stoke 0
Meaford 0
Moddershall 0
Aston-By-Stone 0
Knenhall 0
Barlaston 0
Crossgate 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Barlaston (Best) 22160/32845
Walton 24245/32845
Fulford 24836/32845
Hanford and Trentham 25202/32845
Swynnerton & Oulton 25713/32845
Eccleshall 26084/32845
St Michael's & Stonefield 26498/32845
Milwich 29070/32845
Meir South 8276/32845
Blurton West and Newstead (Worst) 8738/32845
Reader Opinion:

Macclesfield: for a lass born and bred in Stockport, this place is odd

Your Health in Stone

If you are thinking of moving to Stone, 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 Stone 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 1.87% 6.17% 15.33% 34.66% 41.97%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1.4% 5.1% 14.37% 34.48% 44.65%
Stafford (Stone) 1.14% 3.91% 13.23% 35.59% 46.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hanford and Trentham (Best) 10547/32845
Walton 15234/32845
Barlaston 15640/32845
Fulford 18461/32845
St Michael's & Stonefield 20366/32845
Eccleshall 22337/32845
Swynnerton & Oulton 23907/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 2425/32845
Milwich 25768/32845
Meir South (Worst) 5956/32845
Reader Opinion:

Yeovil, neatly situated in the arse end of nowhere

Deprivation in Stone

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 Stone. 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
Barlaston (Best) 18214/32845
Walton 19656/32845
Eccleshall 21504/32845
Fulford 22249/32845
St Michael's & Stonefield 22480/32845
Hanford and Trentham 22997/32845
Milwich 23636/32845
Swynnerton & Oulton 26149/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 3921/32845
Meir South (Worst) 8954/32845

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