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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Stourbridge 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 Stourbridge 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 Stourbridge the land of milk and honey or are Brierley Hill, Cradley Heath and Lye a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stourbridge

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 Stourbridge. 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
Brockmoor 130
Brierley Hill 130
Stour 121
Silver End 109
Stour Bridge Canal 106
Amblecote 71
Buckpool 64
Pedmore 28
Stourbridge 24
Norton 16

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

Ward Average rank in England
Norton (Best) 25833/32845
Wordsley 24081/32845
Hagley East 21859/32845
Amblecote 19943/32845
Kinver 19665/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 19355/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 16122/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 16112/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 16095/32845
Brierley Hill (Worst) 13442/32845
Reader Opinion:

Brierley Hill where threesomes with your cousin is the norm

Your Health in Stourbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Stourbridge, 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 Stourbridge 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
Dudley (Stourbridge) 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%
Wyre Forest 1.36% 4.64% 15.19% 35.19% 43.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hagley East (Best) 29645/32845
Kinver 24043/32845
Norton 19316/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 16119/32845
Amblecote 15693/32845
Wordsley 15597/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 14862/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 12481/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9621/32845
Brierley Hill (Worst) 8137/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hagley, The Essex of the Midlands

Deprivation in Stourbridge

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 Stourbridge. 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
Hagley East (Best) 30861/32845
Kinver 23474/32845
Norton 23023/32845
Wordsley 21334/32845
Amblecote 21273/32845
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 19923/32845
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 16589/32845
Lye and Stourbridge North 14000/32845
Cradley and Wollescote 9465/32845
Brierley Hill (Worst) 8198/32845

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