Moving to Stroud, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Stroud, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Stroud in Gloucestershire? 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 Stroud 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 Stroud the land of milk and honey or are Minchinhampton, Painswick and Stonehouse a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stroud

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 Stroud. 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
Uplands 42
Paganhill 40
Cainscross 30
Bread Street 29
Bowbridge 19
Old Canal 17
Ruscombe 16
Dudbridge 14
Butterow 3
Far Thrupp 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stroud Central (Best) 11387/32845
Stroud Farmhill and Paganhill 12666/32845
Stroud Slade 12958/32845
Stroud Valley 15083/32845
Stroud Trinity 20280/32845
Stroud Uplands 20763/32845
Thrupp 28937/32845
Cainscross 29531/32845
Rodborough 30907/32845
Randwick, Whiteshill and Ruscombe (Worst) 32300/32845
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Your Health in Stroud

If you are thinking of moving to Stroud, 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 Stroud 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
Gloucester 1.1% 3.79% 13.09% 35.46% 46.56%
Stroud (Stroud) 0.94% 3.35% 12.8% 35.21% 47.69%
Forest of Dean 1.13% 4.31% 14.49% 35.8% 44.27%
Cotswold 0.8% 3.01% 12.33% 35.07% 48.78%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stroud Farmhill and Paganhill (Best) 17181/32845
Stroud Slade 21464/32845
Stroud Trinity 21981/32845
Stroud Central 22077/32845
Cainscross 22241/32845
Stroud Uplands 24896/32845
Stroud Valley 25269/32845
Thrupp 25702/32845
Randwick, Whiteshill and Ruscombe 27317/32845
Rodborough (Worst) 27536/32845
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Deprivation in Stroud

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 Stroud. 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
Stroud Farmhill and Paganhill (Best) 15899/32845
Stroud Slade 16182/32845
Stroud Trinity 17775/32845
Stroud Central 17913/32845
Stroud Valley 20336/32845
Stroud Uplands 21950/32845
Cainscross 23005/32845
Thrupp 23879/32845
Randwick, Whiteshill and Ruscombe 28312/32845
Rodborough (Worst) 29718/32845

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