Moving to Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands? What you need to know

Moving to Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - What you need to know
Moving to Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Sutton Coldfield a nice place to live?'' 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 Sutton Coldfield 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 Sutton Coldfield truly a nice place to live, or are Aldridge, Birmingham and Fordbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sutton Coldfield

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 Sutton Coldfield. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
New Oscott 165
Boldmere 89
Walmley 72
Falcon Lodge 66
Maney 54
Reddicap Heath 53
Tudor Hill 45
Moor Hall 34
Roughley 17
Four Oaks Park 15

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sutton Mere Green (Best) 28480/32845
Sutton Four Oaks 28351/32845
Sutton Roughley 24803/32845
Sutton Trinity 22099/32845
Sutton Wylde Green 21241/32845
Sutton Reddicap 21035/32845
Sutton Vesey 19461/32845
Pype Hayes 14523/32845
Erdington 13039/32845
Stockland Green (Worst) 8480/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tooting... yikes!

Your Health in Sutton Coldfield

If you are thinking of moving to Sutton Coldfield, 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 Sutton Coldfield compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 1.65% 5.04%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93%
North Warwickshire 1.38% 4.6%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sutton Mere Green (Best) 19575/32845
Sutton Four Oaks 19367/32845
Sutton Trinity 17420/32845
Sutton Wylde Green 16790/32845
Sutton Roughley 15890/32845
Sutton Vesey 14987/32845
Sutton Reddicap 12794/32845
Erdington 7258/32845
Stockland Green 5229/32845
Pype Hayes (Worst) 4751/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Sutton Coldfield

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 Sutton Coldfield. 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
Sutton Mere Green (Best) 24655/32845
Sutton Four Oaks 24009/32845
Sutton Wylde Green 22907/32845
Sutton Trinity 21669/32845
Sutton Roughley 21032/32845
Sutton Vesey 20209/32845
Sutton Reddicap 15646/32845
Erdington 7864/32845
Pype Hayes 5812/32845
Stockland Green (Worst) 3983/32845

Average rent in Sutton Coldfield

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Sutton Coldfield are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Sutton Coldfield.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sutton Coldfield

If you are thinking of moving to Sutton Coldfield, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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