Moving to Telford, Shropshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Telford, Shropshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Telford in Shropshire? 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 Telford 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 Telford the land of milk and honey or are Dawley, Oakengates and Wellington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Telford

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 Telford. 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
Telford 121
Town Centre 118
Malinslee 118
Town Park 118
Ketley Bank 93
Dalwey 88
Hollinswood 85
Red Lake 64
Oakengates 50
Stafford Park 46

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

Ward Average rank in England
The Nedge (Best) 10885/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 10962/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 11264/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 12002/32845
Ketley & Overdale 13274/32845
St Georges 14534/32845
Horsehay & Lightmoor 18703/32845
Priorslee 22837/32845
Brookside 3090/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank (Worst) 4970/32845
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Your Health in Telford

If you are thinking of moving to Telford, 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 Telford 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
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
Telford and Wrekin (Telford) 1.42% 4.81% 13.57% 34.32% 45.87%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25% 14.46% 35.02% 43.74%
South Staffordshire 1.27% 4.1% 13.78% 35.5% 45.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Georges (Best) 12006/32845
Ketley & Overdale 12524/32845
Horsehay & Lightmoor 13254/32845
Priorslee 22044/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank 5183/32845
Brookside 7164/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 8648/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 8677/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 9196/32845
The Nedge (Worst) 9540/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Telford

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 Telford. 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
The Nedge (Best) 10473/32845
Oakengates & Ketley Bank 11443/32845
Dawley & Aqueduct 11728/32845
Hadley & Leegomery 11986/32845
Ketley & Overdale 15993/32845
St Georges 16861/32845
Horsehay & Lightmoor 18829/32845
Priorslee 27851/32845
Malinslee & Dawley Bank 5258/32845
Brookside (Worst) 8288/32845

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