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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Walsall 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 Walsall 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 Walsall the land of milk and honey or are Bloxwich, Darlaston and Wednesbury a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Walsall

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Walsall. 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
Walsall 258
Coal Pool 220
Birchills 205
The Chuckery 180
Caldmore 175
Palfrey 175
Harden 175
The Delves 148
Goscote 124
Leamore 110

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

Ward Average rank in England
Birchills Leamore (Best) 10103/32845
Palfrey 13390/32845
Friar Park 14504/32845
Aldridge Central and South 24409/32845
Blakenall 5560/32845
Pleck 7479/32845
St Matthew's 7656/32845
Bloxwich East 8330/32845
Willenhall South 8569/32845
Short Heath (Worst) 9994/32845
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Your Health in Walsall

If you are thinking of moving to Walsall, 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 Walsall 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
Sandwell 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Walsall (Walsall) 1.68% 5.56% 15.47% 35.14% 42.15%
Wolverhampton 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93% 13.17% 34.79% 46.92%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Aldridge Central and South (Best) 16413/32845
Blakenall 2943/32845
Birchills Leamore 4399/32845
Bloxwich East 4829/32845
Pleck 5125/32845
Friar Park 6033/32845
St Matthew's 6060/32845
Willenhall South 6863/32845
Palfrey 8369/32845
Short Heath (Worst) 9603/32845
Reader Opinion:

Walsall: the garbage town of England

Deprivation in Walsall

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 Walsall. 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
Short Heath (Best) 11703/32845
Blakenall 1887/32845
Aldridge Central and South 20747/32845
Birchills Leamore 3272/32845
Pleck 3468/32845
Bloxwich East 4520/32845
Friar Park 5237/32845
Palfrey 6249/32845
Willenhall South 6372/32845
St Matthew's (Worst) 6869/32845

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