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

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

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

Crime in Wednesbury

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 Wednesbury. 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
Stone Cross 160
Hall Green 160
Friar Park 160
Bescot 152
Pleck 140
Fallings Heath 138
Balls Hill 119
Wednesbury 113
Church Hill 113
Harvills Hawthorn 104

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Bridge (Best) 10051/32845
Princes End 10697/32845
Darlaston South 11605/32845
Wednesbury South 11799/32845
Wednesbury North 12292/32845
Friar Park 14504/32845
Pleck 7479/32845
Hateley Heath 8749/32845
Bentley and Darlaston North 9686/32845
Tipton Green (Worst) 9902/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlaston - A little Chav Hellhole

Your Health in Wednesbury

If you are thinking of moving to Wednesbury, 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 Wednesbury 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 (Wednesbury) 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
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 Wednesbury. 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 Wednesbury. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Princes End (Best) 4716/32845
Pleck 5125/32845
Great Bridge 5353/32845
Hateley Heath 5476/32845
Tipton Green 5500/32845
Wednesbury South 5683/32845
Friar Park 6033/32845
Wednesbury North 6051/32845
Bentley and Darlaston North 6235/32845
Darlaston South (Worst) 6700/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Wednesbury

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 Wednesbury. 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
Pleck (Best) 3468/32845
Darlaston South 4360/32845
Hateley Heath 4527/32845
Great Bridge 4938/32845
Bentley and Darlaston North 5083/32845
Friar Park 5237/32845
Wednesbury South 5382/32845
Princes End 5733/32845
Tipton Green 6573/32845
Wednesbury North (Worst) 7152/32845

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