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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Wednesfield 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 Wednesfield 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 Wednesfield the land of milk and honey or are Bilston, Willenhall and Wolverhampton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wednesfield

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 Wednesfield. 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
Park Village 261
Old Fallings 204
Newbolds 198
Wednesfield 154
Portobello 142
Ashmore Lake 102
New Invention 91
Lane Head 83
Short Heath 83
Ashmore Park 82

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bilston North (Best) 10480/32845
Heath Town 11327/32845
Bushbury South and Low Hill 11606/32845
Ettingshall 11784/32845
Fallings Park 14956/32845
Wednesfield South 15705/32845
Wednesfield North 18407/32845
Bilston East 5682/32845
East Park 8742/32845
St Peter's (Worst) 8908/32845
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Your Health in Wednesfield

If you are thinking of moving to Wednesfield, 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 Wednesfield 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
Walsall 1.68% 5.56% 15.47% 35.14% 42.15%
Wolverhampton (Wednesfield) 1.66% 5.53% 15.67% 35.34% 41.79%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25% 14.46% 35.02% 43.74%
Lichfield 1.19% 3.93% 13.17% 34.79% 46.92%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bushbury South and Low Hill (Best) 4792/32845
East Park 6433/32845
St Peter's 6458/32845
Bilston East 6974/32845
Fallings Park 7178/32845
Heath Town 7267/32845
Wednesfield North 7277/32845
Bilston North 7464/32845
Wednesfield South 8052/32845
Ettingshall (Worst) 8086/32845
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Deprivation in Wednesfield

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 Wednesfield. 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
Wednesfield North (Best) 10060/32845
Bushbury South and Low Hill 4043/32845
East Park 4090/32845
St Peter's 4484/32845
Bilston East 4899/32845
Ettingshall 5642/32845
Heath Town 5650/32845
Bilston North 6324/32845
Fallings Park 8708/32845
Wednesfield South (Worst) 9608/32845

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