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

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

So you are thinking of moving to West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich the land of milk and honey or are Oldbury, Smethwick and Wednesbury a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in West Bromwich

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 West Bromwich. 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
Sandwell 156
Handsworth 152
Black Lake 127
Charlemont 121
Balls Hill 119
Lambert’s End 115
Churchfield 110
Mayer’s Green 110
Grand Union Canal 108
Tat Bank 93

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for West Bromwich. 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 West Bromwich. 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
Wednesbury South 11799/32845
Oldbury 14911/32845
St Pauls 15057/32845
Smethwick 15486/32845
Holyhead 7548/32845
West Bromwich Central 8309/32845
Hateley Heath 8749/32845
Tipton Green 9902/32845
Greets Green and Lyng (Worst) 9905/32845
Reader Opinion:

Winson Green, Birmingham: it was a BIG mistake moving there, it's a major hole!

Your Health in West Bromwich

If you are thinking of moving to West Bromwich, 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 West Bromwich 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
Birmingham 1.65% 5.04% 13.87% 33.91% 45.53%
Sandwell (West Bromwich) 1.8% 5.9% 15.61% 34.76% 41.93%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56% 15.47% 35.14% 42.15%
Dudley 1.42% 5.09% 15.28% 35.76% 42.45%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Bridge (Best) 5353/32845
Hateley Heath 5476/32845
Tipton Green 5500/32845
Wednesbury South 5683/32845
Greets Green and Lyng 5693/32845
Oldbury 6620/32845
Smethwick 6848/32845
St Pauls 6975/32845
West Bromwich Central 7171/32845
Holyhead (Worst) 8993/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlaston - A little Chav Hellhole

Deprivation in West Bromwich

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 West Bromwich. 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
Greets Green and Lyng (Best) 3571/32845
Holyhead 3650/32845
Hateley Heath 4527/32845
Great Bridge 4938/32845
St Pauls 5189/32845
Smethwick 5317/32845
Wednesbury South 5382/32845
West Bromwich Central 5619/32845
Tipton Green 6573/32845
Oldbury (Worst) 6899/32845

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