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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Wolverhampton a nice place to live?'' 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 Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton truly a nice place to live, or are Bilston, Sedgley and Wednesfield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wolverhampton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wolverhampton. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Springfield 303
Park Village 297
Heath Town 279
Moseley 240
Newbolds 236
Shropshire Union Canal 231
Dunstall Hill 196
Blakenhall 184
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal 182
Monmore Green 181

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

Ward Average rank in England
Penn (Best) 25556/32845
Merry Hill 24518/32845
Park 12354/32845
Blakenhall 12023/32845
Ettingshall 11784/32845
Bushbury South and Low Hill 11606/32845
Heath Town 11327/32845
Graiseley 11162/32845
St Peter's 8908/32845
East Park (Worst) 8742/32845
Reader Opinion:

Birmingham aka prozzie central

Your Health in Wolverhampton

If you are thinking of moving to Wolverhampton, 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 Wolverhampton compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Sandwell 1.8% 5.9%
Walsall 1.68% 5.56%
Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton) 1.66% 5.53%
Cannock Chase 1.52% 5.25%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Penn (Best) 14733/32845
Merry Hill 12980/32845
Blakenhall 8964/32845
Park 8203/32845
Ettingshall 8086/32845
Heath Town 7267/32845
St Peter's 6458/32845
East Park 6433/32845
Graiseley 6295/32845
Bushbury South and Low Hill (Worst) 4792/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bilston: it's such a dump even if you live on your local park bench

Deprivation in Wolverhampton

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 Wolverhampton. 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
Penn (Best) 20301/32845
Merry Hill 16720/32845
Park 9624/32845
Blakenhall 8525/32845
Graiseley 7094/32845
Heath Town 5650/32845
Ettingshall 5642/32845
St Peter's 4484/32845
East Park 4090/32845
Bushbury South and Low Hill (Worst) 4043/32845

Average rent in Wolverhampton

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Wolverhampton are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Wolverhampton.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wolverhampton

If you are thinking of moving to Wolverhampton, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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