Moving to Worcester, Worcestershire? What you need to know

Moving to Worcester, Worcestershire - What you need to know
Moving to Worcester, Worcestershire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Worcester 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 Worcester 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 Worcester truly a nice place to live, or are Droitwich Spa, Great Malvern and Malvern a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Worcester

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 Worcester. 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
Brickfields 145
Tolladine 145
Rainbow Hill 129
Blackpole 79
St Johns 37
Northwick 30
Barbourne 27
Cherry Orchard 23
Claines 16
St Peter the Great 9

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Clement (Best) 26118/32845
Battenhall 22501/32845
Bedwardine 22157/32845
St Stephen 16856/32845
Nunnery 14998/32845
St John 12654/32845
Arboretum 10367/32845
Rainbow Hill 6883/32845
Cathedral 6029/32845
Gorse Hill (Worst) 4548/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bromyard known by the locals as "bumrod"

Your Health in Worcester

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wyre Forest 1.36% 4.64%
Wychavon 0.98% 3.71%
Malvern Hills 1.36% 3.94%
Worcester (Worcester) 1.03% 3.83%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Battenhall (Best) 22937/32845
Bedwardine 22120/32845
St Clement 18346/32845
St Stephen 17268/32845
Arboretum 16650/32845
St John 14981/32845
Nunnery 13237/32845
Cathedral 10195/32845
Gorse Hill 6457/32845
Rainbow Hill (Worst) 6436/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stourport-On-Severn: a hell hole of charity shops & old people's homes

Deprivation in Worcester

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 Worcester. 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
Battenhall (Best) 24106/32845
St Clement 23832/32845
Bedwardine 23108/32845
St Stephen 19534/32845
Arboretum 14509/32845
Nunnery 13784/32845
St John 13621/32845
Cathedral 9701/32845
Rainbow Hill 6154/32845
Gorse Hill (Worst) 4850/32845

Average rent in Worcester

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Worcester 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 Worcester.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Worcester

If you are thinking of moving to Worcester, 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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