Moving to Worcester, Worcestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Worcester, Worcestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Worcester in Worcestershire? 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 the land of milk and honey 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 June 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Brickfields 192
Tolladine 152
Rainbow Hill 123
Blackpole 118
Cherry Orchard 49
St Johns 42
Barbourne 40
Northwick 34
St Peter the Great 9
Claines 8

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

Evesham, It's the worst of the worst no doubt about it.

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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Wyre Forest 1.36% 4.64% 15.19% 35.19% 43.61%
Wychavon 0.98% 3.71% 13.35% 35.61% 46.36%
Malvern Hills 1.36% 3.94% 14.06% 35.07% 45.57%
Worcester (Worcester) 1.03% 3.83% 12.78% 34.93% 47.44%

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
Cathedral (Best) 10195/32845
Nunnery 13237/32845
St John 14981/32845
Arboretum 16650/32845
St Stephen 17268/32845
St Clement 18346/32845
Bedwardine 22120/32845
Battenhall 22937/32845
Rainbow Hill 6436/32845
Gorse Hill (Worst) 6457/32845
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
St John (Best) 13621/32845
Nunnery 13784/32845
Arboretum 14509/32845
St Stephen 19534/32845
Bedwardine 23108/32845
St Clement 23832/32845
Battenhall 24106/32845
Gorse Hill 4850/32845
Rainbow Hill 6154/32845
Cathedral (Worst) 9701/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Evesham – most women wouldn’t think twice about nicking your husband!

    Evesham – most women wouldn’t think twice about nicking your husband!

  2. Evesham, It’s the worst of the worst no doubt about it.

    Evesham, It’s the worst of the worst no doubt about it.

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

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

  4. Bromyard known by the locals as “bumrod”

    Bromyard known by the locals as “bumrod”

  5. Bewdley, Worcestershire

    Bewdley, Worcestershire

  6. Hagley, The Essex of the Midlands

    Hagley, The Essex of the Midlands

  7. Bewdley, there is a selection of giant douchebags who live here

    Bewdley, there is a selection of giant douchebags who live here

  8. Hagley, a not so quiet village

    Hagley, a not so quiet village

  9. Kidderminster, I think all the country air is messing these people up

    Kidderminster, I think all the country air is messing these people up