The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Wolverhampton

Welcome to our ultimate guide to living, working, and visiting Wolverhampton. Use the handy links below to skip the section you would like to read!

Wolverhampton Insights

Everything from population statistics, demographics and crime rates can be found in this section.

Living In Wolverhampton

Find here the cost of living in Wolverhampton, how much a detached house might cost and how much you can expect to pay for rent. Learn about the best schools in the area and the convenient transport links connecting the town to other major locations across the UK.

Visiting Wolverhampton

If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Wolverhampton, find here in this section everything from the best places to stay to where to take the kids for a fun day out to where to grab a cheeky cocktail and everything in between.

Wolverhampton Insights

Wolverhampton is a city located in the county of the West Midlands and at one time was part of Staffordshire. Wolverhampton is the second-largest place in the West Midlands County. It started off life as a market town, with a large woollen trade in the industrial revolution. Wolverhampton became an important place for coal, steel, lock making and the making of cars and motorbikes. Wolverhampton has a football team currently in the premier league, the ‘Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C’ who play their home games at the Molineux Stadium. A fun fact about Wolverhampton is that the first ever set of traffic lights in the UK were placed in Princes Square in Wolverhampton.

What is the population of Wolverhampton?

The last census was taken in 2019 and the population of Wolverhampton was 262,242 at that time.

Crime in Wolverhampton

According to a recent study Wolverhampton is the most dangerous city in the West Midlands. He overall crime rate in Wolverhampton n 2020 was 92 crimes per 1000 people, which is higher than the national average. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wolverhampton is the 23rd most dangerous city, and the 651st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages. Many of the reported crimes are that of burglary or criminal damage and arson. However the most common offence in Wolverhampton is violence and sexual offenses, with 11,017 being reported during 2020. The least common crime reported in Wolverhampton is bicycle theft, which has gone down 13% since 2019.

Living in Wolverhampton

Like every city Wolverhampton has its good and bad points with some areas being nice than others. The city centre itself vibrant and varied with some more expensive streets and some lower cost and less desirable ones. Popular neighbourhoods to live in include Ash Hill, Pool Hall, Perton Ridge, Wednesfield, Goldthorn Park and Lower Penn. Less desirable areas include Heath Town, The Scotlands and Park Village.

The employment rate in Wolverhampton is slightly higher than average. However, while there is a higher number of people out of work, those that are in work are working in a full-time role rather than part time or on a zero hours contract. When you look at work life balance, Wolverhampton seems to do well, seeing that the number of people working more than 45 hours per week is lower than the national average. For someone with the right skill and relevant qualifications it should not be hard to find work in Wolverhampton.

House Prices in Wolverhampton

In Wolverhampton you can expect to pay, on average, £219,562 for a property (as of August 2021). The means the average cost has fallen in the last 3 months by 3.83% and a fall of 0.89% from the year before. To break this down into specific property types;

A flat- £136,042

Semi-detached- £193,848

Terrace- £144,096

Detached- £354,365

Wolverhampton Transport Links

The main station in Wolverhampton is the West Coast Main Line serves as a major railway hub for the Midlands and provides long-distance and local connections. You are able to get direct trains to major cities such as London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Generally, transport links in Wolverhampton are strong, as it is connected to a number of major motorways. There are also a number of local and regional bus companies that operate in Wolverhampton and most of the city is well covered. The bus station was rebuilt in 2011 to allow for the volume of bus traffic.

Staying Overnight in Wolverhampton

Britannia Hotel Wolverhampton

Situated next door to the famous Grand Theatre, this hotel is set in a lovely Victorian style building right in the centre of Wolverhampton. All the rooms are en-suite and feature satellite televisions. All rooms are modern and comfortable with tea and coffee making facilities and you are able to access free Wi-Fi in the lounge. The railway and bus station are 250 yards away so is perfect for exploring what the city has to offer. There is a bar on site called Stage Door that boasts a large selection of wine and beers.

The Mount Hotel Country Manor Wolverhampton

Set in 4 acres of picturesque gardens and ornamental woodland, you’ll find 4-star luxury at The Mount Hotel. There is free parking as well as free Wi-Fi on site, and along with comfortable rooms this hotel is good for everyone. The building itself is grade II listed so offers charm and character as well as modern rooms. Every room is en-suite with a flat screen television and there is 24- hour room service. The restaurant overlooks the stunning gardens and contemporary grill food is served in the Champagne Bar & Grill. Located in Wolverhampton, The Mount is within easy reach of the Molineux Stadium. Wolverhampton Racecourse is a 10-minute drive away and Wightwick Manor is just 1 mile away.

Attractions in Wolverhampton

Moseley Old Hall

This is a beautiful place to visit with the family or just the adults, everyone will find something to enjoy. Moseley Hall is a stunning Elizabethan farmhouse that saved King Charles. You can find out all about the house’s history, including the dramatic story of how King Charles fled there after the battle of Worchester. You can even see the bed he slept on for yourself and hear other stories about what life was like back then. There is a lovely tea room that serves delicious cakes and other light lunch options. There are also regular events activities and demonstrations so look out for those.

Top 10 Things to Do in Wolverhampton

  1. Wightwick
  2. Manor Bantock
  3. House Museum and Park RAF Museum Cosford 
  4. David Austin Roses
  5.  Moseley Old Hall 
  6. West Park 
  7. Wolverhampton Art Gallery 
  8. Wolverhampton Wanderers 
  9. Baggeridge Country Park 
  10. Northycote Farm 

 

Shopping in Wolverhampton

Mander Centre

Located slap bang in the middle of Wolverhampton city centre, you find an excellent mix of shops. There are high street favourites such as Matalan and boots as well as small speciality shops for you to discover. There is a large car park and you can even park for free on bank holidays.

The Highstreet

There is a thriving high-street in Wolverhampton that features many popular high-street retailers as well as independent shops. There is also a bustling market for you to explore.

Places to Eat in Wolverhampton

Horse and Jockey

The Horse and Jockey is a proudly independent pub and prides itself on being free of all restrictions that come with a managed pub company. The small cosy pub has 8 hand pulls serving real ale, the kitchen team are skilled and friendly and you’ll find 80+ specialist gins. Everyone that works at the pub strives to make every customer feel welcome and ensure they have to best experience possible.

Indigo Restaurant

This is the place to go for all curry lovers, you will experience traditional Indian cuisine served in a plush setting. The chefs have years of experience and know how to make each dish as mouth-watering as the next. You will truly taste the real India at Indigo.

Hamiltons Restaurant

You’ll find Hamiltons inside the Park View Hotel; it’s made up of a restaurant and a bar and offers fine dining to the local area. It has a contemporary feel and the black granite tables are a striking feature. The menu remains uncomplicated and everyone will be able to find a dish that is bursting with quality and flavour. The restaurant is also able to host parties and private events. This is a must visit for those looking for a bit of luxury while they dine.

Need a Locksmith in Wolverhampton?

When moving into a new home changing the locks is vital as you never know how many keys are out there and risk the keys falling into the wrong hands. Arrange for an Wolverhampton Locksmith to come and fit a new lock the day you get your keys to provide you with peace of mind. We at Keytek® Locksmiths Wolverhampton provide a professional local mobile Locksmith service complying with British Standard and Home Insurance policies to ensure your home is as secure as can be! What’s more is all our customers benefit from a FREE home security check on site to ensure your home is as secure as can be!

 

There are many other things you need to consider when moving home so check out our Moving Home Checklist to help you along the way! If you’re considering improving the security of your home further still, checking out our Ultimate Guide to Home Security here!

 

View our Keytek® Locksmiths Wolverhampton page to find your local Locksmith today or call us on 01902 544929!

 

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