Is Barrow Hill and Whittington a nice place to live?

Is Barrow Hill and Whittington a nice place to live or is Barrow Hill and Whittington rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Barrow Hill and Whittington is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Barrow Hill and Whittington truly a nice place to live, or are Chesterfield, Eckington and Staveley a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Barrow Hill and Whittington?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Barrow Hill and Whittington. 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
Hollingwood 60
New Brimington 49
Brimington 45
Brimington Common 44
Barrow Hill 37
Netherthorpe 30
Eckington 11
Renishaw 9
Nether Handley 4
Marsh Lane 4

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Barrow Hill and Whittington. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Barrow Hill and Whittington and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Brimington South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Brimington South (Best) 27780/32845
Dunston 26124/32845
Hollingwood and Inkersall 24991/32845
Brimington North 23694/32845
Barrow Hill and New Whittington 23016/32845
Old Whittington 22698/32845
Eckington South & Renishaw 22672/32845
Lowgates and Woodthorpe 20391/32845
Middlecroft and Poolsbrook 19117/32845
Moor (Worst) 17222/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bury St Edmunds, situated between two of the worst towns in Suffolk

Your Health in Barrow Hill and Whittington

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Sheffield 1.39% 4.83%
Mansfield 1.8% 6.2%
Chesterfield (Barrow Hill and Whittington) 1.64% 5.98%
Bolsover 1.83% 6.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eckington South & Renishaw (Best) 13882/32845
Barrow Hill and New Whittington 6098/32845
Brimington South 6013/32845
Hollingwood and Inkersall 5070/32845
Brimington North 4596/32845
Old Whittington 4541/32845
Dunston 3109/32845
Moor 2804/32845
Lowgates and Woodthorpe 2456/32845
Middlecroft and Poolsbrook (Worst) 838/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bakewell: Turd in the Peak

Deprivation in Barrow Hill and Whittington

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 Barrow Hill and Whittington. 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
Brimington South (Best) 16659/32845
Eckington South & Renishaw 14648/32845
Hollingwood and Inkersall 13018/32845
Barrow Hill and New Whittington 12288/32845
Old Whittington 10362/32845
Brimington North 10045/32845
Moor 7812/32845
Lowgates and Woodthorpe 7716/32845
Dunston 7308/32845
Middlecroft and Poolsbrook (Worst) 3333/32845

Average rent in Barrow Hill and Whittington

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Barrow Hill and Whittington 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 Barrow Hill and Whittington.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Barrow Hill and Whittington

If you are thinking of moving to Barrow Hill and Whittington, 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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