Is Chesterfield, Derbyshire a nice place to live?

Is Chesterfield a nice place to live or is Chesterfield rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield truly a nice place to live, or are Barrow Hill and Whittington, Dronfield and Staveley a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Chesterfield?

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 Chesterfield. 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
Chesterfield 170
Hady 169
Stonegravels 153
Tapton 126
Newbold 121
Boythorpe 116
Hasland 80
Birdholme 73
Ashgate 70
Brimington Common 52

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Chesterfield. 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 Chesterfield 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 West ward.

Ward Average rank in England
West (Best) 31781/32845
Brimington South 27780/32845
Brockwell 26022/32845
Loundsley Green 25784/32845
Hasland 24994/32845
Holmebrook 23717/32845
St Leonard's 19654/32845
Rother 19058/32845
Moor 17222/32845
St Helen's (Worst) 16472/32845
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Your Health in Chesterfield

If you are thinking of moving to Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield 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%
Chesterfield (Chesterfield) 1.64% 5.98%
North East Derbyshire 1.52% 5.37%
Bolsover 1.83% 6.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
West (Best) 17642/32845
Brockwell 11002/32845
St Leonard's 8846/32845
Hasland 7883/32845
Brimington South 6013/32845
Moor 2804/32845
Holmebrook 2681/32845
Rother 2485/32845
Loundsley Green 2314/32845
St Helen's (Worst) 2295/32845
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Deprivation in Chesterfield

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 Chesterfield. 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
West (Best) 30017/32845
Brockwell 21659/32845
Hasland 17378/32845
Brimington South 16659/32845
St Leonard's 15630/32845
Holmebrook 8380/32845
Moor 7812/32845
Loundsley Green 5999/32845
St Helen's 5775/32845
Rother (Worst) 4531/32845

Average rent in Chesterfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Chesterfield

If you are thinking of moving to Chesterfield, 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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