Is Dronfield, Derbyshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Dronfield?

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 Dronfield. 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
Batemoor 78
Lowedges 58
Holmley Common 36
Coal Aston 34
Dronfield 27
Holmesdale 25
Gosforth Valley 16
Hallowes 11
Unstone 6
Apperknowle 5

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Dronfield. 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 Dronfield 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 Dronfield South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Dronfield South (Best) 31895/32845
Gosforth Valley 31044/32845
Dronfield North 29379/32845
Unstone 29330/32845
Dronfield Woodhouse 28963/32845
Coal Aston 27951/32845
Dunston 26124/32845
Old Whittington 22698/32845
Graves Park 16615/32845
Beauchief and Greenhill (Worst) 11481/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley a.k.a K-towwwwn

Your Health in Dronfield

If you are thinking of moving to Dronfield, 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 Dronfield 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 1.64% 5.98%
North East Derbyshire (Dronfield) 1.52% 5.37%
Derbyshire Dales 1.06% 3.48%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gosforth Valley (Best) 22550/32845
Dronfield Woodhouse 21769/32845
Dronfield South 20483/32845
Coal Aston 19479/32845
Unstone 16161/32845
Graves Park 15017/32845
Beauchief and Greenhill 11385/32845
Dronfield North 11032/32845
Old Whittington 4541/32845
Dunston (Worst) 3109/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Dronfield

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 Dronfield. 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
Dronfield Woodhouse (Best) 30515/32845
Gosforth Valley 30341/32845
Dronfield South 28293/32845
Coal Aston 26852/32845
Graves Park 20992/32845
Dronfield North 18074/32845
Beauchief and Greenhill 15271/32845
Unstone 13402/32845
Old Whittington 10362/32845
Dunston (Worst) 7308/32845

Average rent in Dronfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Dronfield

If you are thinking of moving to Dronfield, 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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