Is Eckington, Derbyshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Eckington?

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 Eckington. 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
Waterthorpe 65
Halfway 37
Holbrook 32
Mosborough 22
Eckington 11
Plumbley 11
Renishaw 9
Killamarsh 8
Spinkhill 7
Marsh Lane 4

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Eckington. 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 Eckington 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 Killamarsh East ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Killamarsh East (Best) 27208/32845
Barlborough 25869/32845
Killamarsh West 25817/32845
Barrow Hill and New Whittington 23016/32845
Eckington North 22774/32845
Eckington South & Renishaw 22672/32845
Lowgates and Woodthorpe 20391/32845
Beighton 17768/32845
Wales 17643/32845
Mosborough (Worst) 16792/32845
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Your Health in Eckington

If you are thinking of moving to Eckington, 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 Eckington 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 1.64% 5.98%
North East Derbyshire (Eckington) 1.52% 5.37%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Killamarsh West (Best) 19512/32845
Eckington North 16490/32845
Barlborough 15655/32845
Killamarsh East 14104/32845
Eckington South & Renishaw 13882/32845
Mosborough 12546/32845
Beighton 10719/32845
Wales 10278/32845
Barrow Hill and New Whittington 6098/32845
Lowgates and Woodthorpe (Worst) 2456/32845

Deprivation in Eckington

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 Eckington. 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
Killamarsh West (Best) 22512/32845
Barlborough 21356/32845
Killamarsh East 18810/32845
Wales 18720/32845
Eckington North 17765/32845
Beighton 17530/32845
Mosborough 17402/32845
Eckington South & Renishaw 14648/32845
Barrow Hill and New Whittington 12288/32845
Lowgates and Woodthorpe (Worst) 7716/32845

Average rent in Eckington

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Eckington

If you are thinking of moving to Eckington, 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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