Is Hatfield, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

Is Hatfield a nice place to live or is Hatfield rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Hatfield 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 Hatfield truly a nice place to live, or are Doncaster, Stainforth and Thorne a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Hatfield?

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 Hatfield. 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
Stainforth 41
Far Bank 25
Dunscroft 23
Fishlake 22
Canal Side 19
Waterside 7
Stone Hill 7
South Bramwith 5
Dunsville 3
Brierholme Carr 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hatfield. 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 Hatfield 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 Armthorpe ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Armthorpe (Best) 13842/32845
Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall 12381/32845
Bessacarr 10927/32845
Norton & Askern 10519/32845
Stainforth & Barnby Dun 10448/32845
Hatfield 7946/32845
Thorne & Moorends 6179/32845
Bentley 5793/32845
Wheatley Hills & Intake 5613/32845
Town (Worst) 3937/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hertford: fetid with the haughty stench of smug self righteousness

Your Health in Hatfield

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Doncaster (Hatfield) 1.64% 5.62%
East Riding of Yorkshire 1.24% 4.15%
North Lincolnshire 1.24% 4.53%
Selby 0.97% 3.6%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall (Best) 12592/32845
Bessacarr 12366/32845
Stainforth & Barnby Dun 10559/32845
Norton & Askern 9337/32845
Armthorpe 8206/32845
Bentley 8042/32845
Wheatley Hills & Intake 7927/32845
Hatfield 7697/32845
Town 7360/32845
Thorne & Moorends (Worst) 5990/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hatfield, take the average new town. Kick it about a bit & remove all the leisure amenities

Deprivation in Hatfield

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 Hatfield. 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
Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall (Best) 19961/32845
Bessacarr 16696/32845
Stainforth & Barnby Dun 14281/32845
Armthorpe 14021/32845
Hatfield 12254/32845
Norton & Askern 10681/32845
Wheatley Hills & Intake 9510/32845
Bentley 9344/32845
Town 7689/32845
Thorne & Moorends (Worst) 7180/32845

Average rent in Hatfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hatfield

If you are thinking of moving to Hatfield, 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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