Is Sheffield, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Sheffield?

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 Sheffield. 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
Sheffield 330
Park Hill 315
Burngreave 303
Sheffield Park 236
Highfield 157
Manor Park 154
Pitsmoor 151
Attercliffe 106
Parkwood Springs 100
Crookesmoor 79

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Sheffield. 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 Sheffield 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 Crookes and Crosspool ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Crookes and Crosspool (Best) 23084/32845
Broomhill and Sharrow Vale 15649/32845
Walkley 14333/32845
Nether Edge and Sharrow 11723/32845
Darnall 10866/32845
Hillsborough 9808/32845
City 8184/32845
Gleadless Valley 7778/32845
Park and Arbourthorne 5395/32845
Burngreave (Worst) 4364/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dinnington - Arse end of the Universe

Your Health in Sheffield

If you are thinking of moving to Sheffield, 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 Sheffield 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 (Sheffield) 1.39% 4.83%
Rotherham 1.72% 5.87%
Barnsley 1.79% 6.61%
Chesterfield 1.64% 5.98%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crookes and Crosspool (Best) 16656/32845
Nether Edge and Sharrow 13901/32845
Broomhill and Sharrow Vale 13304/32845
Walkley 10612/32845
City 9572/32845
Hillsborough 9549/32845
Gleadless Valley 9506/32845
Park and Arbourthorne 5737/32845
Darnall 5604/32845
Burngreave (Worst) 4164/32845
Reader Opinion:

The sad decline of The North

Deprivation in Sheffield

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 Sheffield. 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
Crookes and Crosspool (Best) 26245/32845
Broomhill and Sharrow Vale 20215/32845
Nether Edge and Sharrow 15891/32845
Walkley 15777/32845
Hillsborough 13239/32845
City 12226/32845
Gleadless Valley 10872/32845
Park and Arbourthorne 6837/32845
Darnall 4899/32845
Burngreave (Worst) 2353/32845

Average rent in Sheffield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sheffield

If you are thinking of moving to Sheffield, 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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