Moving to Alfreton, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Alfreton, Derbyshire - What you need to know
Moving to Alfreton, Derbyshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Alfreton in Derbyshire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Alfreton is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Alfreton the land of milk and honey or are Clay Cross, Ripley and Sutton in Ashfield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Alfreton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Alfreton. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Alfreton 37
Lower Birchwood 35
Upper Birchwood 35
South Normanton 23
Westhouses 22
Leabrooks 21
Stonebroom 17
Blackwell 6
Hallfield Gate 4
Shirland 4

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Alfreton. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Alfreton. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Pilsley & Morton (Best) 31085/32845
Swanwick 30517/32845
Wingfield 28700/32845
Blackwell 28054/32845
Shirland 27531/32845
South Normanton West 26588/32845
South Normanton East 24884/32845
Alfreton 21751/32845
Somercotes 21553/32845
Jacksdale (Worst) 19416/32845
Reader Opinion:

North Cheam, you could mistake that whole area for a war torn country

Your Health in Alfreton

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Ashfield 1.5% 5.66% 16.31% 34.48% 42.05%
Amber Valley (Alfreton) 1.26% 4.75% 14.99% 34.99% 44.01%
North East Derbyshire 1.52% 5.37% 15.89% 34.26% 42.95%
Bolsover 1.83% 6.79% 17.09% 33.51% 40.77%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wingfield (Best) 21573/32845
Swanwick 19332/32845
Pilsley & Morton 16108/32845
South Normanton West 13575/32845
Shirland 11654/32845
Jacksdale 10960/32845
South Normanton East 8732/32845
Blackwell 8498/32845
Alfreton 6384/32845
Somercotes (Worst) 5853/32845
Reader Opinion:

Codnor the land of the living dead

Deprivation in Alfreton

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 Alfreton. 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
Swanwick (Best) 24624/32845
Wingfield 22911/32845
Pilsley & Morton 19150/32845
South Normanton West 18395/32845
Blackwell 14409/32845
South Normanton East 13712/32845
Jacksdale 13544/32845
Shirland 13383/32845
Alfreton 8795/32845
Somercotes (Worst) 7195/32845

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