Moving to Barnsley, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Barnsley, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Barnsley in Yorkshire? 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 Barnsley 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 Barnsley the land of milk and honey or are Brierley, Hoyland and Wombwell a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Barnsley

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Barnsley. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Barnsley 152
Measborough Dike 150
Kendray 150
Monk Bretton 129
Shaw Lands 99
New Lodge 96
Ward Green 39
Gawber 35
Pogmoor 24
Keresforth Hill 12

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

Ward Average rank in England
Old Town (Best) 10733/32845
Darton East 14739/32845
Dodworth 17776/32845
Darton West 18626/32845
Kingstone 4350/32845
St Helens 4352/32845
Central 4971/32845
Monk Bretton 6463/32845
Stairfoot 6840/32845
Cudworth (Worst) 8566/32845
Reader Opinion:

Glossop - I escaped this place as soon as possible

Your Health in Barnsley

If you are thinking of moving to Barnsley, 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 Barnsley 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
Sheffield 1.39% 4.83% 13.7% 33.35% 46.73%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
Doncaster 1.64% 5.62% 15.13% 34.05% 43.56%
Barnsley (Barnsley) 1.79% 6.61% 16.42% 33.58% 41.6%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Darton West (Best) 10408/32845
Dodworth 10704/32845
St Helens 2959/32845
Stairfoot 3857/32845
Central 5157/32845
Kingstone 5525/32845
Monk Bretton 5863/32845
Cudworth 7444/32845
Old Town 8834/32845
Darton East (Worst) 9438/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dearne Valley (Valley of Death!)

Deprivation in Barnsley

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 Barnsley. 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
Old Town (Best) 14292/32845
Darton East 17846/32845
Darton West 19162/32845
Dodworth 19523/32845
St Helens 3611/32845
Kingstone 6894/32845
Stairfoot 6995/32845
Monk Bretton 7979/32845
Central 8190/32845
Cudworth (Worst) 9566/32845

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