Is Belper, Derbyshire a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Belper a nice place to live?'' 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 Belper 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 Belper truly a nice place to live, or are Heanor, Over Woodhouse and Ripley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Belper

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 Belper. 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
Far Laund 32
Rawson Green 14
Belper 13
Toadmoor 10
Bargate 9
Cinderhill 9
Milford 3
Broadholm 3
Farnah Green 0
Belper Lane End 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Belper North (Best) 32038/32845
Heage and Ambergate 30731/32845
Belper South 29569/32845
Kilburn, Denby and Holbrook 29169/32845
Belper Central 28956/32845
Wingfield 28700/32845
Belper East 28603/32845
Ripley and Marehay 25911/32845
Shipley Park, Horsley and Horsley Woodhouse 25365/32845
Ripley (Worst) 21337/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ripley, a collection of nail bars and kebab shops

Your Health in Belper

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Ashfield 1.5% 5.66%
Amber Valley (Belper) 1.26% 4.75%
North East Derbyshire 1.52% 5.37%
Erewash 1.28% 4.35%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wingfield (Best) 21573/32845
Heage and Ambergate 20690/32845
Belper North 19825/32845
Belper East 19647/32845
Kilburn, Denby and Holbrook 19266/32845
Belper South 18441/32845
Shipley Park, Horsley and Horsley Woodhouse 16930/32845
Belper Central 14520/32845
Ripley and Marehay 12415/32845
Ripley (Worst) 11682/32845
Reader Opinion:

Heanor the land where chavy teens rule.

Deprivation in Belper

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 Belper. 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
Belper East (Best) 26133/32845
Belper North 25335/32845
Wingfield 22911/32845
Kilburn, Denby and Holbrook 22842/32845
Belper Central 21225/32845
Heage and Ambergate 20694/32845
Shipley Park, Horsley and Horsley Woodhouse 20021/32845
Belper South 18998/32845
Ripley and Marehay 17689/32845
Ripley (Worst) 15073/32845

Average rent in Belper

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Belper

If you are thinking of moving to Belper, 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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