Is Bolsover, Derbyshire a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bolsover 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 Bolsover 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 Bolsover truly a nice place to live, or are Barrow Hill and Whittington, Shirebrook and Staveley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bolsover

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 Bolsover. 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
Bolsover 26
New Bolsover 19
Pools Brook 12
Shuttlewood 11
Poolsbrook 11
Rylah 9
Carr Vale 6
Long Duckmanton 3
Duckmanton 2
Palterton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bolsover East (Best) 28760/32845
Sutton 28451/32845
Clowne East 24885/32845
Clowne West 24563/32845
Bolsover North & Shuttlewood 23481/32845
Bolsover South 22533/32845
Elmton-with-Creswell 20868/32845
Whitwell 20294/32845
Langwith 18504/32845
Shirebrook North (Worst) 17593/32845
Reader Opinion:

Shirebrook & the inbred "you're not welcome here" attitude

Your Health in Bolsover

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Mansfield 1.8% 6.2%
Chesterfield 1.64% 5.98%
North East Derbyshire 1.52% 5.37%
Bolsover (Bolsover) 1.83% 6.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clowne East (Best) 13153/32845
Clowne West 9387/32845
Bolsover East 7855/32845
Bolsover North & Shuttlewood 7544/32845
Whitwell 7135/32845
Sutton 6981/32845
Bolsover South 6508/32845
Elmton-with-Creswell 5804/32845
Shirebrook North 5224/32845
Langwith (Worst) 3233/32845
Reader Opinion:

Shirebrook - A Traditional Market Town

Deprivation in Bolsover

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 Bolsover. 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
Bolsover East (Best) 16847/32845
Clowne East 16047/32845
Sutton 14105/32845
Bolsover North & Shuttlewood 13800/32845
Clowne West 13477/32845
Bolsover South 12932/32845
Whitwell 12344/32845
Elmton-with-Creswell 8610/32845
Shirebrook North 6769/32845
Langwith (Worst) 5165/32845

Average rent in Bolsover

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bolsover

If you are thinking of moving to Bolsover, 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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