Moving to Buxton, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Buxton 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 Buxton 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 Buxton the land of milk and honey or are Chapel en le Frith, Shallcross and Whaley Bridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Buxton

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 Buxton. 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
Buxton 53
Fairfield 47
Staden 25
Tomthorn 17
Harpur Hill 10
Burbage 9
Ladmanlow 3
Canholes 3
Peak Dale 3
Upper End 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Burbage (Best) 30456/32845
Chapel East 29865/32845
Chapel West 29698/32845
Limestone Peak 29352/32845
Cote Heath 29222/32845
Temple 26664/32845
Corbar 20617/32845
Stone Bench 17343/32845
Barms 13947/32845
Buxton Central (Worst) 11832/32845
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Your Health in Buxton

If you are thinking of moving to Buxton, 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 Buxton 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
Stockport 1.21% 4.41% 13.27% 33.27% 47.83%
Staffordshire Moorlands 1.37% 4.55% 14.86% 35.06% 44.15%
High Peak (Buxton) 1.12% 4.07% 13.21% 34.08% 47.51%
Derbyshire Dales 1.06% 3.48% 13.66% 34.71% 47.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Burbage (Best) 26485/32845
Temple 20724/32845
Chapel West 19859/32845
Corbar 19340/32845
Chapel East 14611/32845
Cote Heath 14343/32845
Barms 12631/32845
Limestone Peak 12366/32845
Buxton Central 11248/32845
Stone Bench (Worst) 8467/32845
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Deprivation in Buxton

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 Buxton. 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
Burbage (Best) 26099/32845
Temple 24467/32845
Chapel West 23927/32845
Corbar 21952/32845
Cote Heath 20348/32845
Chapel East 19781/32845
Buxton Central 16196/32845
Limestone Peak 14700/32845
Barms 10591/32845
Stone Bench (Worst) 9838/32845

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