Moving to Derby, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby the land of milk and honey or are Belper, Melbourne and Over Woodhouse a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Derby

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 Derby. 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
Markeaton Brook 336
Litchurch 288
Little Chester 225
Pear Tree 161
St Luke’s 160
Breadsall Hilltop 121
Markeaton 108
Oakwood 93
Cherrytree Hill 41
Allestree 22

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

Ward Average rank in England
Allestree (Best) 29143/32845
Blagreaves 25570/32845
Chaddesden 19882/32845
Derwent 15203/32845
Mackworth 12571/32845
Alvaston 12068/32845
Darley 12023/32845
Normanton 11129/32845
Abbey 10582/32845
Arboretum (Worst) 6096/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ilkeston: The perineum of the east midlands

Your Health in Derby

If you are thinking of moving to Derby, 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 Derby 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
Derby (Derby) 1.31% 4.59% 14.15% 35% 44.96%
Amber Valley 1.26% 4.75% 14.99% 34.99% 44.01%
Erewash 1.28% 4.35% 14.96% 35.39% 44.03%
South Derbyshire 1.05% 3.85% 13.05% 34.4% 47.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Allestree (Best) 20754/32845
Blagreaves 14197/32845
Darley 10559/32845
Chaddesden 9242/32845
Alvaston 7042/32845
Abbey 6610/32845
Mackworth 6517/32845
Normanton 6257/32845
Derwent 5360/32845
Arboretum (Worst) 3944/32845
Reader Opinion:

Breaston: stuck in the year 1500, village of inbreds

Deprivation in Derby

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 Derby. 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
Allestree (Best) 30266/32845
Blagreaves 19386/32845
Darley 16113/32845
Chaddesden 12738/32845
Abbey 8723/32845
Mackworth 8455/32845
Alvaston 7836/32845
Derwent 7033/32845
Normanton 4184/32845
Arboretum (Worst) 2223/32845

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