Moving to Doncaster, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Doncaster, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster the land of milk and honey or are Conisbrough, Edlington and Tickhill a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Doncaster

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 Doncaster. 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
Doncaster 178
Intake 169
Newton 111
Hexthorpe 111
Bentley Rise 103
Bentley 89
Belle Vue 64
Arksey 48
Stockbridge 48
Doncaster Common 47

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

Ward Average rank in England
Roman Ridge (Best) 10480/32845
Bessacarr 10927/32845
Armthorpe 13842/32845
Sprotbrough 14759/32845
Hexthorpe & Balby North 2939/32845
Town 3937/32845
Edlington & Warmsworth 4355/32845
Wheatley Hills & Intake 5613/32845
Bentley 5793/32845
Balby South (Worst) 6772/32845
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Your Health in Doncaster

If you are thinking of moving to Doncaster, 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 Doncaster 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
Doncaster (Doncaster) 1.64% 5.62% 15.13% 34.05% 43.56%
Rotherham 1.72% 5.87% 15.27% 33.91% 43.23%
Barnsley 1.79% 6.61% 16.42% 33.58% 41.6%
Selby 0.97% 3.6% 12.77% 34.3% 48.35%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Roman Ridge (Best) 11352/32845
Bessacarr 12366/32845
Sprotbrough 13904/32845
Hexthorpe & Balby North 5102/32845
Balby South 6955/32845
Town 7360/32845
Edlington & Warmsworth 7519/32845
Wheatley Hills & Intake 7927/32845
Bentley 8042/32845
Armthorpe (Worst) 8206/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Doncaster

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 Doncaster. 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
Armthorpe (Best) 14021/32845
Roman Ridge 15711/32845
Bessacarr 16696/32845
Sprotbrough 19941/32845
Hexthorpe & Balby North 4844/32845
Town 7689/32845
Balby South 8828/32845
Edlington & Warmsworth 9002/32845
Bentley 9344/32845
Wheatley Hills & Intake (Worst) 9510/32845

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