Moving to Dronfield, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Dronfield 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 Dronfield 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 Dronfield the land of milk and honey or are Barrow Hill and Whittington, Dronfield Woodhouse and Eckington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dronfield

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 Dronfield. 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
Batemoor 74
Lowedges 70
Holmley Common 38
Coal Aston 36
Dronfield 23
Holmesdale 19
Gosforth Valley 12
Hallowes 9
Unstone 6
Apperknowle 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dronfield South (Best) 31895/32845
Gosforth Valley 31044/32845
Dronfield North 29379/32845
Unstone 29330/32845
Dronfield Woodhouse 28963/32845
Coal Aston 27951/32845
Dunston 26124/32845
Old Whittington 22698/32845
Graves Park 16615/32845
Beauchief and Greenhill (Worst) 11481/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley a.k.a K-towwwwn

Your Health in Dronfield

If you are thinking of moving to Dronfield, 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 Dronfield 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
Sheffield 1.39% 4.83% 13.7% 33.35% 46.73%
Chesterfield 1.64% 5.98% 16.36% 34.32% 41.69%
North East Derbyshire (Dronfield) 1.52% 5.37% 15.89% 34.26% 42.95%
Derbyshire Dales 1.06% 3.48% 13.66% 34.71% 47.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gosforth Valley (Best) 22550/32845
Dronfield Woodhouse 21769/32845
Dronfield South 20483/32845
Coal Aston 19479/32845
Unstone 16161/32845
Graves Park 15017/32845
Beauchief and Greenhill 11385/32845
Dronfield North 11032/32845
Old Whittington 4541/32845
Dunston (Worst) 3109/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bury St Edmunds, situated between two of the worst towns in Suffolk

Deprivation in Dronfield

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 Dronfield. 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
Dronfield Woodhouse (Best) 30515/32845
Gosforth Valley 30341/32845
Dronfield South 28293/32845
Coal Aston 26852/32845
Graves Park 20992/32845
Dronfield North 18074/32845
Beauchief and Greenhill 15271/32845
Unstone 13402/32845
Old Whittington 10362/32845
Dunston (Worst) 7308/32845

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