Moving to Fairfield, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield truly a nice place to live, or are Mexborough, Swinton and Wath upon Dearne a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Fairfield

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 Fairfield. 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
Adwick upon Dearne 67
Thurnscoe East 62
Thurnscoe 50
Highgate 35
Bolton Upton Dearne 25
Millhouses 22
Little Houghton 19
Harlington 12
Billingley 6
Barnburgh 4

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wath (Best) 10428/32845
North East 10246/32845
Swinton 10133/32845
Wombwell 8667/32845
Dearne South 8202/32845
Darfield 7175/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 6167/32845
Worsbrough 5618/32845
Mexborough 4316/32845
Dearne North (Worst) 2445/32845
Reader Opinion:

Swinton is a sewer, I moved here from Macclesfield, big mistake!

Your Health in Fairfield

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Sheffield 1.39% 4.83%
Doncaster 1.64% 5.62%
Rotherham 1.72% 5.87%
Barnsley (Fairfield) 1.79% 6.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Swinton (Best) 6176/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 5920/32845
Wath 5520/32845
Mexborough 5426/32845
North East 4606/32845
Wombwell 4507/32845
Dearne South 4177/32845
Darfield 4144/32845
Worsbrough 3669/32845
Dearne North (Worst) 2460/32845
Reader Opinion:

Goldthorpe, Bolton-On-Dearne, Wath - the Brown-toothed underbelly of society

Deprivation in Fairfield

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 Fairfield. 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
Swinton (Best) 10172/32845
Wath 9935/32845
Wombwell 9400/32845
Darfield 8540/32845
North East 7853/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 6879/32845
Worsbrough 6387/32845
Mexborough 5737/32845
Dearne South 5612/32845
Dearne North (Worst) 3057/32845

Average rent in Fairfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Fairfield

If you are thinking of moving to Fairfield, 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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