Moving to Ilkeston, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Ilkeston 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 Ilkeston 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 Ilkeston truly a nice place to live, or are Eastwood, Kimberley and Stapleford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ilkeston

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 Ilkeston. 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
Ilkeston 67
Shipley Common 51
Larklands 47
Little Hallam 40
Awsworth 29
Cossall Marsh 26
Cossall 26
Nottingham Canal 16
Hallam Fields 10
Babbington 6

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shipley View (Best) 24423/32845
Kirk Hallam & Stanton-by-Dale 23828/32845
Hallam Fields 21981/32845
Langley Mill and Aldercar 18184/32845
Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell 15817/32845
Little Hallam 14746/32845
Larklands 12919/32845
Cotmanhay 11571/32845
Stapleford North 9355/32845
Awsworth Road (Worst) 8256/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ilkeston: The perineum of the east midlands

Your Health in Ilkeston

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Ashfield 1.5% 5.66%
Amber Valley 1.26% 4.75%
Erewash (Ilkeston) 1.28% 4.35%
Broxtowe 1.14% 4.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell (Best) 21545/32845
Stapleford North 18435/32845
Shipley View 17781/32845
Hallam Fields 17295/32845
Little Hallam 14129/32845
Kirk Hallam & Stanton-by-Dale 10356/32845
Larklands 10034/32845
Awsworth Road 8406/32845
Cotmanhay 8198/32845
Langley Mill and Aldercar (Worst) 7676/32845
Reader Opinion:

Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Ilkeston

Deprivation in Ilkeston

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 Ilkeston. 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
Shipley View (Best) 22306/32845
Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell 21673/32845
Hallam Fields 17862/32845
Little Hallam 16944/32845
Stapleford North 14048/32845
Kirk Hallam & Stanton-by-Dale 10899/32845
Larklands 9578/32845
Langley Mill and Aldercar 8314/32845
Cotmanhay 7642/32845
Awsworth Road (Worst) 7228/32845

Average rent in Ilkeston

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ilkeston

If you are thinking of moving to Ilkeston, 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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