Moving to Matlock, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Matlock 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 Matlock 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 Matlock truly a nice place to live, or are Clay Cross, Darley Dale and Wirksworth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Matlock

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 Matlock. 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
Matlock Bank 10
Farley 10
Matlock Cliff 10
Upper Hackney 10
Riber 9
Tansley Knoll 8
Matlock Bridge 6
Matlock 6
Matlock Bath 4
Hearthstone 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Winster and South Darley (Best) 32755/32845
Stanton 32133/32845
Crich 31253/32845
Wirksworth 30623/32845
Darley Dale 30348/32845
Ashover 30229/32845
Matlock All Saints 29850/32845
Masson 26741/32845
Matlock St Giles 25195/32845
Carsington Water (Worst) 24179/32845
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Your Health in Matlock

If you are thinking of moving to Matlock, 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 Matlock 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%
North East Derbyshire 1.52% 5.37%
Bolsover 1.83% 6.79%
Derbyshire Dales (Matlock) 1.06% 3.48%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Carsington Water (Best) 28659/32845
Stanton 27396/32845
Ashover 24072/32845
Winster and South Darley 21896/32845
Wirksworth 21819/32845
Darley Dale 20366/32845
Masson 19894/32845
Matlock All Saints 17419/32845
Crich 17120/32845
Matlock St Giles (Worst) 16716/32845
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Deprivation in Matlock

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 Matlock. 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
Winster and South Darley (Best) 27120/32845
Matlock All Saints 24261/32845
Darley Dale 24115/32845
Stanton 23247/32845
Crich 22636/32845
Wirksworth 22314/32845
Ashover 21554/32845
Matlock St Giles 18876/32845
Masson 18618/32845
Carsington Water (Worst) 15024/32845

Average rent in Matlock

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Matlock

If you are thinking of moving to Matlock, 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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