Moving to Melbourne, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Melbourne, Derbyshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne the land of milk and honey or are Swadlincote, Ashby de la Zouch and Shepshed a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Melbourne

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 Melbourne. 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
Chellaston 29
Castle Donington 8
Tonge 3
Breedon on the Hill 3
Barrow upon Trent 1
Aston-on-Trent 1
Ticknall 1
Calke 0
Foremark 0
Isley Walton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Aston (Best) 18129/32845
Stenson 20089/32845
Chellaston 22224/32845
Castle Donington Park 22462/32845
Castle Donington Central 24864/32845
Valley 25085/32845
Long Whatton & Diseworth 25249/32845
Worthington & Breedon 25757/32845
Melbourne 26375/32845

Your Health in Melbourne

If you are thinking of moving to Melbourne, 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 Melbourne 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
Derby 1.31% 4.59% 14.15% 35% 44.96%
Erewash 1.28% 4.35% 14.96% 35.39% 44.03%
South Derbyshire (Melbourne) 1.05% 3.85% 13.05% 34.4% 47.64%
Rushcliffe 0.87% 3.12% 11.5% 32.59% 51.91%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chellaston (Best) 12667/32845
Castle Donington Park 18709/32845
Castle Donington Central 20591/32845
Valley 20764/32845
Stenson 21687/32845
Worthington & Breedon 22134/32845
Long Whatton & Diseworth 24172/32845
Melbourne 24678/32845
Aston 25215/32845

Deprivation in Melbourne

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 Melbourne. 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
Valley (Best) 18752/32845
Castle Donington Park 19753/32845
Worthington & Breedon 20931/32845
Chellaston 21057/32845
Stenson 21396/32845
Castle Donington Central 24928/32845
Aston 25885/32845
Long Whatton & Diseworth 26818/32845
Melbourne 27081/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Ripley, a collection of nail bars and kebab shops

    Ripley, a collection of nail bars and kebab shops

  2. Breaston: stuck in the year 1500, village of *******

    Breaston: stuck in the year 1500, village of *******

  3. Spondon – Racist and Horrid

    Spondon – Racist and Horrid

  4. Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Ilkeston

    Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Ilkeston

  5. Belper, known as “Brown Town” for its off-the-scale drug problem

    Belper, known as “Brown Town” for its off-the-scale drug problem

  6. Bakewell: the traffic Tokyo of England

    Bakewell: the traffic Tokyo of England

  7. The tragically run down town of Alfreton

    The tragically run down town of Alfreton

  8. Glossop – I escaped this place as soon as possible

    Glossop – I escaped this place as soon as possible

  9. Matlock: arcades, cafes, chippys, and bikers coming out of our ears

    Matlock: arcades, cafes, chippys, and bikers coming out of our ears