Is Nottingham, Nottinghamshire a nice place to live?

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Moving to Nottingham, Nottinghamshire - What you need to know
Moving to Nottingham, Nottinghamshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham truly a nice place to live, or are Beeston, Carlton and Netherfield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Nottingham

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 Nottingham. 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
Nottingham 225
Carrington 209
Mapperley Park 199
New Basford 177
Radford 137
Sherwood 111
Porchester 81
The Meadows 66
Carlton 60
Dunkirk 24

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trent Bridge (Best) 26169/32845
Clifton West 14161/32845
Dales 12710/32845
Meadows 12487/32845
Castle 10568/32845
Mapperley 10544/32845
Radford 10328/32845
Berridge 6826/32845
St. Ann's 6330/32845
Hyson Green & Arboretum (Worst) 3593/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bulwell: a market town... mostly down market

Your Health in Nottingham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Nottingham (Nottingham) 1.53% 4.93%
Gedling 1.17% 4.1%
Broxtowe 1.14% 4.13%
Rushcliffe 0.87% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trent Bridge (Best) 24790/32845
Clifton West 9100/32845
Mapperley 8461/32845
Castle 8237/32845
Berridge 7254/32845
Dales 6316/32845
Meadows 5073/32845
Hyson Green & Arboretum 4178/32845
Radford 3568/32845
St. Ann's (Worst) 3230/32845
Reader Opinion:

"Dirty GY" a.k.a Great Yarmouth

Deprivation in Nottingham

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 Nottingham. 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
Trent Bridge (Best) 26658/32845
Castle 11596/32845
Clifton West 11185/32845
Mapperley 9188/32845
Radford 8948/32845
Berridge 7181/32845
Meadows 6938/32845
Dales 6659/32845
Hyson Green & Arboretum 4554/32845
St. Ann's (Worst) 4123/32845

Average rent in Nottingham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Nottingham

If you are thinking of moving to Nottingham, 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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