Moving to Penistone, Yorkshire? What you need to know

Moving to Penistone, Yorkshire - What you need to know
Moving to Penistone, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Penistone 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 Penistone 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 Penistone truly a nice place to live, or are Barnsley, Stocksbridge and Holmfirth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Penistone

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 Penistone. 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
Penistone 18
Thurlstone 16
Spring Vale 14
Castle Green 12
Cubley 11
The Green 11
Royd Moor 6
Cat Hill (UK) 3
Four Lane End 1
Roughbirchworth 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Penistone West (Best) 23097/32845
Denby Dale 21995/32845
Holme Valley South 18756/32845
Darton West 18626/32845
Dodworth 17776/32845
Penistone East 15842/32845
Darton East 14739/32845
Rockingham 10939/32845
Central 4971/32845
Kingstone (Worst) 4350/32845
Reader Opinion:

Glossop - I escaped this place as soon as possible

Your Health in Penistone

If you are thinking of moving to Penistone, 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 Penistone 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%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99%
Barnsley (Penistone) 1.79% 6.61%
High Peak 1.12% 4.07%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Holme Valley South (Best) 23581/32845
Denby Dale 19410/32845
Penistone West 15458/32845
Penistone East 15236/32845
Dodworth 10704/32845
Darton West 10408/32845
Darton East 9438/32845
Rockingham 7297/32845
Kingstone 5525/32845
Central (Worst) 5157/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dearne Valley (Valley of Death!)

Deprivation in Penistone

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 Penistone. 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
Denby Dale (Best) 23482/32845
Holme Valley South 23440/32845
Penistone West 22835/32845
Penistone East 22465/32845
Dodworth 19523/32845
Darton West 19162/32845
Darton East 17846/32845
Rockingham 12828/32845
Central 8190/32845
Kingstone (Worst) 6894/32845

Average rent in Penistone

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Penistone

If you are thinking of moving to Penistone, 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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