Moving to Penistone, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Penistone, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Penistone in Yorkshire? 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 the land of milk and honey 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 August 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Spring Vale 16
Penistone 15
Castle Green 13
Thurlstone 11
The Green 6
Cubley 6
Royd Moor 4
Cat Hill (UK) 4
Four Lane End 4
Roughbirchworth 3

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

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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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Sheffield 1.39% 4.83% 13.7% 33.35% 46.73%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
Barnsley (Penistone) 1.79% 6.61% 16.42% 33.58% 41.6%
High Peak 1.12% 4.07% 13.21% 34.08% 47.51%

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

Rotherham than me...

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

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