Moving to Retford, Nottinghamshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Retford 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 Retford 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 Retford truly a nice place to live, or are Bracebridge, East Retford and Kilton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Retford

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 Retford. 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
Retford 20
Bolham 16
Balk Field 16
Idle 15
Babworth 10
Eaton 1
Clarborough 1
Barnby Moor 0
Ranby 0
Nether Headon 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sturton (Best) 30480/32845
Rampton 23037/32845
East Retford North 21369/32845
East Retford East 20592/32845
East Markham 19397/32845
Worksop East 16415/32845
East Retford South 13704/32845
East Retford West 12153/32845
Welbeck 8605/32845
Sutton (Worst) 4405/32845
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Your Health in Retford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Rotherham 1.72% 5.87%
Mansfield 1.8% 6.2%
Bassetlaw (Retford) 1.5% 5.24%
Newark and Sherwood 1.32% 4.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sturton (Best) 22948/32845
East Markham 19086/32845
East Retford West 13074/32845
East Retford East 11990/32845
East Retford North 10542/32845
Sutton 9693/32845
East Retford South 9600/32845
Worksop East 8225/32845
Welbeck 7460/32845
Rampton (Worst) 7000/32845

Deprivation in Retford

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 Retford. 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
Sturton (Best) 25959/32845
East Markham 20200/32845
East Retford East 15322/32845
East Retford West 15289/32845
East Retford North 15139/32845
East Retford South 13421/32845
Worksop East 12210/32845
Sutton 11760/32845
Welbeck 8236/32845
Rampton (Worst) 6428/32845

Average rent in Retford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Retford

If you are thinking of moving to Retford, 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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