Moving to Ripley, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Ripley, Derbyshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ripley 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 Ripley 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 Ripley the land of milk and honey or are Alfreton, Heanor and Langley Mill a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ripley

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Ripley. 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
Codnor Gate 63
Butterley 58
Hammersmith 43
Codnor 41
Greenhillocks 33
Peasehill 33
Leabrooks 19
Cross Hill 18
Lower Hartshay 13
Upper Hartshay 9

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ironville and Riddings (Best) 19636/32845
Ripley 21337/32845
Somercotes 21553/32845
Heanor and Loscoe 23958/32845
Ripley and Marehay 25911/32845
Codnor and Waingroves 26489/32845
Belper East 28603/32845
Wingfield 28700/32845
Swanwick 30517/32845
Heage and Ambergate (Worst) 30731/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ripley, a collection of nail bars and kebab shops

Your Health in Ripley

If you are thinking of moving to Ripley, 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 Ripley 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
Ashfield 1.5% 5.66% 16.31% 34.48% 42.05%
Amber Valley (Ripley) 1.26% 4.75% 14.99% 34.99% 44.01%
North East Derbyshire 1.52% 5.37% 15.89% 34.26% 42.95%
Broxtowe 1.14% 4.13% 14.26% 34.96% 45.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ripley (Best) 11682/32845
Ripley and Marehay 12415/32845
Ironville and Riddings 12492/32845
Heanor and Loscoe 13650/32845
Codnor and Waingroves 13725/32845
Swanwick 19332/32845
Belper East 19647/32845
Heage and Ambergate 20690/32845
Wingfield 21573/32845
Somercotes (Worst) 5853/32845
Reader Opinion:

The tragically run down town of Alfreton

Deprivation in Ripley

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 Ripley. 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
Heanor and Loscoe (Best) 14520/32845
Ironville and Riddings 14865/32845
Ripley 15073/32845
Codnor and Waingroves 17243/32845
Ripley and Marehay 17689/32845
Heage and Ambergate 20694/32845
Wingfield 22911/32845
Swanwick 24624/32845
Belper East 26133/32845
Somercotes (Worst) 7195/32845

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