Moving to Rotherham, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Rotherham 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 Rotherham 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 Rotherham the land of milk and honey or are Mexborough, Swinton and Wath upon Dearne a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rotherham

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 Rotherham. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Rotherham 100
Herringthorpe 98
Dalton Parva 96
Dalton 92
Aldwarke 91
Masbrough 64
Parkgate 56
Greasbrough 52
Broom 50
Don 47

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hellaby (Best) 18333/32845
Wickersley 15460/32845
Sitwell 13555/32845
Brinsworth and Catcliffe 12803/32845
Boston Castle 9417/32845
Valley 8175/32845
Rawmarsh 6905/32845
Wingfield 4340/32845
Rotherham West 4030/32845
Rotherham East (Worst) 3621/32845
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Your Health in Rotherham

If you are thinking of moving to Rotherham, 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 Rotherham 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%
Rotherham (Rotherham) 1.72% 5.87% 15.27% 33.91% 43.23%
Barnsley 1.79% 6.61% 16.42% 33.58% 41.6%
Chesterfield 1.64% 5.98% 16.36% 34.32% 41.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sitwell (Best) 10972/32845
Hellaby 10074/32845
Wickersley 9195/32845
Brinsworth and Catcliffe 8001/32845
Boston Castle 6280/32845
Valley 5143/32845
Rawmarsh 4788/32845
Wingfield 4362/32845
Rotherham West 4171/32845
Rotherham East (Worst) 2273/32845
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Deprivation in Rotherham

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 Rotherham. 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
Hellaby (Best) 19078/32845
Sitwell 18921/32845
Wickersley 17783/32845
Brinsworth and Catcliffe 13206/32845
Boston Castle 8355/32845
Valley 7991/32845
Rawmarsh 7711/32845
Wingfield 7249/32845
Rotherham West 5901/32845
Rotherham East (Worst) 2392/32845

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