Moving to Sheffield, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Sheffield, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield the land of milk and honey or are Dronfield, Dronfield Woodhouse and Netherthorpe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sheffield

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Sheffield. 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
Sheffield 249
Burngreave 233
Park Hill 199
Highfield 183
Sheffield Park 177
Pitsmoor 144
Manor Park 123
Parkwood Springs 113
Crookesmoor 108
Attercliffe 95

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

Ward Average rank in England
Darnall (Best) 10866/32845
Nether Edge and Sharrow 11723/32845
Walkley 14333/32845
Broomhill and Sharrow Vale 15649/32845
Crookes and Crosspool 23084/32845
Burngreave 4364/32845
Park and Arbourthorne 5395/32845
Gleadless Valley 7778/32845
City 8184/32845
Hillsborough (Worst) 9808/32845
Reader Opinion:

For those who criticise the North

Your Health in Sheffield

If you are thinking of moving to Sheffield, 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 Sheffield 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 (Sheffield) 1.39% 4.83% 13.7% 33.35% 46.73%
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 Sheffield. 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 Sheffield. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Walkley (Best) 10612/32845
Broomhill and Sharrow Vale 13304/32845
Nether Edge and Sharrow 13901/32845
Crookes and Crosspool 16656/32845
Burngreave 4164/32845
Darnall 5604/32845
Park and Arbourthorne 5737/32845
Gleadless Valley 9506/32845
Hillsborough 9549/32845
City (Worst) 9572/32845
Reader Opinion:

The sad decline of The North

Deprivation in Sheffield

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 Sheffield. 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
Gleadless Valley (Best) 10872/32845
City 12226/32845
Hillsborough 13239/32845
Walkley 15777/32845
Nether Edge and Sharrow 15891/32845
Broomhill and Sharrow Vale 20215/32845
Burngreave 2353/32845
Crookes and Crosspool 26245/32845
Darnall 4899/32845
Park and Arbourthorne (Worst) 6837/32845

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