Moving to Stocksbridge, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Stocksbridge, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Stocksbridge 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 Stocksbridge 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 Stocksbridge the land of milk and honey or are Barnsley, Hoyland and Penistone a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stocksbridge

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 Stocksbridge. 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
Green Moor 23
Garden Village 22
Stocksbridge 22
Four Lane End 4
Roughbirchworth 3
Finkle Street 1
Thurgoland 0
Crane Moor 0
Bolsterstone 0
Ewden Village 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rockingham (Best) 10939/32845
Hoober 11575/32845
East Ecclesfield 12280/32845
West Ecclesfield 13643/32845
Stocksbridge and Upper Don 15698/32845
Penistone East 15842/32845
Stannington 16034/32845
Dodworth 17776/32845
Southey 2808/32845
Kingstone (Worst) 4350/32845
Reader Opinion:

Goldthorpe in Barnsley is easy to get into, but hard to get out of

Your Health in Stocksbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Stocksbridge, 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 Stocksbridge 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 (Stocksbridge) 1.39% 4.83% 13.7% 33.35% 46.73%
Barnsley 1.79% 6.61% 16.42% 33.58% 41.6%
Chesterfield 1.64% 5.98% 16.36% 34.32% 41.69%
High Peak 1.12% 4.07% 13.21% 34.08% 47.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dodworth (Best) 10704/32845
East Ecclesfield 11991/32845
West Ecclesfield 14038/32845
Stocksbridge and Upper Don 14162/32845
Penistone East 15236/32845
Stannington 15611/32845
Southey 4128/32845
Kingstone 5525/32845
Hoober 7012/32845
Rockingham (Worst) 7297/32845
Reader Opinion:

The sad decline of The North

Deprivation in Stocksbridge

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 Stocksbridge. 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
Hoober (Best) 11840/32845
Rockingham 12828/32845
East Ecclesfield 17306/32845
Stocksbridge and Upper Don 18001/32845
West Ecclesfield 19260/32845
Dodworth 19523/32845
Stannington 20687/32845
Penistone East 22465/32845
Southey 3994/32845
Kingstone (Worst) 6894/32845

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