Moving to Stocksbridge, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Stocksbridge 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 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Garden Village 27
Stocksbridge 27
Green Moor 19
Finkle Street 2
Bolsterstone 1
Ewden Village 1
Four Lane End 1
Thurgoland 0
Crane Moor 0
Roughbirchworth 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
Dodworth (Best) 17776/32845
Stannington 16034/32845
Penistone East 15842/32845
Stocksbridge and Upper Don 15698/32845
West Ecclesfield 13643/32845
East Ecclesfield 12280/32845
Hoober 11575/32845
Rockingham 10939/32845
Kingstone 4350/32845
Southey (Worst) 2808/32845
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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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Sheffield (Stocksbridge) 1.39% 4.83%
Barnsley 1.79% 6.61%
Chesterfield 1.64% 5.98%
High Peak 1.12% 4.07%

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
Stannington (Best) 15611/32845
Penistone East 15236/32845
Stocksbridge and Upper Don 14162/32845
West Ecclesfield 14038/32845
East Ecclesfield 11991/32845
Dodworth 10704/32845
Rockingham 7297/32845
Hoober 7012/32845
Kingstone 5525/32845
Southey (Worst) 4128/32845
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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
Penistone East (Best) 22465/32845
Stannington 20687/32845
Dodworth 19523/32845
West Ecclesfield 19260/32845
Stocksbridge and Upper Don 18001/32845
East Ecclesfield 17306/32845
Rockingham 12828/32845
Hoober 11840/32845
Kingstone 6894/32845
Southey (Worst) 3994/32845

Average rent in Stocksbridge

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Stocksbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Stocksbridge, 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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