Moving to Swinton, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Swinton, Yorkshire - What you need to know

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

Crime in Swinton

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 Swinton. 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
Adwick upon Dearne 74
Ryecroft 68
Swinton Bridge 68
Swinton 63
Bow Broom 46
Wath-upon-Dearne 45
Abdy 34
Kilnhurst 30
Newhill 25
Bolton Upton Dearne 24

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

Ward Average rank in England
Swinton (Best) 10133/32845
North East 10246/32845
Wath 10428/32845
Silverwood 12078/32845
Rotherham East 3621/32845
Mexborough 4316/32845
Rawmarsh 6905/32845
Valley 8175/32845
Dearne South 8202/32845
Wombwell (Worst) 8667/32845
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Your Health in Swinton

If you are thinking of moving to Swinton, 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 Swinton 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%
Doncaster 1.64% 5.62% 15.13% 34.05% 43.56%
Rotherham (Swinton) 1.72% 5.87% 15.27% 33.91% 43.23%
Barnsley 1.79% 6.61% 16.42% 33.58% 41.6%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rotherham East (Best) 2273/32845
Dearne South 4177/32845
Wombwell 4507/32845
North East 4606/32845
Rawmarsh 4788/32845
Valley 5143/32845
Mexborough 5426/32845
Wath 5520/32845
Swinton 6176/32845
Silverwood (Worst) 6398/32845
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Deprivation in Swinton

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 Swinton. 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
Swinton (Best) 10172/32845
Silverwood 11462/32845
Rotherham East 2392/32845
Dearne South 5612/32845
Mexborough 5737/32845
Rawmarsh 7711/32845
North East 7853/32845
Valley 7991/32845
Wombwell 9400/32845
Wath (Worst) 9935/32845

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  1. Swinton is a sewer, I moved here from Macclesfield, big mistake!

    Swinton is a sewer, I moved here from Macclesfield, big mistake!