Moving to Wirksworth, Derbyshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wirksworth, Derbyshire - What you need to know
Moving to Wirksworth, Derbyshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wirksworth in Derbyshire? 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 Wirksworth 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 Wirksworth the land of milk and honey or are Belper, Darley Dale and Matlock a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wirksworth

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 Wirksworth. 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
Bolehill 13
Gorseybank 4
Warmbrook 4
Little Bolehill 3
Millers Green 2
Cromford 1
Cromford Canal 0
Alderwasley 0
Longway Bank 0
Callow 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hulland (Best) 32591/32845
Belper North 32038/32845
Alport 31697/32845
Crich 31253/32845
Wirksworth 30623/32845
Ashover 30229/32845
Matlock All Saints 29850/32845
Masson 26741/32845
Matlock St Giles 25195/32845
Carsington Water (Worst) 24179/32845
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Your Health in Wirksworth

If you are thinking of moving to Wirksworth, 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 Wirksworth 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
Ashfield 1.5% 5.66% 16.31% 34.48% 42.05%
Amber Valley 1.26% 4.75% 14.99% 34.99% 44.01%
North East Derbyshire 1.52% 5.37% 15.89% 34.26% 42.95%
Derbyshire Dales (Wirksworth) 1.06% 3.48% 13.66% 34.71% 47.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Carsington Water (Best) 28659/32845
Hulland 28437/32845
Alport 24659/32845
Ashover 24072/32845
Wirksworth 21819/32845
Masson 19894/32845
Belper North 19825/32845
Matlock All Saints 17419/32845
Crich 17120/32845
Matlock St Giles (Worst) 16716/32845
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Deprivation in Wirksworth

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 Wirksworth. 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
Belper North (Best) 25335/32845
Hulland 25143/32845
Matlock All Saints 24261/32845
Alport 23802/32845
Crich 22636/32845
Wirksworth 22314/32845
Ashover 21554/32845
Matlock St Giles 18876/32845
Masson 18618/32845
Carsington Water (Worst) 15024/32845

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