Moving to Wombwell, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Wombwell 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 Wombwell 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 Wombwell truly a nice place to live, or are Fairfield, Hoyland and Wath upon Dearne a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wombwell

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 Wombwell. 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
Stairfoot 66
Milton 56
Jump 51
Broomhill 46
Hemingfield 24
Ardsley 23
Millhouses 22
Little Houghton 19
Blacker Hill 16
Billingley 6

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hoyland Milton (Best) 11784/32845
Hoober 11575/32845
Rockingham 10939/32845
Wath 10428/32845
North East 10246/32845
Wombwell 8667/32845
Cudworth 8566/32845
Darfield 7175/32845
Stairfoot 6840/32845
Worsbrough (Worst) 5618/32845
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Your Health in Wombwell

If you are thinking of moving to Wombwell, 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 Wombwell 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 1.39% 4.83%
Doncaster 1.64% 5.62%
Rotherham 1.72% 5.87%
Barnsley (Wombwell) 1.79% 6.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cudworth (Best) 7444/32845
Rockingham 7297/32845
Hoober 7012/32845
Wath 5520/32845
Hoyland Milton 5207/32845
North East 4606/32845
Wombwell 4507/32845
Darfield 4144/32845
Stairfoot 3857/32845
Worsbrough (Worst) 3669/32845
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Deprivation in Wombwell

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 Wombwell. 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
Rockingham (Best) 12828/32845
Hoober 11840/32845
Hoyland Milton 10461/32845
Wath 9935/32845
Cudworth 9566/32845
Wombwell 9400/32845
Darfield 8540/32845
North East 7853/32845
Stairfoot 6995/32845
Worsbrough (Worst) 6387/32845

Average rent in Wombwell

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wombwell

If you are thinking of moving to Wombwell, 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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