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Neighbourhood Income and Safety Score Map - South Yorkshire

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Borough of Barnsley is located between Sheffield and Leeds. With 68% as the Green Belt, it is rural to the west and largely urban to the east. Like many old industrial towns, it still needs large regeneration programme.


From desirable countrysides to affordable housing for the young, Doncaster has a bit of everything. It is another struggling post-industrial town. But locals do benefit from great transport links and lively town centre.


Rotherham used to be the gem of the British steel industry. Sadly, it is now often mentioned with the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal. Wickersley, Whiston and Bramley are locations to check if you move there.


At the border of Peak District, Sheffield is a top choice for people seeking urban convenience with an outdoor lifestyle. Different from the "grim north", it impresses new joiners with its warmth and community-feeling.

How those maps were created

  • Colour coding based on total score = safety score * 0.5 + income score * 0.5

  • Score is exponentially transformed between 0 - 100 based on ranking among all England neighbourhoods. 100 means the best performing neighbourhood in England.

  • Data Granularity: LSOA level

Raw Data Sources:

For example, Safety Score was developed following the steps below:

  1. Map all reported crime case between Dec'17 - Nov'18 into LSOA based on their lat/lng;

  2. Categorise crime in each LSOA into Violent Crime, Criminal Damage, Property Damage, Other Crime four subdomains and obtain count under each subdomain;

  3. Calculate count/population for each subdomain for each LSOA;Rank each LSOA in each subdomain;

  4. Obtain normal distributed transformed score for each LSOA at subdomain level;

  5. Summing up all subdomain scores for each LSOA;Rank LSOAs based on the summed up scores;

  6. Exponentially transformed crime scores based on ranking