Health and Wellbeing Area Profile

The Darnall Ward is in the top 10% of the most deprived communities in the country.

Over half of the population (total 22,149) are from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background (53.8%). Within the BAME population, some groups have been long-term Darnall residents while others are new arrivals. The Darnall neighbourhood (within the Ward) is the third most deprived neighbourhood in Sheffield, experiencing higher than the city’s average levels of ill-health, poverty and low health literacy.

As such, it is disproportionately affected by austerity measures leading to inequality. With an ageing population and increasing prevalence of co-morbidity, people deserve a move away from services designed around illness, to a focus on what is important to the person. Here at Darnall Well Being, we recognise that health is not just medical – it’s about much more than the absence of illness.

Bethany Mohd-Rawi, a Sheffield University medical student, who worked on placement with Sheffield Community Contact Tracers in December 2021, put together the below Neighbourhood Profile for Darnall ward – and we are very grateful to her for her work on this!

Sheffield City Council published the latest Ward Profile for Darnall in 2024, and you can read or download it here: