Is Boroughbridge, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

Is Boroughbridge a nice place to live or is Boroughbridge rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Boroughbridge is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Boroughbridge truly a nice place to live, or are Easingwold, Knaresborough and Ripon a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Boroughbridge?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Boroughbridge. 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
Milby 17
Aldborough 17
Boroughbridge 17
Langthorpe 9
Norton-le-Clay 5
Grafton 1
Minskip 0
Helperby 0
Marton-le-Moor 0
Marton 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Boroughbridge. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Boroughbridge and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Easingwold ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Easingwold (Best) 31505/32845
Raskelf & White Horse 31444/32845
Ouseburn 31407/32845
Bishop Monkton & Newby 31008/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 30681/32845
Boroughbridge 24145/32845
Ripon Spa 24006/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 20075/32845
Ripon Moorside 19847/32845
Ripon Minster (Worst) 18444/32845
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Your Health in Boroughbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Boroughbridge, 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 Boroughbridge compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
York 0.92% 3.22%
Harrogate (Boroughbridge) 0.82% 2.98%
Hambleton 0.97% 3.33%
Ryedale 1.05% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Raskelf & White Horse (Best) 30309/32845
Ouseburn 30073/32845
Bishop Monkton & Newby 27605/32845
Easingwold 26012/32845
Boroughbridge 25890/32845
Ripon Spa 24490/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 22141/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 20810/32845
Ripon Moorside 16984/32845
Ripon Minster (Worst) 14957/32845

Deprivation in Boroughbridge

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 Boroughbridge. 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
Bishop Monkton & Newby (Best) 25966/32845
Ripon Spa 25588/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 25211/32845
Easingwold 24979/32845
Boroughbridge 23034/32845
Ouseburn 22513/32845
Ripon Moorside 21468/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 21229/32845
Raskelf & White Horse 19258/32845
Ripon Minster (Worst) 16660/32845

Average rent in Boroughbridge

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Boroughbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Boroughbridge, 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.