Is Brighouse, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

Is Brighouse a nice place to live or is Brighouse rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Brighouse 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 Brighouse truly a nice place to live, or are Cleckheaton, Elland and Halifax a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Brighouse?

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 Brighouse. 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
Brighouse 90
Bailiff Bridge 75
Brookfoot 66
Birkhouse 64
Toothill 46
Hartshead Moor Top 43
Rastrick 34
Cromwell Bottom 25
Red Beck 20
Hartshead Moor Side 18

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Brighouse. 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 Brighouse 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 Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe (Best) 13961/32845
Rastrick 11117/32845
Elland 10363/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 9924/32845
Brighouse 9287/32845
Ashbrow 9024/32845
Cleckheaton 8786/32845
Town 6583/32845
Greenhead 5452/32845
Wyke (Worst) 3820/32845
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Your Health in Brighouse

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Leeds 1.22% 4.19%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5%
Calderdale (Brighouse) 1.15% 4.38%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe (Best) 17753/32845
Cleckheaton 15309/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 14376/32845
Brighouse 13746/32845
Rastrick 13538/32845
Elland 11383/32845
Ashbrow 11274/32845
Greenhead 11091/32845
Wyke 8956/32845
Town (Worst) 8312/32845
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Deprivation in Brighouse

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 Brighouse. 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
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe (Best) 20052/32845
Rastrick 15445/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 14639/32845
Cleckheaton 14472/32845
Brighouse 14450/32845
Elland 12062/32845
Greenhead 9925/32845
Ashbrow 9472/32845
Wyke 9339/32845
Town (Worst) 7633/32845

Average rent in Brighouse

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Brighouse

If you are thinking of moving to Brighouse, 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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