Is Elland, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Elland?

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 Elland. 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
Siddal 56
Exley 47
Southowram 39
Ainley Top 39
Rastrick 34
Blackley 30
Cromwell Bottom 25
Greetland 12
Jagger Green 11
Broad Carr 11

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Elland. 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 Elland 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 Colne Valley ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Colne Valley (Best) 14628/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14561/32845
Lindley 12115/32845
Rastrick 11117/32845
Elland 10363/32845
Ashbrow 9024/32845
Skircoat 7636/32845
Town 6583/32845
Greenhead 5452/32845
Park (Worst) 4563/32845
Reader Opinion:

Nothing in the world can prepare you for Halifax, West Yorkshire!

Your Health in Elland

If you are thinking of moving to Elland, 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 Elland 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 (Elland) 1.15% 4.38%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Colne Valley (Best) 19995/32845
Lindley 16419/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14581/32845
Skircoat 13629/32845
Rastrick 13538/32845
Elland 11383/32845
Ashbrow 11274/32845
Greenhead 11091/32845
Town 8312/32845
Park (Worst) 5990/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cleckhuddersfax, where to start...

Deprivation in Elland

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 Elland. 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
Lindley (Best) 18234/32845
Colne Valley 17842/32845
Greetland and Stainland 17218/32845
Rastrick 15445/32845
Skircoat 13400/32845
Elland 12062/32845
Greenhead 9925/32845
Ashbrow 9472/32845
Town 7633/32845
Park (Worst) 2983/32845

Average rent in Elland

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Elland

If you are thinking of moving to Elland, 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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