Is Heckmondwike, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Heckmondwike?

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 Heckmondwike. 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
Carlinghow 205
Batley Carr 181
Staincliffe 181
Healey 168
Birstall Smithies 137
Heckmondwike 104
Birstall 102
Littletown 81
Rawfolds 67
Liversedge 65

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Heckmondwike. 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 Heckmondwike 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 Dewsbury South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Dewsbury South (Best) 11966/32845
Morley North 11777/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 9924/32845
Brighouse 9287/32845
Cleckheaton 8786/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 8610/32845
Heckmondwike 6057/32845
Dewsbury East 6034/32845
Batley West 3893/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 3420/32845
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Your Health in Heckmondwike

If you are thinking of moving to Heckmondwike, 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 Heckmondwike 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 (Heckmondwike) 1.25% 4.5%
Calderdale 1.15% 4.38%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cleckheaton (Best) 15309/32845
Morley North 14747/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 14376/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 14240/32845
Brighouse 13746/32845
Heckmondwike 12846/32845
Dewsbury East 12725/32845
Dewsbury South 11474/32845
Batley West 11410/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 6796/32845
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Deprivation in Heckmondwike

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 Heckmondwike. 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
Morley North (Best) 17778/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 16918/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 14639/32845
Cleckheaton 14472/32845
Brighouse 14450/32845
Heckmondwike 10493/32845
Dewsbury East 9521/32845
Dewsbury South 9214/32845
Batley West 8945/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 3820/32845

Average rent in Heckmondwike

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Heckmondwike

If you are thinking of moving to Heckmondwike, 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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