Is Helmsley, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

Is Helmsley a nice place to live or is Helmsley rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Helmsley 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 Helmsley truly a nice place to live, or are Easingwold, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Helmsley?

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 Helmsley. 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
Keldholme 7
Dove 6
Helmsley 4
Beadlam 1
Ampleforth 1
Harome 0
Wass 0
Riccal 0
Birdforth Beck 0
Carlton Husthwaite 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Helmsley. 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 Helmsley 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 Sinnington ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Sinnington (Best) 32767/32845
Hovingham 32574/32845
Dales 32357/32845
Helmsley 31539/32845
Cropton 31487/32845
Ampleforth 31452/32845
Kirkbymoorside 31217/32845
Sowerby & Topcliffe 30738/32845
Pickering West 29947/32845
Amotherby (Worst) 25881/32845

Your Health in Helmsley

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Redcar and Cleveland 1.79% 6.05%
York 0.92% 3.22%
Scarborough 1.41% 5.25%
Ryedale (Helmsley) 1.05% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sowerby & Topcliffe (Best) 29574/32845
Sinnington 29151/32845
Amotherby 28255/32845
Hovingham 27107/32845
Dales 27075/32845
Cropton 26124/32845
Helmsley 23650/32845
Ampleforth 23357/32845
Kirkbymoorside 23079/32845
Pickering West (Worst) 21318/32845

Deprivation in Helmsley

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 Helmsley. 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
Hovingham (Best) 26518/32845
Sowerby & Topcliffe 22992/32845
Kirkbymoorside 22308/32845
Helmsley 19790/32845
Pickering West 19531/32845
Amotherby 18970/32845
Ampleforth 18784/32845
Cropton 16055/32845
Sinnington 15125/32845
Dales (Worst) 14942/32845

Average rent in Helmsley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Helmsley

If you are thinking of moving to Helmsley, 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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