Is Huddersfield, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Huddersfield?

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 Huddersfield. 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
Fartown 186
Moldgreen 182
Lockwood 143
Rawthorpe 130
Birkby 115
Sheepridge 111
Dalton 106
Lower Houses 92
Netheroyd Hill 87
Almondbury 53

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Huddersfield. 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 Huddersfield 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 Kirkburton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Kirkburton (Best) 22746/32845
Almondbury 14160/32845
Lindley 12115/32845
Golcar 11971/32845
Elland 10363/32845
Dalton 9729/32845
Ashbrow 9024/32845
Crosland Moor and Netherton 7943/32845
Greenhead 5452/32845
Newsome (Worst) 3958/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bradford is the stinking ar*e crack of Europe

Your Health in Huddersfield

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

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kirkburton (Best) 23138/32845
Almondbury 16568/32845
Lindley 16419/32845
Golcar 14472/32845
Dalton 11439/32845
Elland 11383/32845
Ashbrow 11274/32845
Greenhead 11091/32845
Crosland Moor and Netherton 10711/32845
Newsome (Worst) 9225/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bradley, the mess in the slippers of Huddersfield

Deprivation in Huddersfield

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 Huddersfield. 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
Kirkburton (Best) 24989/32845
Lindley 18234/32845
Almondbury 17594/32845
Golcar 14763/32845
Elland 12062/32845
Dalton 10836/32845
Greenhead 9925/32845
Crosland Moor and Netherton 9868/32845
Ashbrow 9472/32845
Newsome (Worst) 6813/32845

Average rent in Huddersfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Huddersfield

If you are thinking of moving to Huddersfield, 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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