Is Knaresborough, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

Is Knaresborough a nice place to live or is Knaresborough rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Knaresborough 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 Knaresborough truly a nice place to live, or are Boroughbridge, Harrogate and Wetherby a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Knaresborough?

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 Knaresborough. 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
High Harrogate 71
Forest Lane Head 41
Knaresborough 19
Forest Moor 16
Calcutt 16
Ferrensby 2
Farnham 2
Brearton 2
Arkendale 0
Little Ribston 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Knaresborough. 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 Knaresborough 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 Knaresborough Scriven Park ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Knaresborough Scriven Park (Best) 30681/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 29362/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 28292/32845
Harrogate Stray 28271/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 27571/32845
Knaresborough Castle 26913/32845
Harrogate High Harrogate 22924/32845
Harrogate Starbeck 20663/32845
Harrogate Fairfax 19271/32845
Harrogate Kingsley (Worst) 19243/32845
Reader Opinion:

Harrogate - Brilliant if you like floral displays on traffic islands

Your Health in Knaresborough

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Bradford 1.33% 4.55%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99%
York 0.92% 3.22%
Harrogate (Knaresborough) 0.82% 2.98%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harrogate Stray (Best) 28887/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 26234/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 23521/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 22141/32845
Harrogate High Harrogate 19698/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 19202/32845
Knaresborough Castle 18558/32845
Harrogate Fairfax 16221/32845
Harrogate Starbeck 16132/32845
Harrogate Kingsley (Worst) 15846/32845
Reader Opinion:

Harrogate - often described as where the posh folk live

Deprivation in Knaresborough

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 Knaresborough. 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
Harrogate Stray (Best) 31457/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 28431/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 26641/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 25211/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 24097/32845
Knaresborough Castle 22714/32845
Harrogate High Harrogate 20240/32845
Harrogate Kingsley 19824/32845
Harrogate Fairfax 19017/32845
Harrogate Starbeck (Worst) 18711/32845

Average rent in Knaresborough

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Knaresborough

If you are thinking of moving to Knaresborough, 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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