Is Middleham, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

Is Middleham a nice place to live or is Middleham rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Middleham 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 Middleham truly a nice place to live, or are Colburn, Leyburn and Masham a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Middleham?

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 Middleham. 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
Harmby 4
Bellerby 3
Spennithorne 1
Ulshaw 1
Redmire 1
Fearby 0
Patrick Brompton 0
Burn (river) 0
Newton-le-Willows 0
Arrathorne 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Middleham. 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 Middleham 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 Tanfield ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Tanfield (Best) 32585/32845
Lower Wensleydale 32454/32845
Leyburn 32367/32845
Lower Swaledale & Arkengarthdale 32163/32845
Richmond East 32048/32845
Scotton 31759/32845
Middleham 29647/32845
Hipswell 29453/32845
Richmond West 29252/32845
Colburn (Worst) 21353/32845

Your Health in Middleham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Darlington 1.36% 4.51%
Harrogate 0.82% 2.98%
Hambleton 0.97% 3.33%
Richmondshire (Middleham) 0.76% 2.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lower Wensleydale (Best) 29899/32845
Tanfield 29602/32845
Middleham 27277/32845
Lower Swaledale & Arkengarthdale 26963/32845
Hipswell 25805/32845
Leyburn 25793/32845
Scotton 24286/32845
Richmond West 22017/32845
Richmond East 21922/32845
Colburn (Worst) 16377/32845

Deprivation in Middleham

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 Middleham. 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
Richmond East (Best) 27270/32845
Leyburn 24176/32845
Hipswell 24015/32845
Lower Wensleydale 23274/32845
Tanfield 22795/32845
Scotton 22764/32845
Richmond West 22094/32845
Middleham 18931/32845
Colburn 16832/32845
Lower Swaledale & Arkengarthdale (Worst) 16546/32845

Average rent in Middleham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Middleham

If you are thinking of moving to Middleham, 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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