Is Pickering, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Pickering?

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 Pickering. 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
Newbridge 11
Keldholme 7
Dove 6
Swinton 2
Allerston 1
Broughton 1
Low Dalby 0
Ebberston 0
Lockton 0
Riccal 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Pickering. 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 Pickering 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
Rillington 31691/32845
Cropton 31487/32845
Pickering West 29947/32845
Pickering East 28999/32845
Norton East 28031/32845
Malton 27242/32845
Amotherby 25881/32845
Norton West (Worst) 25453/32845
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Your Health in Pickering

If you are thinking of moving to Pickering, 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 Pickering 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 (Pickering) 1.05% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sinnington (Best) 29151/32845
Amotherby 28255/32845
Hovingham 27107/32845
Cropton 26124/32845
Norton West 22808/32845
Pickering East 22807/32845
Rillington 21522/32845
Pickering West 21318/32845
Malton 17817/32845
Norton East (Worst) 16579/32845

Deprivation in Pickering

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 Pickering. 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
Norton West 22509/32845
Pickering East 21868/32845
Pickering West 19531/32845
Amotherby 18970/32845
Malton 18198/32845
Norton East 17587/32845
Cropton 16055/32845
Rillington 15813/32845
Sinnington (Worst) 15125/32845

Average rent in Pickering

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Pickering

If you are thinking of moving to Pickering, 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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