Is Ripon, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Ripon?

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 Ripon. 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
Little Studley 27
North Lees 6
Littlethorpe 5
Bishopton 4
Copt Hewick 3
Bridge Hewick 2
Bishop Monkton 2
Nunwick 0
North Stainley 0
Wath 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ripon. 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 Ripon 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 Masham & Kirkby Malzeard ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Masham & Kirkby Malzeard (Best) 32415/32845
Bishop Monkton & Newby 31008/32845
Claro 30621/32845
Fountains & Ripley 29858/32845
Wathvale 29681/32845
Boroughbridge 24145/32845
Ripon Spa 24006/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 20075/32845
Ripon Moorside 19847/32845
Ripon Minster (Worst) 18444/32845
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Your Health in Ripon

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Harrogate (Ripon) 0.82% 2.98%
Hambleton 0.97% 3.33%
Ryedale 1.05% 3.57%
Richmondshire 0.76% 2.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Claro (Best) 28750/32845
Bishop Monkton & Newby 27605/32845
Fountains & Ripley 27331/32845
Wathvale 27046/32845
Boroughbridge 25890/32845
Masham & Kirkby Malzeard 25272/32845
Ripon Spa 24490/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 20810/32845
Ripon Moorside 16984/32845
Ripon Minster (Worst) 14957/32845

Deprivation in Ripon

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 Ripon. 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
Bishop Monkton & Newby (Best) 25966/32845
Ripon Spa 25588/32845
Claro 23732/32845
Fountains & Ripley 23356/32845
Boroughbridge 23034/32845
Wathvale 22924/32845
Ripon Moorside 21468/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 21229/32845
Masham & Kirkby Malzeard 21038/32845
Ripon Minster (Worst) 16660/32845

Average rent in Ripon

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ripon

If you are thinking of moving to Ripon, 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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