Is Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Sowerby Bridge?

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 Sowerby Bridge. 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
Stoney Royd 185
Pellon 165
Friendly 55
Sowerby Bridge 49
Warley Town 36
Sowerby 24
Copley 9
Clough Head 7
Longley 6
Greetland Wall Nook 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Sowerby Bridge. 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 Sowerby Bridge 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 Calder ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Calder (Best) 15172/32845
Colne Valley 14628/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14561/32845
Luddendenfoot 11774/32845
Sowerby Bridge 9134/32845
Skircoat 7636/32845
Town 6583/32845
Warley 5976/32845
Park 4563/32845
Ovenden (Worst) 1511/32845
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Your Health in Sowerby Bridge

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

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

Ward Average rank in England
Colne Valley (Best) 19995/32845
Luddendenfoot 17640/32845
Calder 16339/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14581/32845
Warley 14209/32845
Skircoat 13629/32845
Sowerby Bridge 12945/32845
Town 8312/32845
Park 5990/32845
Ovenden (Worst) 4393/32845
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Deprivation in Sowerby Bridge

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 Sowerby Bridge. 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
Colne Valley (Best) 17842/32845
Greetland and Stainland 17218/32845
Luddendenfoot 16271/32845
Calder 15390/32845
Skircoat 13400/32845
Warley 12104/32845
Sowerby Bridge 11624/32845
Town 7633/32845
Ovenden 3610/32845
Park (Worst) 2983/32845

Average rent in Sowerby Bridge

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sowerby Bridge

If you are thinking of moving to Sowerby Bridge, 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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