Is Wetherby, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Wetherby?

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 Wetherby. 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
Ingmanthorpe 27
Walton 19
Boston Spa 9
Moor End 4
Collingham 2
Linton 2
Sicklinghall 0
Walshford 0
Bickerton 0
Spofforth 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wetherby. 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 Wetherby 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 Harrogate Oatlands ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Harrogate Oatlands (Best) 30910/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 30681/32845
Marston Moor 29540/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 29362/32845
Tadcaster 29354/32845
Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale 28395/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 28292/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 27571/32845
Wetherby 20385/32845
Harrogate Fairfax (Worst) 19271/32845
Reader Opinion:

Harrogate - often described as where the posh folk live

Your Health in Wetherby

If you are thinking of moving to Wetherby, 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 Wetherby 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 (Wetherby) 1.22% 4.19%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5%
York 0.92% 3.22%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Marston Moor (Best) 28864/32845
Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale 28691/32845
Harrogate Oatlands 28270/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 26234/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 23521/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 22141/32845
Tadcaster 20730/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 19202/32845
Wetherby 18266/32845
Harrogate Fairfax (Worst) 16221/32845
Reader Opinion:

York - From Hell to Middle Class Hades

Deprivation in Wetherby

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 Wetherby. 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 Oatlands (Best) 31780/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 28431/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 26641/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 25211/32845
Wetherby 24851/32845
Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale 24262/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 24097/32845
Marston Moor 24086/32845
Tadcaster 23513/32845
Harrogate Fairfax (Worst) 19017/32845

Average rent in Wetherby

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wetherby

If you are thinking of moving to Wetherby, 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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