Is Whitby, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

Is Whitby a nice place to live or is Whitby rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Whitby 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 Whitby truly a nice place to live, or are Guisborough, Middlesbrough and Robin Hood's Bay a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Whitby?

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 Whitby. 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
Nelly Ayre Foss 26
Airy Hill 9
Briggswath 7
Ugglebarnby 4
Stainsacre 3
Ruswarp 3
Sandsend 1
Newholm 0
Dunsley 0
High Hawsker 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Whitby. 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 Whitby 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 Esk Valley ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Esk Valley (Best) 31452/32845
Thornton Dale 31432/32845
Fylingdales & Ravenscar 29591/32845
Danby & Mulgrave 29581/32845
Mayfield 29509/32845
Burniston & Cloughton 29055/32845
Whitby West Cliff 20568/32845
Streonshalh 17373/32845
Lockwood 17116/32845
Loftus (Worst) 15000/32845
Reader Opinion:

Carlin How: it's now like walking through Beirut

Your Health in Whitby

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Middlesbrough 1.84% 5.78%
Redcar and Cleveland 1.79% 6.05%
Scarborough (Whitby) 1.41% 5.25%
Ryedale 1.05% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Thornton Dale (Best) 27230/32845
Esk Valley 15820/32845
Burniston & Cloughton 15020/32845
Danby & Mulgrave 14262/32845
Fylingdales & Ravenscar 13042/32845
Mayfield 11683/32845
Whitby West Cliff 7906/32845
Streonshalh 7845/32845
Lockwood 5366/32845
Loftus (Worst) 4034/32845
Reader Opinion:

Scarborough or 'Scarbados' as it is known locally

Deprivation in Whitby

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 Whitby. 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
Burniston & Cloughton (Best) 25581/32845
Thornton Dale 20418/32845
Mayfield 18456/32845
Esk Valley 15293/32845
Fylingdales & Ravenscar 14212/32845
Whitby West Cliff 11971/32845
Danby & Mulgrave 11810/32845
Streonshalh 8055/32845
Lockwood 6373/32845
Loftus (Worst) 5707/32845

Average rent in Whitby

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Whitby

If you are thinking of moving to Whitby, 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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