Moving to Batley, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Batley, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Batley in Yorkshire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Batley is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Batley the land of milk and honey or are Dewsbury, Heckmondwike and Morley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Batley

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Batley. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Carlinghow 207
Staincliffe 198
Batley Carr 198
Healey 169
Hanging Heaton 163
Batley 154
Birstall Smithies 121
Lower Soothill 97
Upper Batley 92
Copley Hill 66

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Batley. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Batley. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Morley South (Best) 11338/32845
Morley North 11777/32845
Dewsbury South 11966/32845
Dewsbury West 3420/32845
Batley West 3893/32845
Dewsbury East 6034/32845
Heckmondwike 6057/32845
Batley East 7689/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 8610/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal (Worst) 9924/32845
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Your Health in Batley

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Leeds 1.22% 4.19% 12.71% 33.8% 48.08%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55% 13.7% 35.61% 44.81%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
Kirklees (Batley) 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Batley West (Best) 11410/32845
Dewsbury South 11474/32845
Batley East 12706/32845
Dewsbury East 12725/32845
Morley South 12757/32845
Heckmondwike 12846/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 14240/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 14376/32845
Morley North 14747/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 6796/32845
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Deprivation in Batley

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 Batley. 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
Heckmondwike (Best) 10493/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 14639/32845
Morley South 15308/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 16918/32845
Morley North 17778/32845
Dewsbury West 3820/32845
Batley West 8945/32845
Batley East 9198/32845
Dewsbury South 9214/32845
Dewsbury East (Worst) 9521/32845

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