Moving to Bedale, Yorkshire? What you need to know

Moving to Bedale, Yorkshire - What you need to know
Moving to Bedale, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bedale a nice place to live?'' 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 Bedale 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 Bedale truly a nice place to live, or are Eston, Masham and Northallerton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bedale

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bedale. 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
Aiskew 8
Bedale 8
Londonderry 2
Nunwick Beck 1
Great Crakehall 0
Little Crakehall 0
Langthorne 0
Exelby 0
Theakston 0
Burneston 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Tanfield (Best) 32585/32845
Lower Wensleydale 32454/32845
Scotton 31759/32845
Morton-on-Swale 31707/32845
Romanby 31447/32845
Bedale 30757/32845
Wathvale 29681/32845
Northallerton South 26094/32845
Colburn 21353/32845
Northallerton North & Brompton (Worst) 20273/32845
Reader Opinion:

Loftus, most families seem to be related and interbred

Your Health in Bedale

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Darlington 1.36% 4.51%
Hambleton (Bedale) 0.97% 3.33%
Ryedale 1.05% 3.57%
Richmondshire 0.76% 2.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lower Wensleydale (Best) 29899/32845
Tanfield 29602/32845
Morton-on-Swale 28194/32845
Wathvale 27046/32845
Romanby 26666/32845
Bedale 25567/32845
Scotton 24286/32845
Northallerton South 19897/32845
Colburn 16377/32845
Northallerton North & Brompton (Worst) 15596/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bedale is the red and grey brick cyst on the face of the otherwise picturesque Yorkshire dales

Deprivation in Bedale

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 Bedale. 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
Romanby (Best) 29323/32845
Bedale 25497/32845
Lower Wensleydale 23274/32845
Wathvale 22924/32845
Tanfield 22795/32845
Scotton 22764/32845
Morton-on-Swale 22058/32845
Northallerton South 21724/32845
Colburn 16832/32845
Northallerton North & Brompton (Worst) 15344/32845

Average rent in Bedale

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bedale

If you are thinking of moving to Bedale, 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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