Moving to Bentham, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bentham 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 Bentham 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 Bentham truly a nice place to live, or are Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth and Settle a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bentham

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 Bentham. 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
Ingleton 3
High Bentham 2
Low Bentham 2
Greystonegill 0
Barnoldswick 0
Lower Westhouse 0
Cold Cotes 0
Westhouse 0
Masongill 0
Ireby 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Upper Lune Valley (Best) 32183/32845
Burton & Crooklands 31807/32845
Ingleton and Clapham 31523/32845
Settle and Ribblebanks 31120/32845
Kellet 29229/32845
Bentham 28356/32845
Halton-with-Aughton 27201/32845
Lower Lune Valley 27094/32845
Carnforth & Millhead 22040/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - the bastard cousin of Liverpool

Your Health in Bentham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Lancaster 1.3% 4.49%
South Lakeland 0.96% 3.57%
Craven (Bentham) 0.93% 3.56%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Burton & Crooklands (Best) 27004/32845
Ingleton and Clapham 24886/32845
Bentham 21774/32845
Settle and Ribblebanks 20808/32845
Upper Lune Valley 19272/32845
Kellet 17146/32845
Lower Lune Valley 16971/32845
Halton-with-Aughton 14339/32845
Carnforth & Millhead 11151/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - Merseyside (what a sh*thole!)

Deprivation in Bentham

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 Bentham. 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
Burton & Crooklands (Best) 26964/32845
Halton-with-Aughton 24108/32845
Lower Lune Valley 22264/32845
Upper Lune Valley 21880/32845
Kellet 21121/32845
Bentham 20874/32845
Ingleton and Clapham 19908/32845
Settle and Ribblebanks 19557/32845
Carnforth & Millhead 17766/32845

Average rent in Bentham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bentham

If you are thinking of moving to Bentham, 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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