Moving to Bradford, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Bradford, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bradford 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 Bradford 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 Bradford the land of milk and honey or are Farsley, Pudsey and Shipley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bradford

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bradford. 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
Manningham 445
Undercliffe 395
Bolton Woods 319
Little Horton 297
Bolton 292
Fagley 278
Laisterdyke 274
Bowling 200
Dudley Hill 188
Eccleshill 179

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bowling and Barkerend (Best) 1777/32845
Wibsey 2020/32845
Little Horton 2430/32845
Bolton and Undercliffe 2604/32845
City 3194/32845
Bradford Moor 3217/32845
Great Horton 3451/32845
Manningham 4307/32845
Toller 6799/32845
Pudsey (Worst) 7409/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley: the most depressing and dull place I've ever encountered

Your Health in Bradford

If you are thinking of moving to Bradford, 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 Bradford 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 (Bradford) 1.33% 4.55% 13.7% 35.61% 44.81%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
Calderdale 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pudsey (Best) 13367/32845
Manningham 3151/32845
Bowling and Barkerend 3887/32845
City 4420/32845
Little Horton 4658/32845
Bradford Moor 4845/32845
Toller 5610/32845
Bolton and Undercliffe 7558/32845
Great Horton 8444/32845
Wibsey (Worst) 9069/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley: one of the most backward towns, I have ever encountered

Deprivation in Bradford

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 Bradford. 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
Manningham (Best) 1314/32845
Pudsey 13252/32845
Bowling and Barkerend 1891/32845
Bradford Moor 1999/32845
Little Horton 2250/32845
City 2733/32845
Toller 3425/32845
Great Horton 6125/32845
Bolton and Undercliffe 6603/32845
Wibsey (Worst) 6752/32845

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