Moving to Castleford, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Castleford, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Castleford 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 Castleford 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 Castleford the land of milk and honey or are Featherstone, Normanton and Pontefract a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Castleford

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 Castleford. 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
Castleford 118
Red Hill 109
Airedale 92
Water Fryston 87
Cutsyke 67
New Fryston 53
Allerton Bywater 53
Aire 34
Ledston 10
Lower Mickletown 9

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

Ward Average rank in England
Featherstone (Best) 10900/32845
Altofts and Whitwood 12091/32845
Stanley and Outwood East 16204/32845
Kippax & Methley 16369/32845
Byram & Brotherton 19993/32845
Knottingley 3228/32845
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton 5320/32845
Pontefract South 7788/32845
Pontefract North 7934/32845
Airedale and Ferry Fryston (Worst) 8816/32845
Reader Opinion:

Castleford, where everybody is a blood relative of the person next to them

Your Health in Castleford

If you are thinking of moving to Castleford, 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 Castleford 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%
Wakefield (Castleford) 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
Selby 0.97% 3.6% 12.77% 34.3% 48.35%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stanley and Outwood East (Best) 12981/32845
Kippax & Methley 13288/32845
Byram & Brotherton 23004/32845
Knottingley 6288/32845
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton 7390/32845
Airedale and Ferry Fryston 7420/32845
Pontefract North 7754/32845
Featherstone 8022/32845
Pontefract South 9379/32845
Altofts and Whitwood (Worst) 9899/32845
Reader Opinion:

Featherstone - They'll give thee a kickin'

Deprivation in Castleford

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 Castleford. 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
Pontefract South (Best) 11887/32845
Altofts and Whitwood 12851/32845
Kippax & Methley 18375/32845
Stanley and Outwood East 20073/32845
Byram & Brotherton 20354/32845
Knottingley 6514/32845
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton 8239/32845
Airedale and Ferry Fryston 9466/32845
Featherstone 9919/32845
Pontefract North (Worst) 9936/32845

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