Moving to Dewsbury, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Dewsbury 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 Dewsbury 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 Dewsbury the land of milk and honey or are Batley, Heckmondwike and Ossett a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dewsbury

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 Dewsbury. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Staincliffe 163
Batley Carr 154
Boothroyd 144
Batley 127
Hanging Heaton 122
Earlsheaton 108
Lower Soothill 76
Calder and Hebble Navigation 76
Chickenley 72
Chidswell 71

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West (Best) 16577/32845
Mirfield 15294/32845
Dewsbury South 11966/32845
Ossett 11805/32845
Morley South 11338/32845
Batley East 7689/32845
Heckmondwike 6057/32845
Dewsbury East 6034/32845
Batley West 3893/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 3420/32845
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Your Health in Dewsbury

If you are thinking of moving to Dewsbury, 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 Dewsbury 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 (Dewsbury) 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mirfield (Best) 17742/32845
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West 13504/32845
Heckmondwike 12846/32845
Morley South 12757/32845
Dewsbury East 12725/32845
Batley East 12706/32845
Ossett 11628/32845
Dewsbury South 11474/32845
Batley West 11410/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 6796/32845
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Deprivation in Dewsbury

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 Dewsbury. 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
Mirfield (Best) 20364/32845
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West 19553/32845
Ossett 16772/32845
Morley South 15308/32845
Heckmondwike 10493/32845
Dewsbury East 9521/32845
Dewsbury South 9214/32845
Batley East 9198/32845
Batley West 8945/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 3820/32845

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