Moving to Elland, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Elland, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Elland 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 Elland 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 Elland the land of milk and honey or are Brighouse, Halifax and Sowerby Bridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Elland

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 Elland. 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
Exley 50
Siddal 46
Cromwell Bottom 44
Rastrick 42
Ainley Top 39
Greetland 27
Southowram 25
Jagger Green 16
Broad Carr 16
Blackley 13

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

Ward Average rank in England
Elland (Best) 10363/32845
Rastrick 11117/32845
Lindley 12115/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14561/32845
Colne Valley 14628/32845
Park 4563/32845
Greenhead 5452/32845
Town 6583/32845
Skircoat 7636/32845
Ashbrow (Worst) 9024/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cleckhuddersfax, where to start...

Your Health in Elland

If you are thinking of moving to Elland, 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 Elland 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%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
Calderdale (Elland) 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Greenhead (Best) 11091/32845
Ashbrow 11274/32845
Elland 11383/32845
Rastrick 13538/32845
Skircoat 13629/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14581/32845
Lindley 16419/32845
Colne Valley 19995/32845
Park 5990/32845
Town (Worst) 8312/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Elland

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 Elland. 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
Elland (Best) 12062/32845
Skircoat 13400/32845
Rastrick 15445/32845
Greetland and Stainland 17218/32845
Colne Valley 17842/32845
Lindley 18234/32845
Park 2983/32845
Town 7633/32845
Ashbrow 9472/32845
Greenhead (Worst) 9925/32845

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