Moving to Garforth, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Garforth, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Garforth 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 Garforth 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 Garforth the land of milk and honey or are West Bridgefield, Castleford and Rothwell a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Garforth

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Garforth. 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
Pendas Fields 69
Garforth 24
Little Preston 16
Great Preston 14
Hollinthorpe 13
Austhorpe 12
Brown Moor 12
Barnbow Carr 6
Parlington 3
Garden Village 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rothwell (Best) 10945/32845
Altofts and Whitwood 12091/32845
Kippax & Methley 16369/32845
Harewood 18153/32845
Garforth & Swillington 19768/32845
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill 2819/32845
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton 5320/32845
Temple Newsam 7374/32845
Cross Gates & Whinmoor 8476/32845
Killingbeck & Seacroft (Worst) 849/32845
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Your Health in Garforth

If you are thinking of moving to Garforth, 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 Garforth 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 (Garforth) 1.22% 4.19% 12.71% 33.8% 48.08%
Wakefield 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 Garforth. 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 Garforth. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Temple Newsam (Best) 10629/32845
Cross Gates & Whinmoor 11455/32845
Rothwell 12711/32845
Kippax & Methley 13288/32845
Garforth & Swillington 14995/32845
Harewood 22425/32845
Killingbeck & Seacroft 4191/32845
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill 4241/32845
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton 7390/32845
Altofts and Whitwood (Worst) 9899/32845
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Deprivation in Garforth

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 Garforth. 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
Altofts and Whitwood (Best) 12851/32845
Temple Newsam 13518/32845
Cross Gates & Whinmoor 14489/32845
Rothwell 15742/32845
Kippax & Methley 18375/32845
Garforth & Swillington 21142/32845
Harewood 24816/32845
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill 2898/32845
Killingbeck & Seacroft 3235/32845
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton (Worst) 8239/32845

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