Moving to Halifax, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Halifax, Yorkshire - What you need to know

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

Crime in Halifax

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 Halifax. 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
Boothtown 310
Claremount 258
Halifax 258
Pellon 209
Stoney Royd 192
Bank Top 123
Dam Head 48
Siddal 46
Northowram 16
Stone Chair 11

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northowram and Shelf (Best) 11036/32845
Luddendenfoot 11774/32845
Ovenden 1511/32845
Clayton and Fairweather Green 2916/32845
Park 4563/32845
Warley 5976/32845
Town 6583/32845
Queensbury 7025/32845
Skircoat 7636/32845
Sowerby Bridge (Worst) 9134/32845
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Your Health in Halifax

If you are thinking of moving to Halifax, 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 Halifax 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 (Halifax) 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sowerby Bridge (Best) 12945/32845
Skircoat 13629/32845
Warley 14209/32845
Northowram and Shelf 16940/32845
Luddendenfoot 17640/32845
Ovenden 4393/32845
Park 5990/32845
Clayton and Fairweather Green 7214/32845
Town 8312/32845
Queensbury (Worst) 9703/32845
Reader Opinion:

Halifax, the locals spoke in grunts and squints

Deprivation in Halifax

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 Halifax. 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
Sowerby Bridge (Best) 11624/32845
Warley 12104/32845
Queensbury 12377/32845
Skircoat 13400/32845
Luddendenfoot 16271/32845
Northowram and Shelf 19212/32845
Park 2983/32845
Ovenden 3610/32845
Town 7633/32845
Clayton and Fairweather Green (Worst) 7854/32845

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