Moving to Halifax, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Halifax a nice place to live?'' 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Boothtown 262
Claremount 185
Halifax 185
Pellon 180
Stoney Royd 159
Bank Top 85
Siddal 61
Dam Head 31
Northowram 5
Stone Chair 4

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
Luddendenfoot (Best) 11774/32845
Northowram and Shelf 11036/32845
Sowerby Bridge 9134/32845
Skircoat 7636/32845
Queensbury 7025/32845
Town 6583/32845
Warley 5976/32845
Park 4563/32845
Clayton and Fairweather Green 2916/32845
Ovenden (Worst) 1511/32845
Reader Opinion:

Brighouse - the town that time and Calderdale council forgot

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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Leeds 1.22% 4.19%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5%
Calderdale (Halifax) 1.15% 4.38%

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

Nothing in the world can prepare you for Halifax, West Yorkshire!

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

Average rent in Halifax

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Halifax are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Halifax.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Halifax

If you are thinking of moving to Halifax, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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