Moving to Harrogate, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Harrogate, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Harrogate 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 Harrogate 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 Harrogate the land of milk and honey or are Knaresborough, Otley and Wetherby a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Harrogate

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 Harrogate. 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
New Park 81
High Harrogate 79
Bilton 76
Harrogate 73
Forest Lane Head 45
Jennyfield 24
Oakdale 15
Oatlands 9
Harlow Carr 9
Harlow Hill 9

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harrogate Central (Best) 17572/32845
Harrogate Kingsley 19243/32845
Harrogate New Park 20922/32845
Harrogate Valley Gardens 21564/32845
Harrogate Coppice Valley 22155/32845
Harrogate High Harrogate 22924/32845
Harrogate Bilton Grange 26264/32845
Harrogate Duchy 28519/32845
Harrogate St Georges 30999/32845
Harrogate Harlow (Worst) 31026/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Harrogate

If you are thinking of moving to Harrogate, 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 Harrogate 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%
Harrogate (Harrogate) 0.82% 2.98% 11.8% 33.77% 50.63%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harrogate Kingsley (Best) 15846/32845
Harrogate New Park 19023/32845
Harrogate Coppice Valley 19480/32845
Harrogate High Harrogate 19698/32845
Harrogate Central 21286/32845
Harrogate Bilton Grange 21668/32845
Harrogate Valley Gardens 22331/32845
Harrogate Harlow 26915/32845
Harrogate St Georges 29605/32845
Harrogate Duchy (Worst) 29747/32845
Reader Opinion:

Harrogate - Brilliant if you like floral displays on traffic islands

Deprivation in Harrogate

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 Harrogate. 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
Harrogate Kingsley (Best) 19824/32845
Harrogate New Park 19927/32845
Harrogate High Harrogate 20240/32845
Harrogate Coppice Valley 21784/32845
Harrogate Central 22480/32845
Harrogate Valley Gardens 24346/32845
Harrogate Bilton Grange 24721/32845
Harrogate Harlow 28962/32845
Harrogate Duchy 29179/32845
Harrogate St Georges (Worst) 31143/32845

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