Moving to Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire - What you need to know
Moving to Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Hebden Bridge 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 Hebden Bridge 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 Hebden Bridge truly a nice place to live, or are Hebden Royd, Mytholmroyd and Todmorden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hebden Bridge

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 Hebden Bridge. 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
Brearley 13
Hebden Bridge 8
Chiserley 7
Hoo Hole 6
Pecket Well 4
Cragg Vale 3
Heptonstall 0
Colden 0
Blackshaw Head 0
Charlestown 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Calder (Best) 15172/32845
Luddendenfoot 11774/32845
Littleborough Lakeside 10384/32845
Todmorden 9194/32845
Sowerby Bridge 9134/32845
Skircoat 7636/32845
Warley 5976/32845
Park 4563/32845
Illingworth and Mixenden 4326/32845
Ovenden (Worst) 1511/32845

Your Health in Hebden Bridge

If you are thinking of moving to Hebden Bridge, 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 Hebden Bridge compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Bradford 1.33% 4.55%
Calderdale (Hebden Bridge) 1.15% 4.38%
Burnley 1.73% 5.99%
Pendle 1.46% 5.5%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Luddendenfoot (Best) 17640/32845
Calder 16339/32845
Warley 14209/32845
Skircoat 13629/32845
Sowerby Bridge 12945/32845
Littleborough Lakeside 10177/32845
Todmorden 9577/32845
Illingworth and Mixenden 7686/32845
Park 5990/32845
Ovenden (Worst) 4393/32845

Deprivation in Hebden Bridge

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 Hebden Bridge. 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
Littleborough Lakeside (Best) 16272/32845
Luddendenfoot 16271/32845
Calder 15390/32845
Skircoat 13400/32845
Warley 12104/32845
Sowerby Bridge 11624/32845
Todmorden 9525/32845
Illingworth and Mixenden 8746/32845
Ovenden 3610/32845
Park (Worst) 2983/32845

Average rent in Hebden Bridge

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Hebden Bridge 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 Hebden Bridge.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hebden Bridge

If you are thinking of moving to Hebden Bridge, 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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