Moving to Heckmondwike, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Heckmondwike, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Heckmondwike 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 Heckmondwike 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 Heckmondwike the land of milk and honey or are Batley, Cleckheaton and Dewsbury a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Heckmondwike

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 Heckmondwike. 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
Carlinghow 157
Batley Carr 149
Staincliffe 149
Healey 130
Birstall Smithies 112
Heckmondwike 94
Birstall 74
Rawfolds 67
Littletown 67
Liversedge 53

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

Ward Average rank in England
Morley North (Best) 11777/32845
Dewsbury South 11966/32845
Dewsbury West 3420/32845
Batley West 3893/32845
Dewsbury East 6034/32845
Heckmondwike 6057/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 8610/32845
Cleckheaton 8786/32845
Brighouse 9287/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal (Worst) 9924/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dewsbury- proof that evolution works both ways

Your Health in Heckmondwike

If you are thinking of moving to Heckmondwike, 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 Heckmondwike 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 (Heckmondwike) 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
Calderdale 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Batley West (Best) 11410/32845
Dewsbury South 11474/32845
Dewsbury East 12725/32845
Heckmondwike 12846/32845
Brighouse 13746/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 14240/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 14376/32845
Morley North 14747/32845
Cleckheaton 15309/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 6796/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bradford is the stinking ar*e crack of Europe

Deprivation in Heckmondwike

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 Heckmondwike. 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
Heckmondwike (Best) 10493/32845
Brighouse 14450/32845
Cleckheaton 14472/32845
Liversedge and Gomersal 14639/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 16918/32845
Morley North 17778/32845
Dewsbury West 3820/32845
Batley West 8945/32845
Dewsbury South 9214/32845
Dewsbury East (Worst) 9521/32845

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