Moving to Hemsworth, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Hemsworth, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hemsworth 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 Hemsworth 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 Hemsworth the land of milk and honey or are Brierley, South Elmsall and South Kirkby and Moorthorpe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hemsworth

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Hemsworth. 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
Hemsworth 58
Royd Moor 46
Fitzwilliam 34
Brierley 29
South Hiendley 28
South Kirkby 26
Newstead 25
Ackworth Moor Top 12
Badsworth 10
Hessle 9

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

Ward Average rank in England
North East (Best) 10246/32845
Featherstone 10900/32845
Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton 12682/32845
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton 13423/32845
Dearne North 2445/32845
Royston 5993/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 6167/32845
Hemsworth 6857/32845
Darfield 7175/32845
Cudworth (Worst) 8566/32845
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Your Health in Hemsworth

If you are thinking of moving to Hemsworth, 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 Hemsworth 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
Wakefield (Hemsworth) 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
Doncaster 1.64% 5.62% 15.13% 34.05% 43.56%
Barnsley 1.79% 6.61% 16.42% 33.58% 41.6%
Selby 0.97% 3.6% 12.77% 34.3% 48.35%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton (Best) 11251/32845
Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton 11294/32845
Dearne North 2460/32845
Darfield 4144/32845
Hemsworth 4418/32845
North East 4606/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 5920/32845
Royston 7083/32845
Cudworth 7444/32845
Featherstone (Worst) 8022/32845
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Deprivation in Hemsworth

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 Hemsworth. 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
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton (Best) 14484/32845
Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton 14632/32845
Dearne North 3057/32845
Hemsworth 5792/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 6879/32845
North East 7853/32845
Darfield 8540/32845
Cudworth 9566/32845
Royston 9638/32845
Featherstone (Worst) 9919/32845

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