Moving to Huddersfield, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Huddersfield, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Huddersfield 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 Huddersfield 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 Huddersfield the land of milk and honey or are Brighouse, Elland and Mirfield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Huddersfield

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 Huddersfield. 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
Moldgreen 194
Fartown 183
Dalton 151
Birkby 145
Rawthorpe 134
Lockwood 131
Lower Houses 112
Sheepridge 107
Netheroyd Hill 93
Almondbury 78

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

Ward Average rank in England
Elland (Best) 10363/32845
Golcar 11971/32845
Lindley 12115/32845
Almondbury 14160/32845
Kirkburton 22746/32845
Newsome 3958/32845
Greenhead 5452/32845
Crosland Moor and Netherton 7943/32845
Ashbrow 9024/32845
Dalton (Worst) 9729/32845
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Your Health in Huddersfield

If you are thinking of moving to Huddersfield, 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 Huddersfield 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 (Huddersfield) 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 Huddersfield. 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 Huddersfield. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Crosland Moor and Netherton (Best) 10711/32845
Greenhead 11091/32845
Ashbrow 11274/32845
Elland 11383/32845
Dalton 11439/32845
Golcar 14472/32845
Lindley 16419/32845
Almondbury 16568/32845
Kirkburton 23138/32845
Newsome (Worst) 9225/32845
Reader Opinion:

Huddersfield, such a brilliant place to live!

Deprivation in Huddersfield

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 Huddersfield. 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
Dalton (Best) 10836/32845
Elland 12062/32845
Golcar 14763/32845
Almondbury 17594/32845
Lindley 18234/32845
Kirkburton 24989/32845
Newsome 6813/32845
Ashbrow 9472/32845
Crosland Moor and Netherton 9868/32845
Greenhead (Worst) 9925/32845

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