Moving to Ilkley, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Ilkley, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ilkley 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 Ilkley 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 Ilkley the land of milk and honey or are Baildon, Bingley and Silsden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ilkley

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 Ilkley. 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
Peas Acre 20
Ilkley 19
Brunthwaite 19
Ben Rhydding 18
Burley in Wharfedale 11
Manor Park 8
Askwith 5
Addingham 1
Langbar 0
Burley Woodhead 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bingley (Best) 12513/32845
Baildon 12515/32845
Ilkley 19248/32845
Craven 22379/32845
Wharfedale 22679/32845
Washburn 27489/32845
Idle and Thackley 4596/32845
Keighley West 6104/32845
Keighley Central 7012/32845
Keighley East (Worst) 9670/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bingley - what's going on?

Your Health in Ilkley

If you are thinking of moving to Ilkley, 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 Ilkley 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
Bradford (Ilkley) 1.33% 4.55% 13.7% 35.61% 44.81%
Calderdale 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%
Harrogate 0.82% 2.98% 11.8% 33.77% 50.63%
Craven 0.93% 3.56% 13.33% 34.56% 47.62%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Craven (Best) 13103/32845
Idle and Thackley 13174/32845
Bingley 14221/32845
Baildon 14903/32845
Ilkley 21310/32845
Wharfedale 22211/32845
Washburn 30711/32845
Keighley Central 3991/32845
Keighley West 6700/32845
Keighley East (Worst) 9179/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley: the most depressing and dull place I've ever encountered

Deprivation in Ilkley

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 Ilkley. 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
Keighley East (Best) 10980/32845
Idle and Thackley 16393/32845
Washburn 18786/32845
Bingley 19126/32845
Baildon 20671/32845
Craven 22691/32845
Ilkley 27664/32845
Wharfedale 29394/32845
Keighley Central 3928/32845
Keighley West (Worst) 8222/32845

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  1. Keighley:  the most depressing and dull place I’ve ever encountered

    Keighley: the most depressing and dull place I’ve ever encountered