Moving to Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria? What you need to know

MovingStatisticsPic Via

Moving to Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria? 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 Kirkby Stephen 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 Kirkby Stephen the land of milk and honey or are Appleby in Westmorland, Brampton and Sedbergh a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Kirkby Stephen

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 Kirkby Stephen. 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
Appleby-in-Westmorland 10
Hartley 7
Greenside 1
Tebay 0
Crosby Garrett 0
Brough 0
Helbeck 0
Brownber 0
Newbiggin-on-Lune 0
Broom 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kirkby Stephen (Best) 27073/32845
Warcop 27457/32845
Appleby (Bongate) 27985/32845
Kendal Rural 28248/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 29908/32845
Appleby (Appleby) 30304/32845
Brough 30367/32845
Ravenstonedale 30367/32845
Orton with Tebay 31263/32845
Hawes, High Abbotside & Upper Swaledale (Worst) 32058/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - Merseyside (what a sh*thole!)

Your Health in Kirkby Stephen

If you are thinking of moving to Kirkby Stephen, 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 Kirkby Stephen 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
South Lakeland 0.96% 3.57% 13.62% 35.1% 46.75%
Hambleton 0.97% 3.33% 12.6% 34.42% 48.67%
Eden (Kirkby Stephen) 0.9% 3.57% 13.69% 35.78% 46.06%
Richmondshire 0.76% 2.93% 11.52% 33.45% 51.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Appleby (Appleby) (Best) 12627/32845
Kirkby Stephen 20724/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 22597/32845
Orton with Tebay 22999/32845
Warcop 23546/32845
Appleby (Bongate) 24956/32845
Kendal Rural 27197/32845
Brough 27913/32845
Ravenstonedale 27913/32845
Hawes, High Abbotside & Upper Swaledale (Worst) 29914/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - the bastard cousin of Liverpool

Deprivation in Kirkby Stephen

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 Kirkby Stephen. 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
Brough (Best) 11522/32845
Ravenstonedale 11522/32845
Warcop 12037/32845
Kirkby Stephen 15060/32845
Appleby (Appleby) 15069/32845
Orton with Tebay 16332/32845
Kendal Rural 18667/32845
Hawes, High Abbotside & Upper Swaledale 20707/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 22020/32845
Appleby (Bongate) (Worst) 25163/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Wigton is a crummy little town

    Wigton is a crummy little town

  2. Carlisle – In-breeding at its best

    Carlisle – In-breeding at its best

  3. Maryport: The Anti-Social Landfill of Europe

    Maryport: The Anti-Social Landfill of Europe

  4. Carlisle, so bad the Scots don’t want it back!

    Carlisle, so bad the Scots don’t want it back!

  5. Kendal – Cumbria’s knock off Lancaster

    Kendal – Cumbria’s knock off Lancaster

  6. Carlisle, welcome to yesterday… today!

    Carlisle, welcome to yesterday… today!

  7. Carlisle: the people who inhabit this city are not quite right

    Carlisle: the people who inhabit this city are not quite right

  8. Oh Longtown… You suck!

    Oh Longtown… You suck!

  9. Workington is the **** armpit of Cumbria

    Workington is the **** armpit of Cumbria