Moving to Leeds, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Leeds, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds the land of milk and honey or are West Bridgefield, Morley and Rothwell a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Leeds

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 Leeds. 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
Sheepscar 445
Burmantofts 415
Harehills 415
Little London 297
Holbeck 254
Beeston Hill 240
Miles Hill 216
Knowsthorpe 197
Potternewton 181
Cross Green 116

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gipton & Harehills (Best) 1031/32845
Armley 1181/32845
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill 2819/32845
Middleton Park 3498/32845
Beeston & Holbeck 3661/32845
Farnley & Wortley 4167/32845
Chapel Allerton 4476/32845
Hunslet & Riverside 5541/32845
Little London & Woodhouse 6175/32845
Headingley & Hyde Park (Worst) 7322/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Leeds

If you are thinking of moving to Leeds, 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 Leeds 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 (Leeds) 1.22% 4.19% 12.71% 33.8% 48.08%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55% 13.7% 35.61% 44.81%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill (Best) 4241/32845
Gipton & Harehills 4251/32845
Armley 4561/32845
Little London & Woodhouse 5277/32845
Middleton Park 5537/32845
Hunslet & Riverside 6432/32845
Headingley & Hyde Park 6441/32845
Beeston & Holbeck 7251/32845
Chapel Allerton 8121/32845
Farnley & Wortley (Worst) 8361/32845
Reader Opinion:

The four quadrants of Leeds

Deprivation in Leeds

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 Leeds. 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
Headingley & Hyde Park (Best) 14033/32845
Gipton & Harehills 1800/32845
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill 2898/32845
Armley 4203/32845
Middleton Park 4542/32845
Beeston & Holbeck 5972/32845
Hunslet & Riverside 7185/32845
Chapel Allerton 7942/32845
Farnley & Wortley 8688/32845
Little London & Woodhouse (Worst) 9053/32845

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