Is Loftus, Yorkshire a nice place to live?

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Moving to Loftus, Yorkshire - What you need to know
Moving to Loftus, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Loftus a nice place to live?'' 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 Loftus 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 Loftus truly a nice place to live, or are Filey, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Loftus

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Loftus. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Barrowcliff 44
Falsgrave 43
Crossgates 42
Newby 33
Burniston 4
Irton 2
Cloughton 2
Cloughton Newlands 2
Lebberston 0
Broxa 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Seamer (Best) 30855/32845
Scalby 29768/32845
Burniston & Cloughton 29055/32845
Newby 26668/32845
Weaponness & Ramshill 18562/32845
Falsgrave & Stepney 17896/32845
Eastfield 17730/32845
Woodlands 14315/32845
Northstead 14254/32845
Castle (Worst) 6471/32845
Reader Opinion:

Scarborough or 'Scarbados' as it is known locally

Your Health in Loftus

If you are thinking of moving to Loftus, 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 Loftus compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Redcar and Cleveland 1.79% 6.05%
York 0.92% 3.22%
Scarborough (Loftus) 1.41% 5.25%
Ryedale 1.05% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Scalby (Best) 16781/32845
Seamer 15416/32845
Burniston & Cloughton 15020/32845
Newby 12810/32845
Northstead 8930/32845
Woodlands 7863/32845
Weaponness & Ramshill 7841/32845
Falsgrave & Stepney 7566/32845
Castle 6940/32845
Eastfield (Worst) 6628/32845
Reader Opinion:

Carlin How: it's now like walking through Beirut

Deprivation in Loftus

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 Loftus. 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
Burniston & Cloughton (Best) 25581/32845
Scalby 23078/32845
Seamer 22836/32845
Newby 21003/32845
Weaponness & Ramshill 11202/32845
Northstead 11121/32845
Woodlands 10747/32845
Falsgrave & Stepney 10411/32845
Eastfield 7880/32845
Castle (Worst) 4815/32845

Average rent in Loftus

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Loftus are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Loftus.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Loftus

If you are thinking of moving to Loftus, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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