Moving to Masham, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Masham, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Masham 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 Masham 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 Masham the land of milk and honey or are Bedale, Middleham and Ripon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Masham

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 Masham. 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
Bedale 5
North Stainley 2
Grewelthorpe 1
Nosterfield 0
Great Crakehall 0
Fearby 0
Burn (river) 0
Healey 0
Carthorpe 0
Newton-le-Willows 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ripon Minster (Best) 18444/32845
Ripon Moorside 19847/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 20075/32845
Ripon Spa 24006/32845
Middleham 29647/32845
Wathvale 29681/32845
Bedale 30757/32845
Masham & Kirkby Malzeard 32415/32845
Lower Wensleydale 32454/32845
Tanfield (Worst) 32585/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bedale is the red and grey brick cyst on the face of the otherwise picturesque Yorkshire dales

Your Health in Masham

If you are thinking of moving to Masham, 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 Masham 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
Harrogate (Masham) 0.82% 2.98% 11.8% 33.77% 50.63%
Hambleton 0.97% 3.33% 12.6% 34.42% 48.67%
Ryedale 1.05% 3.57% 14.16% 35.7% 45.52%
Richmondshire 0.76% 2.93% 11.52% 33.45% 51.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ripon Minster (Best) 14957/32845
Ripon Moorside 16984/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 20810/32845
Ripon Spa 24490/32845
Masham & Kirkby Malzeard 25272/32845
Bedale 25567/32845
Wathvale 27046/32845
Middleham 27277/32845
Tanfield 29602/32845
Lower Wensleydale (Worst) 29899/32845

Deprivation in Masham

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 Masham. 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
Ripon Minster (Best) 16660/32845
Middleham 18931/32845
Masham & Kirkby Malzeard 21038/32845
Ripon Ure Bank 21229/32845
Ripon Moorside 21468/32845
Tanfield 22795/32845
Wathvale 22924/32845
Lower Wensleydale 23274/32845
Bedale 25497/32845
Ripon Spa (Worst) 25588/32845

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