Moving to Meltham, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Meltham, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Meltham 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 Meltham 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 Meltham the land of milk and honey or are Elland, Holmfirth and Huddersfield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Meltham

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 Meltham. 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
Honley 21
Honley Moor 21
Crosland Edge 14
Clough 13
Blackmoorfoot 13
Oldfield 12
Netherton 11
Helme 11
South Crosland 7
Holt Head 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Golcar (Best) 11971/32845
Lindley 12115/32845
Holme Valley North 13885/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14561/32845
Colne Valley 14628/32845
Ryburn 14779/32845
Holme Valley South 18756/32845
Kirkburton 22746/32845
Newsome 3958/32845
Crosland Moor and Netherton (Worst) 7943/32845
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Your Health in Meltham

If you are thinking of moving to Meltham, 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 Meltham 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 1.22% 4.19% 12.71% 33.8% 48.08%
Kirklees (Meltham) 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
Calderdale 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%
High Peak 1.12% 4.07% 13.21% 34.08% 47.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crosland Moor and Netherton (Best) 10711/32845
Golcar 14472/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14581/32845
Lindley 16419/32845
Ryburn 19429/32845
Colne Valley 19995/32845
Holme Valley North 20657/32845
Kirkburton 23138/32845
Holme Valley South 23581/32845
Newsome (Worst) 9225/32845
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Deprivation in Meltham

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 Meltham. 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
Golcar (Best) 14763/32845
Greetland and Stainland 17218/32845
Ryburn 17430/32845
Colne Valley 17842/32845
Lindley 18234/32845
Holme Valley North 21876/32845
Holme Valley South 23440/32845
Kirkburton 24989/32845
Newsome 6813/32845
Crosland Moor and Netherton (Worst) 9868/32845

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  1. Huddersfield, such a brilliant place to live!

    Huddersfield, such a brilliant place to live!