Moving to Mirfield, Yorkshire? What you need to know

MovingStatisticsPic Via

Moving to Mirfield, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Mirfield 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 Mirfield 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 Mirfield the land of milk and honey or are Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Heckmondwike a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Mirfield

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 Mirfield. 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
Boothroyd 154
Northorpe 103
Ravensthorpe 77
Battyeford 55
Moor Top 52
Lower Hopton 31
Mirfield 26
Upper Heaton 15
Little Thorpe 2
Hartshead 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rastrick (Best) 11117/32845
Dewsbury South 11966/32845
Almondbury 14160/32845
Mirfield 15294/32845
Dewsbury West 3420/32845
Batley West 3893/32845
Dewsbury East 6034/32845
Heckmondwike 6057/32845
Cleckheaton 8786/32845
Brighouse (Worst) 9287/32845
Reader Opinion:

Huddersfield: Entropy in action

Your Health in Mirfield

If you are thinking of moving to Mirfield, 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 Mirfield 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%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55% 13.7% 35.61% 44.81%
Kirklees (Mirfield) 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
Calderdale 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Batley West (Best) 11410/32845
Dewsbury South 11474/32845
Dewsbury East 12725/32845
Heckmondwike 12846/32845
Rastrick 13538/32845
Brighouse 13746/32845
Cleckheaton 15309/32845
Almondbury 16568/32845
Mirfield 17742/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 6796/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wakefield: a cultural wilderness of apish men and women in white stilettos

Deprivation in Mirfield

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 Mirfield. 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
Heckmondwike (Best) 10493/32845
Brighouse 14450/32845
Cleckheaton 14472/32845
Rastrick 15445/32845
Almondbury 17594/32845
Mirfield 20364/32845
Dewsbury West 3820/32845
Batley West 8945/32845
Dewsbury South 9214/32845
Dewsbury East (Worst) 9521/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Bradley, the **** in the slippers of Huddersfield

    Bradley, the **** in the slippers of Huddersfield

  2. Dewsbury- proof that evolution works both ways

    Dewsbury- proof that evolution works both ways