Moving to Morley, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

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

Crime in Morley

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 Morley. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Bantam Grove 106
Churwell 104
Daisy Hill 89
Morley 79
Bruntcliffe 55
Birks 44
Topcliffe 42
Beeston Royds 37
Tingley 28
Gildersome Street 23

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ardsley & Robin Hood (Best) 12209/32845
Morley North 11777/32845
Morley South 11338/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 8610/32845
Batley East 7689/32845
Heckmondwike 6057/32845
Farnley & Wortley 4167/32845
Batley West 3893/32845
Middleton Park 3498/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 3420/32845
Reader Opinion:

You haven't yet read about a town so pathetic & 'wannabe' as Morley

Your Health in Morley

If you are thinking of moving to Morley, 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 Morley 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 (Morley) 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 Morley. 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 Morley. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Morley North (Best) 14747/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 14240/32845
Ardsley & Robin Hood 13707/32845
Heckmondwike 12846/32845
Morley South 12757/32845
Batley East 12706/32845
Batley West 11410/32845
Farnley & Wortley 8361/32845
Dewsbury West 6796/32845
Middleton Park (Worst) 5537/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dewsbury- proof that evolution works both ways

Deprivation in Morley

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 Morley. 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
Morley North (Best) 17778/32845
Ardsley & Robin Hood 17238/32845
Birstall and Birkenshaw 16918/32845
Morley South 15308/32845
Heckmondwike 10493/32845
Batley East 9198/32845
Batley West 8945/32845
Farnley & Wortley 8688/32845
Middleton Park 4542/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 3820/32845

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