Moving to Ossett, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Ossett 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 Ossett 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 Ossett truly a nice place to live, or are Batley, Dewsbury and Wakefield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ossett

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 Ossett. 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
Alverthorpe 129
Earlsheaton 108
Calder and Hebble Navigation 76
Gawthorpe 73
Chickenley 72
Shepherd Hill 66
South Ossett 54
Horbury 32
Healey 22
Jaw Hill 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West (Best) 16577/32845
Horbury and South Ossett 15902/32845
Dewsbury South 11966/32845
Ossett 11805/32845
Batley East 7689/32845
Wakefield North 7080/32845
Wakefield West 6390/32845
Dewsbury East 6034/32845
Batley West 3893/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 3420/32845
Reader Opinion:

Castleford or Cas-vegas, as it's known locally and ironically

Your Health in Ossett

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Leeds 1.22% 4.19%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55%
Wakefield (Ossett) 1.7% 5.99%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West (Best) 13504/32845
Dewsbury East 12725/32845
Batley East 12706/32845
Horbury and South Ossett 12516/32845
Ossett 11628/32845
Dewsbury South 11474/32845
Batley West 11410/32845
Wakefield North 8918/32845
Wakefield West 8326/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 6796/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cleckhuddersfax, where to start...

Deprivation in Ossett

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 Ossett. 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
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West (Best) 19553/32845
Horbury and South Ossett 17170/32845
Ossett 16772/32845
Wakefield North 10466/32845
Wakefield West 9669/32845
Dewsbury East 9521/32845
Dewsbury South 9214/32845
Batley East 9198/32845
Batley West 8945/32845
Dewsbury West (Worst) 3820/32845

Average rent in Ossett

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Ossett 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 Ossett.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ossett

If you are thinking of moving to Ossett, 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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