Moving to Ossett, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Ossett, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ossett 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 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 the land of milk and honey 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 August 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Alverthorpe 156
Earlsheaton 130
Gawthorpe 108
Chickenley 100
Calder and Hebble Navigation 64
Shepherd Hill 60
South Ossett 46
Horbury 34
Healey 27
Jaw Hill 5

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

Normanton what a sh*t hole

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;

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

Normanton is part of the 5 towns of Wakefield, each as crap as each other

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

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