Moving to Otley, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Otley, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Otley 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 Otley 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 Otley the land of milk and honey or are Baildon, Guiseley and Yeadon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Otley

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 Otley. 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
Newall 33
Cambridge 28
Kelcliffe 26
Chevin End 22
Burley in Wharfedale 11
Farnley 10
Manor Park 8
Old Bramhope 4
Askwith 2
Pool 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Calverley & Farsley (Best) 12055/32845
Baildon 12515/32845
Guiseley & Rawdon 15378/32845
Horsforth 16040/32845
Alwoodley 16566/32845
Otley & Yeadon 17445/32845
Ilkley 19248/32845
Wharfedale 22679/32845
Idle and Thackley 4596/32845
Weetwood (Worst) 9299/32845
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Your Health in Otley

If you are thinking of moving to Otley, 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 Otley 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 (Otley) 1.22% 4.19% 12.71% 33.8% 48.08%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55% 13.7% 35.61% 44.81%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
Harrogate 0.82% 2.98% 11.8% 33.77% 50.63%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Idle and Thackley (Best) 13174/32845
Calverley & Farsley 14518/32845
Weetwood 14714/32845
Baildon 14903/32845
Otley & Yeadon 16665/32845
Guiseley & Rawdon 17132/32845
Horsforth 18694/32845
Alwoodley 19318/32845
Ilkley 21310/32845
Wharfedale (Worst) 22211/32845
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Deprivation in Otley

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 Otley. 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
Idle and Thackley (Best) 16393/32845
Calverley & Farsley 17680/32845
Weetwood 17715/32845
Otley & Yeadon 19931/32845
Baildon 20671/32845
Guiseley & Rawdon 21405/32845
Alwoodley 22426/32845
Horsforth 23434/32845
Ilkley 27664/32845
Wharfedale (Worst) 29394/32845

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