Moving to Rothwell, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Rothwell 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 Rothwell 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 Rothwell truly a nice place to live, or are West Bridgefield, Leeds and Normanton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rothwell

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 Rothwell. 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
Belle Isle 112
Stourton 91
John O’Gaunts 45
Rothwell 39
Rothwell Haigh 39
Lofthouse 25
Newsam Green 16
Little Preston 16
Carlton 15
Royds Green 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Garforth & Swillington (Best) 19768/32845
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West 16577/32845
Stanley and Outwood East 16204/32845
Ardsley & Robin Hood 12209/32845
Rothwell 10945/32845
Temple Newsam 7374/32845
Little London & Woodhouse 6175/32845
Beeston & Holbeck 3661/32845
Middleton Park 3498/32845
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill (Worst) 2819/32845
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Your Health in Rothwell

If you are thinking of moving to Rothwell, 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 Rothwell 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 (Rothwell) 1.22% 4.19%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Garforth & Swillington (Best) 14995/32845
Ardsley & Robin Hood 13707/32845
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West 13504/32845
Stanley and Outwood East 12981/32845
Rothwell 12711/32845
Temple Newsam 10629/32845
Beeston & Holbeck 7251/32845
Middleton Park 5537/32845
Little London & Woodhouse 5277/32845
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill (Worst) 4241/32845
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Deprivation in Rothwell

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 Rothwell. 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
Garforth & Swillington (Best) 21142/32845
Stanley and Outwood East 20073/32845
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West 19553/32845
Ardsley & Robin Hood 17238/32845
Rothwell 15742/32845
Temple Newsam 13518/32845
Little London & Woodhouse 9053/32845
Beeston & Holbeck 5972/32845
Middleton Park 4542/32845
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill (Worst) 2898/32845

Average rent in Rothwell

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Rothwell

If you are thinking of moving to Rothwell, 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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