Moving to Scarborough, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Scarborough, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Scarborough 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 Scarborough 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 Scarborough the land of milk and honey or are Filey, Loftus and Robin Hood's Bay a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Scarborough

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Scarborough. 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
Barrowcliff 93
Newby 40
Crossgates 37
Falsgrave 33
Burniston 2
Lebberston 2
Cloughton 2
Cloughton Newlands 2
Irton 0
Broxa 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northstead (Best) 14254/32845
Woodlands 14315/32845
Eastfield 17730/32845
Falsgrave & Stepney 17896/32845
Weaponness & Ramshill 18562/32845
Newby 26668/32845
Burniston & Cloughton 29055/32845
Scalby 29768/32845
Seamer 30855/32845
Castle (Worst) 6471/32845
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Your Health in Scarborough

If you are thinking of moving to Scarborough, 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 Scarborough 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
Redcar and Cleveland 1.79% 6.05% 15.87% 33.91% 42.38%
York 0.92% 3.22% 11.99% 34.19% 49.69%
Scarborough (Scarborough) 1.41% 5.25% 16.17% 35.59% 41.58%
Ryedale 1.05% 3.57% 14.16% 35.7% 45.52%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newby (Best) 12810/32845
Burniston & Cloughton 15020/32845
Seamer 15416/32845
Scalby 16781/32845
Eastfield 6628/32845
Castle 6940/32845
Falsgrave & Stepney 7566/32845
Weaponness & Ramshill 7841/32845
Woodlands 7863/32845
Northstead (Worst) 8930/32845
Reader Opinion:

Scarborough or 'Scarbados' as it is known locally

Deprivation in Scarborough

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 Scarborough. 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
Falsgrave & Stepney (Best) 10411/32845
Woodlands 10747/32845
Northstead 11121/32845
Weaponness & Ramshill 11202/32845
Newby 21003/32845
Seamer 22836/32845
Scalby 23078/32845
Burniston & Cloughton 25581/32845
Castle 4815/32845
Eastfield (Worst) 7880/32845

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  1. Scarborough or ‘Scarbados’ as it is known locally

    Scarborough or ‘Scarbados’ as it is known locally

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