Moving to Settle, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Settle 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 Settle 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 Settle truly a nice place to live, or are Barnoldswick, Bentham and Grassington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Settle

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 Settle. 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
Giggleswick 5
Langcliffe 5
Stackhouse 4
Long Preston 1
Hellifield Green 0
Hellifield 0
Stainforth 0
Little Stainforth 0
Lawkland 0
Malham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Upper Wharfedale (Best) 32652/32845
Grassington 32428/32845
Hellifield and Long Preston 32121/32845
Ingleton and Clapham 31523/32845
Barden Fell 31475/32845
Settle and Ribblebanks 31120/32845
Bowland 31107/32845
Bentham 28356/32845
Coates 26442/32845
Craven (Worst) 22613/32845
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Your Health in Settle

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Burnley 1.73% 5.99%
Pendle 1.46% 5.5%
Harrogate 0.82% 2.98%
Craven (Settle) 0.93% 3.56%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Barden Fell (Best) 29775/32845
Grassington 27596/32845
Hellifield and Long Preston 26627/32845
Upper Wharfedale 25900/32845
Ingleton and Clapham 24886/32845
Bowland 24726/32845
Bentham 21774/32845
Settle and Ribblebanks 20808/32845
Craven 11998/32845
Coates (Worst) 10524/32845

Deprivation in Settle

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 Settle. 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
Grassington (Best) 29144/32845
Hellifield and Long Preston 25264/32845
Upper Wharfedale 21783/32845
Bentham 20874/32845
Bowland 20368/32845
Ingleton and Clapham 19908/32845
Settle and Ribblebanks 19557/32845
Barden Fell 18172/32845
Coates 15217/32845
Craven (Worst) 14648/32845

Average rent in Settle

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Settle

If you are thinking of moving to Settle, 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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