Moving to Skipton, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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

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

Crime in Skipton

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 Skipton. 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
Aire View 11
Farnhill 6
Stirton 5
Embsay 2
Low Bradley 1
Cononley 1
Cononley Woodside 1
High Bradley 0
Carleton 0
Broughton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Craven (Best) 31850/32845
Skipton East 30963/32845
Aire Valley with Lothersdale 30456/32845
Gargrave and Malhamdale 29431/32845
Embsay-with-Eastby 28393/32845
Glusburn 28239/32845
Cowling 26052/32845
Skipton West 25379/32845
Skipton North 24486/32845
Skipton South (Worst) 15129/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley: a portrait of a town at its very worst

Your Health in Skipton

If you are thinking of moving to Skipton, 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 Skipton 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 (Skipton) 0.93% 3.56%

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Craven (Best) 29426/32845
Embsay-with-Eastby 28765/32845
Skipton North 27732/32845
Aire Valley with Lothersdale 26608/32845
Gargrave and Malhamdale 26289/32845
Skipton East 23105/32845
Glusburn 20861/32845
Cowling 19789/32845
Skipton West 15998/32845
Skipton South (Worst) 10753/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley: the most depressing and dull place I've ever encountered

Deprivation in Skipton

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 Skipton. 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
Embsay-with-Eastby (Best) 31553/32845
Skipton North 29886/32845
Skipton East 27339/32845
West Craven 24985/32845
Aire Valley with Lothersdale 24392/32845
Glusburn 23595/32845
Gargrave and Malhamdale 21497/32845
Cowling 18590/32845
Skipton West 14262/32845
Skipton South (Worst) 9735/32845

Average rent in Skipton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Skipton

If you are thinking of moving to Skipton, 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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