Moving to South Kirkby and Moorthorpe? What you need to know

Moving to South Kirkby and Moorthorpe, Yorkshire - What you need to know
Moving to South Kirkby and Moorthorpe, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is South Kirkby and Moorthorpe 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 South Kirkby and Moorthorpe 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 South Kirkby and Moorthorpe truly a nice place to live, or are Brierley, Hemsworth and South Elmsall a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in South Kirkby and Moorthorpe

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 South Kirkby and Moorthorpe. 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
Moorthorpe 60
South Elmsall 45
Hemsworth 40
Royd Moor 29
Brierley 23
Grimethorpe 21
South Kirkby 19
Moorhouse 19
Badsworth 5
Hooton Pagnell 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton (Best) 13423/32845
Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton 12682/32845
North East 10246/32845
Cudworth 8566/32845
Dearne South 8202/32845
Darfield 7175/32845
Hemsworth 6857/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 6167/32845
Royston 5993/32845
Dearne North (Worst) 2445/32845
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Your Health in South Kirkby and Moorthorpe

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wakefield (South Kirkby and Moorthorpe) 1.7% 5.99%
Doncaster 1.64% 5.62%
Barnsley 1.79% 6.61%
Selby 0.97% 3.6%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton (Best) 11294/32845
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton 11251/32845
Cudworth 7444/32845
Royston 7083/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 5920/32845
North East 4606/32845
Hemsworth 4418/32845
Dearne South 4177/32845
Darfield 4144/32845
Dearne North (Worst) 2460/32845
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Deprivation in South Kirkby and Moorthorpe

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 South Kirkby and Moorthorpe. 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
Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton (Best) 14632/32845
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton 14484/32845
Royston 9638/32845
Cudworth 9566/32845
Darfield 8540/32845
North East 7853/32845
South Elmsall and South Kirkby 6879/32845
Hemsworth 5792/32845
Dearne South 5612/32845
Dearne North (Worst) 3057/32845

Average rent in South Kirkby and Moorthorpe

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for South Kirkby and Moorthorpe 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 South Kirkby and Moorthorpe.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in South Kirkby and Moorthorpe

If you are thinking of moving to South Kirkby and Moorthorpe, 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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