Moving to Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Sowerby Bridge 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 Sowerby Bridge 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 Sowerby Bridge the land of milk and honey or are Elland, Halifax and Mytholmroyd a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sowerby Bridge

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Sowerby Bridge. 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
Pellon 175
Stoney Royd 162
Friendly 60
Warley Town 51
Sowerby Bridge 45
Sowerby 22
Copley 13
Clough Head 10
Longley 9
Greetland Wall Nook 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Luddendenfoot (Best) 11774/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14561/32845
Colne Valley 14628/32845
Ovenden 1511/32845
Calder 15172/32845
Park 4563/32845
Warley 5976/32845
Town 6583/32845
Skircoat 7636/32845
Sowerby Bridge (Worst) 9134/32845
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Your Health in Sowerby Bridge

If you are thinking of moving to Sowerby Bridge, 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 Sowerby Bridge 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
Leeds 1.22% 4.19% 12.71% 33.8% 48.08%
Bradford 1.33% 4.55% 13.7% 35.61% 44.81%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
Calderdale (Sowerby Bridge) 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sowerby Bridge (Best) 12945/32845
Skircoat 13629/32845
Warley 14209/32845
Greetland and Stainland 14581/32845
Calder 16339/32845
Luddendenfoot 17640/32845
Colne Valley 19995/32845
Ovenden 4393/32845
Park 5990/32845
Town (Worst) 8312/32845
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Deprivation in Sowerby Bridge

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 Sowerby Bridge. 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
Sowerby Bridge (Best) 11624/32845
Warley 12104/32845
Skircoat 13400/32845
Calder 15390/32845
Luddendenfoot 16271/32845
Greetland and Stainland 17218/32845
Colne Valley 17842/32845
Park 2983/32845
Ovenden 3610/32845
Town (Worst) 7633/32845

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