Moving to Thirsk, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Thirsk, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Thirsk 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 Thirsk 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 Thirsk the land of milk and honey or are Easingwold, Eston and Northallerton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Thirsk

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Thirsk. 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
Sowerby 13
New Thirsk 9
South Kilvington 2
Bagby Grange 2
Bagby 2
Carlton Miniott 1
Dalton 1
Topcliffe 1
Borrowby 0
Knayton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ripon Minster (Best) 18444/32845
Northallerton North & Brompton 20273/32845
Northallerton South 26094/32845
Thirsk 26857/32845
Wathvale 29681/32845
Sowerby & Topcliffe 30738/32845
Bagby & Thorntons 31267/32845
Romanby 31447/32845
Ampleforth 31452/32845
Helmsley (Worst) 31539/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bedale is the red and grey brick cyst on the face of the otherwise picturesque Yorkshire dales

Your Health in Thirsk

If you are thinking of moving to Thirsk, 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 Thirsk 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
Stockton-on-Tees 1.48% 4.85% 13.77% 33.55% 46.35%
Hambleton (Thirsk) 0.97% 3.33% 12.6% 34.42% 48.67%
Ryedale 1.05% 3.57% 14.16% 35.7% 45.52%
Richmondshire 0.76% 2.93% 11.52% 33.45% 51.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ripon Minster (Best) 14957/32845
Northallerton North & Brompton 15596/32845
Northallerton South 19897/32845
Ampleforth 23357/32845
Helmsley 23650/32845
Thirsk 24403/32845
Romanby 26666/32845
Wathvale 27046/32845
Sowerby & Topcliffe 29574/32845
Bagby & Thorntons (Worst) 30994/32845
Reader Opinion:

Loftus, most families seem to be related and interbred

Deprivation in Thirsk

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 Thirsk. 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
Northallerton North & Brompton (Best) 15344/32845
Ripon Minster 16660/32845
Bagby & Thorntons 18362/32845
Ampleforth 18784/32845
Helmsley 19790/32845
Thirsk 21406/32845
Northallerton South 21724/32845
Wathvale 22924/32845
Sowerby & Topcliffe 22992/32845
Romanby (Worst) 29323/32845

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