Moving to Wakefield, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wakefield, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield the land of milk and honey or are Normanton, Ossett and Rothwell a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wakefield

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wakefield. 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
Newton Hill 216
Alverthorpe 158
Calder 86
Lofthouse Gate 73
Belle Vue 62
Agbrigg 62
Sandal Magna 53
Heath Common 51
Portobello 39
Sandal 39

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wakefield South (Best) 10679/32845
Featherstone 10900/32845
Ardsley & Robin Hood 12209/32845
Horbury and South Ossett 15902/32845
Stanley and Outwood East 16204/32845
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West 16577/32845
Wakefield West 6390/32845
Wakefield East 6468/32845
Wakefield North 7080/32845
Normanton (Worst) 8228/32845
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Your Health in Wakefield

If you are thinking of moving to Wakefield, 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 Wakefield 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%
Wakefield (Wakefield) 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Horbury and South Ossett (Best) 12516/32845
Stanley and Outwood East 12981/32845
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West 13504/32845
Ardsley & Robin Hood 13707/32845
Wakefield South 14572/32845
Wakefield East 7157/32845
Featherstone 8022/32845
Wakefield West 8326/32845
Wakefield North 8918/32845
Normanton (Worst) 9556/32845
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Deprivation in Wakefield

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 Wakefield. 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
Wakefield North (Best) 10466/32845
Normanton 11191/32845
Wakefield South 16656/32845
Horbury and South Ossett 17170/32845
Ardsley & Robin Hood 17238/32845
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West 19553/32845
Stanley and Outwood East 20073/32845
Wakefield East 7759/32845
Wakefield West 9669/32845
Featherstone (Worst) 9919/32845

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