Moving to Wetherby, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wetherby, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wetherby 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 Wetherby 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 Wetherby the land of milk and honey or are Harrogate, Knaresborough and Tadcaster a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wetherby

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 Wetherby. 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
Ingmanthorpe 13
Walton 7
Boston Spa 3
Collingham 2
Linton 2
Spofforth 2
Sicklinghall 2
Moor End 1
Bickerton 1
Walshford 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harrogate Fairfax (Best) 19271/32845
Wetherby 20385/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 27571/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 28292/32845
Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale 28395/32845
Tadcaster 29354/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 29362/32845
Marston Moor 29540/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 30681/32845
Harrogate Oatlands (Worst) 30910/32845
Reader Opinion:

Harrogate - Brilliant if you like floral displays on traffic islands

Your Health in Wetherby

If you are thinking of moving to Wetherby, 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 Wetherby 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 (Wetherby) 1.22% 4.19% 12.71% 33.8% 48.08%
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
Kirklees 1.25% 4.5% 13.74% 34.97% 45.53%
York 0.92% 3.22% 11.99% 34.19% 49.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harrogate Fairfax (Best) 16221/32845
Wetherby 18266/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 19202/32845
Tadcaster 20730/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 22141/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 23521/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 26234/32845
Harrogate Oatlands 28270/32845
Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale 28691/32845
Marston Moor (Worst) 28864/32845
Reader Opinion:

York - the indigenous population is terminally inbred over many generations

Deprivation in Wetherby

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 Wetherby. 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
Harrogate Fairfax (Best) 19017/32845
Tadcaster 23513/32845
Marston Moor 24086/32845
Knaresborough Eastfield 24097/32845
Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale 24262/32845
Wetherby 24851/32845
Knaresborough Scriven Park 25211/32845
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt 26641/32845
Harrogate Hookstone 28431/32845
Harrogate Oatlands (Worst) 31780/32845

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  1. Harrogate – Brilliant if you like floral displays on traffic islands

    Harrogate – Brilliant if you like floral displays on traffic islands