Moving to York, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to York, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to York 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 York 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 York the land of milk and honey or are Easingwold, Haxby and Tadcaster a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in York

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 York. 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
Heworth 198
Foss 150
Layerthorpe 150
York 109
Tang Hall 92
North Yorkshire|Holgate 87
Walmgate Stray 73
South Bank 56
Heslington 36
Fulford 21

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westfield (Best) 12882/32845
Guildhall 17479/32845
Clifton 18711/32845
Micklegate 19927/32845
Holgate 21833/32845
Heworth 22597/32845
Hull Road 26064/32845
Rawcliffe & Clifton Without 26724/32845
Fishergate 27986/32845
Heworth Without (Worst) 30844/32845
Reader Opinion:

York - the indigenous population is terminally inbred over many generations

Your Health in York

If you are thinking of moving to York, 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 York 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
Wakefield 1.7% 5.99% 15.53% 34.04% 42.75%
East Riding of Yorkshire 1.24% 4.15% 14.46% 34.97% 45.19%
York (York) 0.92% 3.22% 11.99% 34.19% 49.69%
Selby 0.97% 3.6% 12.77% 34.3% 48.35%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westfield (Best) 11729/32845
Guildhall 12729/32845
Clifton 13863/32845
Heworth 16647/32845
Holgate 18417/32845
Hull Road 19361/32845
Fishergate 19575/32845
Micklegate 20995/32845
Rawcliffe & Clifton Without 21304/32845
Heworth Without (Worst) 24417/32845
Reader Opinion:

York - From Hell to Middle Class Hades

Deprivation in York

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 York. 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
Westfield (Best) 11197/32845
Clifton 16181/32845
Guildhall 16762/32845
Heworth 20350/32845
Holgate 21485/32845
Micklegate 22507/32845
Hull Road 23361/32845
Rawcliffe & Clifton Without 25573/32845
Fishergate 25919/32845
Heworth Without (Worst) 30734/32845

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