The best places in Yorkshire to live if you want to start and raise a family

Postcodes in Yorkshire have been revealed to be some of the best areas in the country to start and raise a family.

That’s according to new analysis from Property Detective, which crunched the numbers to reveal the country’s most family-friendly postcodes.

The analysis, which has been shared exclusively with the JPIMedia Data Unit, looked at various factors ranging from access to schools to maternity units to determine the best places for couples to start a family and raise children around England.

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The report took into account the availability, quality and proximity of a wide range of amenities and services within every postcode district, including: schools, nurseries, parks and playgrounds, maternity units, NCT groups, chemists and shops.

Areas of Yorkshire have been ranked as some of the best for starting and raising a family.

Barnsley's S35 and Rotherham's S62 postcodes scored highly in the top 20 places to start a family, both getting 93 out of 100 points, followed in Yorkshire by Leeds's LS25, which got 86.

The same areas of South Yorkshire topped chart of places to raise a family, joint at a score of 100 with 14 others, while Leeds's LS25 was again ranked in the top 20 at a score of 97.

Commenting on the Yorkshire and the Humber findings, a spokesperson for Property Detective said: “According to the Property Detective model, the best postcodes districts in Yorkshire and The Humber to start and raise a family are S35 (Barnsley), S62 (Rotherham), LS25 (Leeds), S66 (Doncaster) and HU20 (East Riding of Yorkshire).

"These specific areas scored very highly based on top rated nurseries as well as primary and secondary education, with very good availability of local amenities.”

Explaining the research methodology, the spokesperson said: “Property Detective’s team of data analysts has been crunching the numbers to try and find the most family-friendly local areas across the country.

"They have built a proprietary data model which takes into account the availability, quality and proximity of a wide range of amenities and services within every postcode district, including: schools, nurseries, parks and playgrounds, maternity units, NCT groups, chemists and shops.

“Each area has then been crunched down to a single number between 0 and 100, with the highest scores signifying the best potential areas for starting and raising a family.”

The top-ranked postcode areas in Yorkshire and the Humber start start a family are:

S35 Barnsley

S62 Rotherham

LS25 Leeds

S66 Doncaster

HU20 East Riding of Yorkshire

YO19 York

LS7 Leeds

HG5 Harrogate

HU6 Kingston upon Hull

DN19 North Lincolnshire

HU17 East Riding of Yorkshire

LS18 Leeds

DN41 North East Lincolnshire

YO8 East Riding of Yorkshire

YO12 Ryedale

LS24 Selby

YO10 York

BD9 Bradford

BD14 Bradford

HD3 Calderdale

The region's postcode areas judged to be best for raising a family are:

S35 Barnsley

S62 Rotherham

LS25 Leeds

S66 Doncaster

HU20 East Riding of Yorkshire

DN19 North Lincolnshire

YO19 York

HG5 Harrogate

LS7 Leeds

HU6 Kingston upon Hull

HU17 East Riding of Yorkshire

LS18 Leeds

DN41 North East Lincolnshire

LS24 Selby

YO8 East Riding of Yorkshire

YO12 Ryedale

YO10 York

BD14 Bradford

BD9 Bradford

YO41 East Riding of Yorkshire

For more information, visit www.propertydetective.com.