Dewsbury Moor 'most deprived area in Kirklees' according to census
By Oliver Thompson According to the latest government statistics, Dewsbury Moor is the most ‘deprived’ area in Kirklees. The statistics take into consideration access to health, education, quality of housing facilities, the cleanliness of the local environment and levels of crime. Dewsbury Moor came out on top and is ranked 661st worst in England – out of 32,844 listed communities. The moor has been popular for sprouting several notable rugby league professionals including Ryan Sheridan, Matt Diskin and Sam Burgess all of whom played for their local rugby league team, Dewsbury Moor Amateur Rugby League Football Club. Most recently, the area became the centre of national media and public attention when 9-year-old Shannon Matthews disappeared from near her home in 2008.