Calderdale one of the hardest places in Yorkshire to find a parking space

How difficult is it to find a car parking spot in Halifax?
How difficult is it to find a car parking spot in Halifax?

Calderdale is one of the hardest places in West Yorkshire to find a parking space according to research.

British drivers spend an average of four days a year looking for parking space. But which city in West Yorkshire is the toughest to park in?

READ MORE: Why Calderdale car parking charges could be set for an increase

Data shows that the Wakefield is the hardest place to find a parking space in West Yorkshire and the entire Yorkshire and the Humber region.

READ MORE: Rise in Calderdale car parking charges in towns 'will ruin businesses

On a typical day, there are an average of 156 vehicles to every parking space.

GoCompare has measured which cities, boroughs and towns are the hardest to find a parking space, based on the ratio of vehicles to parking space.

READ MORE: An in depth look at car park price hikes across Calderdale

They also analysed how many of the overall parking spaces are reserved for disability badge holders.

Only the London boroughs that had at least three Park Mark-registered car parks by August 31 2018 were included in their research - therefore, not every borough is featured.

Data for this campaign was sourced from the British Parking Association’s Park Mark Award database and the Department for Transport’s Average Annual Daily Traffic Flow (AADF) within each local authority.

Here are the results:

The top five toughest cities/areas in West Yorkshire to find a parking space:

1. Wakefield - 156 vehicles per parking space

2. Kirklees - 137

3. Calderdale - 106

4. Bradford - 40

5. Leeds - 31


Wakefield is also the city with the highest percentage of disabled parking spaces.


These are the Top 3 most disabled-friendly cities in West Yorkshire for parking:

1. Wakefield - 20.2% of parking spaces are reserved for disability badge holders

2. Kirklees - 14.6%

3. Bradford - 8.5%


These are the Top 10 places in Yorkshire and the Humber with the highest amount of vehicles per parking space on an average day:

1. Wakefield - 156 vehicles per parking space

2. Kirklees - 137

3. Calderdale - 106

4. Doncaster - 75

5. Sheffield - 58

6. North East Lincolnshire - 52

7. Harrogate - 44

8. Bradford - 40

9. Barnsley - 36

10. Rotherham - 33


These are the Top 10 places in Yorkshire and the Humber with the highest percentage of parking spaces for disability badge holders:

1. Wakefield - 20.2 % of parking spaces are reserved for disability badge holders

2. Kirklees - 14.6%

3. Bradford - 8.5%

4. Doncaster - 6.8%

5. North East Lincolnshire - 5.5%

6. Rotherham - 5.4%

7. Harrogate - 5.3 %

8. Sheffield - 4.5%

9. East Riding of Yorkshire - 4.48%

10. Hull - 4.31%