Is Consett, Durham a nice place to live?

Is Consett a nice place to live or is Consett rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Consett is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Consett truly a nice place to live, or are Stanley, Tow Law and Prudhoe a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Consett?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Consett. 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.
Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Blackhill 3
Bridgehill 3
Consett 3
Leadgate 2
Crookhall 2
Templetown 1
Benfieldside 1
Iveston 1
Shotley Bridge 1
Knitsley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Consett. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Consett and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the South Tynedale ward.

Ward Average rank in England
South Tynedale (Best) 25858/32845
Lanchester 23952/32845
Burnopfield and Dipton 23675/32845
Benfieldside 19676/32845
Delves Lane 15670/32845
Leadgate and Medomsley 15089/32845
Consett North 15008/32845
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill 14405/32845
Consett South 10362/32845
Annfield Plain (Worst) 9483/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stanley, County Durham: Bleak, Depressing, Godawful.

Your Health in Consett

If you are thinking of moving to Consett, 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 Consett compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
County Durham (Consett) 1.82% 6.35%
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59%
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28%

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

Ward Average rank in England
South Tynedale (Best) 18623/32845
Lanchester 12986/32845
Benfieldside 10859/32845
Burnopfield and Dipton 10049/32845
Leadgate and Medomsley 8844/32845
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill 7712/32845
Delves Lane 7354/32845
Consett North 6576/32845
Annfield Plain 4945/32845
Consett South (Worst) 4515/32845
Reader Opinion:

Consett, the inbred pissy-mattress furnished capital of the North

Deprivation in Consett

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 Consett. 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
Lanchester (Best) 20623/32845
Burnopfield and Dipton 19170/32845
Benfieldside 16219/32845
South Tynedale 16118/32845
Consett North 12513/32845
Delves Lane 12452/32845
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill 12259/32845
Leadgate and Medomsley 11904/32845
Consett South 8029/32845
Annfield Plain (Worst) 6177/32845

Average rent in Consett

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Consett are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Consett.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Consett

If you are thinking of moving to Consett, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.

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