Is Dunston, Tyne and Wear a nice place to live?

Is Dunston a nice place to live or is Dunston rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Dunston 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 Dunston truly a nice place to live, or are Gateshead, Low Fell and Newcastle upon Tyne a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Dunston?

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 Dunston. 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
Spital Tongues 227
Benwell 131
Bensham 120
Saltwell 114
Teams 77
Dunston 50
Dunston Hill 37
Lobley Hill 24
Team Valley 22
Gateshead 22

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Dunston. 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 Dunston 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 Whickham South and Sunniside ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Whickham South and Sunniside (Best) 26326/32845
Whickham North 21032/32845
Dunston Hill and Whickham East 15681/32845
Blaydon 13487/32845
Dunston and Teams 10843/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 9175/32845
Arthur's Hill 8085/32845
Monument 7605/32845
Elswick 3849/32845
Saltwell (Worst) 2255/32845
Reader Opinion:

Middlesbrough, If one town deserves...nay, pleads to be wiped from existence, this sh*tehole is it

Your Health in Dunston

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59%
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28%
North Tyneside 1.5% 5.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whickham South and Sunniside (Best) 13695/32845
Whickham North 10336/32845
Dunston Hill and Whickham East 8610/32845
Blaydon 7424/32845
Saltwell 4729/32845
Arthur's Hill 4486/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 4131/32845
Monument 3977/32845
Dunston and Teams 2655/32845
Elswick (Worst) 1628/32845
Reader Opinion:

North Shields - Shield yourself at all costs

Deprivation in Dunston

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 Dunston. 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
Whickham South and Sunniside (Best) 25609/32845
Whickham North 20046/32845
Dunston Hill and Whickham East 15069/32845
Blaydon 12871/32845
Monument 9969/32845
Arthur's Hill 9138/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 7838/32845
Dunston and Teams 6358/32845
Saltwell 6332/32845
Elswick (Worst) 1505/32845

Average rent in Dunston

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Dunston 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 Dunston.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Dunston

If you are thinking of moving to Dunston, 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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