Is Ferryhill, Durham a nice place to live?

Is Ferryhill a nice place to live or is Ferryhill rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Ferryhill 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 Ferryhill truly a nice place to live, or are Newton Aycliffe, Sedgefield and Spennymoor a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Ferryhill?

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 Ferryhill. 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
Ferryhill 3
Great Chilton 2
Chilton Lane 2
Cornforth 1
Tursdale 1
Tudhoe 0
Ferryhill Station 0
Rushford Beck 0
Mainsforth 0
Hett 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ferryhill. 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 Ferryhill 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 Durham South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Durham South (Best) 26630/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 17949/32845
Coxhoe 17360/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 15773/32845
Tudhoe 13196/32845
Chilton 12339/32845
Spennymoor 11459/32845
Ferryhill 6587/32845
Aycliffe West 6247/32845
Coundon (Worst) 5136/32845
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Your Health in Ferryhill

If you are thinking of moving to Ferryhill, 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 Ferryhill 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 (Ferryhill) 1.82% 6.35%
Stockton-on-Tees 1.48% 4.85%
Hartlepool 1.85% 6.29%
Darlington 1.36% 4.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Durham South (Best) 18287/32845
Spennymoor 9316/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 8742/32845
Coxhoe 8519/32845
Tudhoe 7575/32845
Chilton 6945/32845
Ferryhill 5739/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 5556/32845
Coundon 4497/32845
Aycliffe West (Worst) 3775/32845
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Deprivation in Ferryhill

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 Ferryhill. 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
Durham South (Best) 27801/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 15854/32845
Coxhoe 15445/32845
Spennymoor 14088/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 13808/32845
Tudhoe 11477/32845
Chilton 9848/32845
Ferryhill 7402/32845
Aycliffe West 5490/32845
Coundon (Worst) 4908/32845

Average rent in Ferryhill

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ferryhill

If you are thinking of moving to Ferryhill, 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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