Is Haltwhistle, Northumberland a nice place to live?

Is Haltwhistle a nice place to live or is Haltwhistle rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Haltwhistle 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 Haltwhistle truly a nice place to live, or are Alston, Corbridge and Hexham a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Haltwhistle?

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 Haltwhistle. 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
Haltwhistle 11
Plenmeller 11
Halton Lea Gate 1
Birkshaw 0
Redburn 0
Bardon Mill 0
Blenkinsopp Hall 0
Henshaw 0
Tow House 0
Bearsbridge 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Haltwhistle. 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 Haltwhistle 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 Wetheral & Corby ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Wetheral & Corby (Best) 31154/32845
Bellingham 30264/32845
Brampton & Fellside 27935/32845
Haydon and Hadrian 27663/32845
Longtown & the Border 26788/32845
Hexham West 24993/32845
Haltwhistle 24819/32845
Hexham Central with Acomb 22550/32845
Alston Moor 21786/32845
Hexham East (Worst) 19722/32845

Your Health in Haltwhistle

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Carlisle 1.34% 4.62%
Eden 0.9% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wetheral & Corby (Best) 24906/32845
Bellingham 24792/32845
Haydon and Hadrian 22421/32845
Alston Moor 20397/32845
Hexham West 19384/32845
Hexham Central with Acomb 18664/32845
Brampton & Fellside 18381/32845
Hexham East 15750/32845
Longtown & the Border 15733/32845
Haltwhistle (Worst) 13507/32845

Deprivation in Haltwhistle

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 Haltwhistle. 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
Wetheral & Corby (Best) 27858/32845
Hexham West 23813/32845
Hexham Central with Acomb 22749/32845
Hexham East 19605/32845
Brampton & Fellside 18763/32845
Haydon and Hadrian 17715/32845
Bellingham 16175/32845
Alston Moor 15136/32845
Haltwhistle 13611/32845
Longtown & the Border (Worst) 13529/32845

Average rent in Haltwhistle

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Haltwhistle

If you are thinking of moving to Haltwhistle, 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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