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

Is Longbenton a nice place to live or is Longbenton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Longbenton 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 Longbenton truly a nice place to live, or are Darsley Park, Killingworth and Little Benton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Longbenton?

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 Longbenton. 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
Jesmond 133
Heaton 104
Gosforth 81
Forest Hall 58
Longbenton 56
Killingworth Moor 52
Killingworth Village 52
South Gosforth 44
Killingworth 38
Palmersville 29

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Longbenton. 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 Longbenton 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 Manor Park ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Manor Park (Best) 24062/32845
Dene & South Gosforth 23117/32845
Parklands 20011/32845
Camperdown 19401/32845
Gosforth 18760/32845
North Jesmond 17763/32845
Longbenton 17214/32845
Northumberland 15565/32845
Benton 14642/32845
Fawdon & West Gosforth (Worst) 13155/32845

Your Health in Longbenton

If you are thinking of moving to Longbenton, 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 Longbenton 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 (Longbenton) 1.55% 5.28%
North Tyneside 1.5% 5.3%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dene & South Gosforth (Best) 20741/32845
Gosforth 18012/32845
Parklands 17979/32845
Manor Park 14570/32845
North Jesmond 13724/32845
Northumberland 11912/32845
Benton 11519/32845
Camperdown 11224/32845
Longbenton 7045/32845
Fawdon & West Gosforth (Worst) 6918/32845

Deprivation in Longbenton

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 Longbenton. 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
Dene & South Gosforth (Best) 28362/32845
North Jesmond 27165/32845
Gosforth 25588/32845
Parklands 24212/32845
Manor Park 22204/32845
Benton 16757/32845
Northumberland 16367/32845
Camperdown 15349/32845
Longbenton 12307/32845
Fawdon & West Gosforth (Worst) 11414/32845

Average rent in Longbenton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Longbenton

If you are thinking of moving to Longbenton, 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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