Is Low Fell, Tyne and Wear a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Low Fell?

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 Low Fell. 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
Carr Hill 139
Saltwell 114
Felling 113
Sheriff Hill 97
Beacon Lough 89
Chowdene 44
Harlow Green 39
Team Valley 22
Gateshead 22
Lamesley 22

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Low Fell. 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 Low Fell 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
Low Fell 13840/32845
Chowdene 10389/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 9175/32845
High Fell 7498/32845
Windy Nook and Whitehills 6215/32845
Bridges 3074/32845
Felling 2778/32845
Saltwell 2255/32845
Deckham (Worst) 2036/32845
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Your Health in Low Fell

If you are thinking of moving to Low Fell, 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 Low Fell 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%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Low Fell (Best) 14232/32845
Whickham South and Sunniside 13695/32845
Chowdene 5382/32845
Saltwell 4729/32845
Windy Nook and Whitehills 4568/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 4131/32845
Deckham 3920/32845
High Fell 3635/32845
Bridges 2716/32845
Felling (Worst) 1765/32845
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Deprivation in Low Fell

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 Low Fell. 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
Low Fell 22251/32845
Chowdene 10911/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 7838/32845
Windy Nook and Whitehills 7258/32845
High Fell 7013/32845
Saltwell 6332/32845
Deckham 5884/32845
Bridges 4949/32845
Felling (Worst) 2334/32845

Average rent in Low Fell

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Low Fell

If you are thinking of moving to Low Fell, 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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