Is Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire a nice place to live?

Is Newcastle under Lyme a nice place to live or is Newcastle under Lyme rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Newcastle under Lyme 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 Newcastle under Lyme truly a nice place to live, or are Burslem, Kidsgrove and Longton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Newcastle under Lyme?

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 Newcastle under Lyme. 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
Shelton 232
Newcastle-under-Lyme 221
May Bank 197
Hartshill 191
The Brampton 186
Etruria 176
Cross Heath 175
Porthill 126
Knutton 108
Basford 34

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Newcastle under Lyme. 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 Newcastle under Lyme 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 Westlands ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Westlands (Best) 20132/32845
Thistleberry 19522/32845
May Bank 17687/32845
Clayton 17209/32845
Wolstanton 15844/32845
Hartshill and Basford 14130/32845
Knutton 12410/32845
Silverdale 10249/32845
Town 10132/32845
Cross Heath (Worst) 9094/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Newcastle under Lyme

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Stoke-on-Trent 1.87% 6.17%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91%
Newcastle-under-Lyme (Newcastle under Lyme) 1.4% 5.1%
Staffordshire Moorlands 1.37% 4.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westlands (Best) 15127/32845
May Bank 12960/32845
Wolstanton 12609/32845
Thistleberry 12028/32845
Clayton 11208/32845
Hartshill and Basford 6687/32845
Silverdale 6226/32845
Cross Heath 5623/32845
Town 5451/32845
Knutton (Worst) 4047/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Newcastle under Lyme

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 Newcastle under Lyme. 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
Westlands (Best) 21923/32845
May Bank 18888/32845
Thistleberry 18753/32845
Wolstanton 18213/32845
Clayton 17815/32845
Hartshill and Basford 12599/32845
Silverdale 10186/32845
Town 9365/32845
Cross Heath 7896/32845
Knutton (Worst) 7345/32845

Average rent in Newcastle under Lyme

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Newcastle under Lyme

If you are thinking of moving to Newcastle under Lyme, 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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