Is Newton Aycliffe, Durham a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Newton Aycliffe?

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 Newton Aycliffe. 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
Newton Aycliffe 3
Shildon 3
Chilton 2
Great Chilton 2
Chilton Lane 2
Aycliffe Village 2
Old Eldon 1
Leasingthorne 1
Rushyford 0
Redworth 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Newton Aycliffe. 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 Newton Aycliffe 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 Aycliffe North and Middridge ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Aycliffe North and Middridge (Best) 17949/32845
Sedgefield 17111/32845
Aycliffe East 12820/32845
Brinkburn & Faverdale 12772/32845
Chilton 12339/32845
Harrowgate Hill 12257/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 8628/32845
Aycliffe West 6247/32845
Coundon 5136/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley (Worst) 3690/32845
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Your Health in Newton Aycliffe

If you are thinking of moving to Newton Aycliffe, 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 Newton Aycliffe 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 (Newton Aycliffe) 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 Newton Aycliffe. 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 Newton Aycliffe. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Brinkburn & Faverdale (Best) 14368/32845
Sedgefield 10801/32845
Harrowgate Hill 10709/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 8742/32845
Chilton 6945/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 6482/32845
Aycliffe East 5442/32845
Coundon 4497/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 4337/32845
Aycliffe West (Worst) 3775/32845
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Deprivation in Newton Aycliffe

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 Newton Aycliffe. 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
Brinkburn & Faverdale (Best) 19384/32845
Sedgefield 18598/32845
Harrowgate Hill 17513/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 15854/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 12223/32845
Aycliffe East 9982/32845
Chilton 9848/32845
Aycliffe West 5490/32845
Coundon 4908/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley (Worst) 4561/32845

Average rent in Newton Aycliffe

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Newton Aycliffe

If you are thinking of moving to Newton Aycliffe, 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.