Is North Shields, Tyne and Wear a nice place to live?

Is North Shields a nice place to live or is North Shields rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that North Shields 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 North Shields truly a nice place to live, or are Cullercoats, South Shields and Tynemouth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in North Shields?

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 North Shields. 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
South Shields 164
North Shields 150
Chirton 121
Tynemouth 109
Billy Mill 91
Tyne Dock 86
Mill Dam 84
Jarrow 62
Marden 57
Cullercoats 40

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for North Shields. 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 North Shields 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 Cullercoats ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Cullercoats (Best) 19714/32845
Horsley Hill 16762/32845
Preston 16104/32845
Westoe 15938/32845
Tynemouth 13405/32845
West Park 9149/32845
Howdon 8480/32845
Beacon and Bents 3816/32845
Chirton 3626/32845
Simonside and Rekendyke (Worst) 3426/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tynemouth - Pearly White False Teeth Mouth of the Tyne

Your Health in North Shields

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

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cullercoats (Best) 16403/32845
Tynemouth 13340/32845
Preston 12873/32845
Westoe 9731/32845
West Park 8020/32845
Horsley Hill 7636/32845
Howdon 5210/32845
Chirton 3609/32845
Beacon and Bents 3115/32845
Simonside and Rekendyke (Worst) 1942/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, just don't

Deprivation in North Shields

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 North Shields. 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
Cullercoats (Best) 23698/32845
Preston 20173/32845
Tynemouth 18782/32845
Westoe 17691/32845
Horsley Hill 13517/32845
West Park 12770/32845
Howdon 6372/32845
Beacon and Bents 4415/32845
Chirton 3845/32845
Simonside and Rekendyke (Worst) 2682/32845

Average rent in North Shields

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in North Shields

If you are thinking of moving to North Shields, 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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