Is Prudhoe, Northumberland a nice place to live?

Is Prudhoe a nice place to live or is Prudhoe rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Prudhoe 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 Prudhoe truly a nice place to live, or are Corbridge, Blaydon on tyne and Ryton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Prudhoe?

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 Prudhoe. 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
Chopwell 26
Leadgate 22
Clara Vale 12
Crawcrook 10
High Mickley 6
Stocksfield 4
Greenside 3
Painshawfield 2
Coalburns 2
Horsley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Prudhoe. 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 Prudhoe 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 Ponteland South with Heddon ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Ponteland South with Heddon (Best) 31196/32845
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 29558/32845
Bywell 24223/32845
Prudhoe North 23727/32845
Crawcrook and Greenside 20859/32845
Ryton, Crookhill and Stella 19298/32845
Prudhoe South 19120/32845
Winlaton and High Spen 16736/32845
Leadgate and Medomsley 15089/32845
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill (Worst) 14405/32845

Your Health in Prudhoe

If you are thinking of moving to Prudhoe, 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 Prudhoe 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%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ponteland South with Heddon (Best) 26952/32845
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 21471/32845
Bywell 20537/32845
Prudhoe North 16015/32845
Prudhoe South 13687/32845
Crawcrook and Greenside 12763/32845
Ryton, Crookhill and Stella 12676/32845
Leadgate and Medomsley 8844/32845
Winlaton and High Spen 8234/32845
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill (Worst) 7712/32845

Deprivation in Prudhoe

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 Prudhoe. 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
Ponteland South with Heddon (Best) 31205/32845
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 26646/32845
Bywell 23449/32845
Prudhoe North 20918/32845
Crawcrook and Greenside 20144/32845
Ryton, Crookhill and Stella 19235/32845
Prudhoe South 16548/32845
Winlaton and High Spen 14047/32845
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill 12259/32845
Leadgate and Medomsley (Worst) 11904/32845

Average rent in Prudhoe

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Prudhoe

If you are thinking of moving to Prudhoe, 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.