Is Rothbury, Northumberland a nice place to live?

Is Rothbury a nice place to live or is Rothbury rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Rothbury 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 Rothbury truly a nice place to live, or are Alnwick, Amble and Morpeth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Rothbury?

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 Rothbury. 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
Longhorsley 4
Coquet 3
Knocklaw 3
Newton on the Moor 1
Harbottle 1
Felton 1
Foxton Burn 0
Edlingham 0
Aln 0
Netherwitton 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Rothbury. 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 Rothbury 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 Shilbottle ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Shilbottle (Best) 29914/32845
Longhoughton 29635/32845
Rothbury 29510/32845
Morpeth Kirkhill 28830/32845
Wooler 28829/32845
Amble West with Warkworth 20879/32845
Alnwick 17932/32845
Druridge Bay 17824/32845
Pegswood 17634/32845
Amble (Worst) 11595/32845
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Your Health in Rothbury

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28%
North Tyneside 1.5% 5.3%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Longhoughton (Best) 24035/32845
Wooler 22476/32845
Rothbury 20335/32845
Amble West with Warkworth 20190/32845
Shilbottle 20106/32845
Alnwick 18812/32845
Morpeth Kirkhill 18245/32845
Pegswood 13231/32845
Druridge Bay 8646/32845
Amble (Worst) 7754/32845
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Deprivation in Rothbury

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 Rothbury. 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
Morpeth Kirkhill (Best) 24839/32845
Amble West with Warkworth 22138/32845
Shilbottle 21083/32845
Alnwick 20587/32845
Longhoughton 20345/32845
Rothbury 17779/32845
Pegswood 16822/32845
Wooler 13648/32845
Druridge Bay 12012/32845
Amble (Worst) 9136/32845

Average rent in Rothbury

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Rothbury

If you are thinking of moving to Rothbury, 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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