Is Seaham, Durham a nice place to live?

Is Seaham a nice place to live or is Seaham rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Seaham 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 Seaham truly a nice place to live, or are Grangetown, Hetton and Sunderland a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Seaham?

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 Seaham. 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
Ryhope Colliery 72
Grangetown 62
Ryhope 52
Burdon 10
Parkside 4
Greenhill 4
Cold Hesledon 4
Dalton-le-Dale 4
Northlea 2
Old Burdon 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Seaham. 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 Seaham 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 Doxford ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Doxford (Best) 22070/32845
Seaham 19275/32845
Deneside 13020/32845
Silksworth 12909/32845
Ryhope 10954/32845
Dawdon 10263/32845
St Michael's 8162/32845
Murton 6074/32845
Easington 6064/32845
Horden (Worst) 3072/32845
Reader Opinion:

Horden: Never make the same mistake as I did

Your Health in Seaham

If you are thinking of moving to Seaham, 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 Seaham 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 (Seaham) 1.82% 6.35%
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Doxford (Best) 10791/32845
Seaham 10402/32845
St Michael's 8948/32845
Silksworth 7847/32845
Murton 6133/32845
Deneside 6066/32845
Ryhope 5952/32845
Easington 5791/32845
Dawdon 4495/32845
Horden (Worst) 1243/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, geordies mock Sunderland, it's just as bad!

Deprivation in Seaham

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 Seaham. 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
Seaham (Best) 19192/32845
Doxford 17140/32845
St Michael's 13869/32845
Silksworth 12006/32845
Ryhope 9909/32845
Easington 9414/32845
Murton 9034/32845
Deneside 9012/32845
Dawdon 8409/32845
Horden (Worst) 2747/32845

Average rent in Seaham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Seaham

If you are thinking of moving to Seaham, 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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