Is Spennymoor, Durham a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Spennymoor?

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 Spennymoor. 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
Tudhoe Grange 57
Ferryhill 55
Spennymoor 55
Tudhoe 51
Rushford Beck 11
Croxdale 7
Byers Green 6
Page Bank 5
Hett 3
Binchester Blocks 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Spennymoor. 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 Spennymoor 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 Durham South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Durham South (Best) 26630/32845
Coxhoe 17360/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 15773/32845
Tudhoe 13196/32845
Chilton 12339/32845
Spennymoor 11459/32845
Willington and Hunwick 9067/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 8628/32845
Ferryhill 6587/32845
Coundon (Worst) 5136/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ferryhill: The trains speed up as they pass through

Your Health in Spennymoor

If you are thinking of moving to Spennymoor, 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 Spennymoor 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 (Spennymoor) 1.82% 6.35%
Hartlepool 1.85% 6.29%
Darlington 1.36% 4.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Durham South (Best) 18287/32845
Spennymoor 9316/32845
Coxhoe 8519/32845
Tudhoe 7575/32845
Chilton 6945/32845
Willington and Hunwick 6652/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 6482/32845
Ferryhill 5739/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 5556/32845
Coundon (Worst) 4497/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ferryhill: What an absolute heap

Deprivation in Spennymoor

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 Spennymoor. 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
Durham South (Best) 27801/32845
Coxhoe 15445/32845
Spennymoor 14088/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 13808/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 12223/32845
Tudhoe 11477/32845
Willington and Hunwick 10253/32845
Chilton 9848/32845
Ferryhill 7402/32845
Coundon (Worst) 4908/32845

Average rent in Spennymoor

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Spennymoor

If you are thinking of moving to Spennymoor, 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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