Is Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Whitley Bay?

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 Whitley Bay. 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
North Shields 150
Chirton 121
Tynemouth 109
Billy Mill 91
Marden 57
Monkseaton 48
Cullercoats 40
Shiremoor 22
Earsdon 20
Holywell 12

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Whitley Bay. 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 Whitley Bay 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 St Mary's ward.

Ward Average rank in England
St Mary's (Best) 26778/32845
Monkseaton North 24393/32845
Monkseaton South 22095/32845
Cullercoats 19714/32845
Preston 16104/32845
Collingwood 15887/32845
Tynemouth 13405/32845
Whitley Bay 11325/32845
Beacon and Bents 3816/32845
Chirton (Worst) 3626/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, just don't

Your Health in Whitley Bay

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

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Mary's (Best) 21340/32845
Monkseaton North 18017/32845
Cullercoats 16403/32845
Monkseaton South 15769/32845
Tynemouth 13340/32845
Whitley Bay 12893/32845
Preston 12873/32845
Collingwood 12234/32845
Chirton 3609/32845
Beacon and Bents (Worst) 3115/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tynemouth - Pearly White False Teeth Mouth of the Tyne

Deprivation in Whitley Bay

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 Whitley Bay. 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
St Mary's (Best) 30718/32845
Monkseaton North 28073/32845
Cullercoats 23698/32845
Monkseaton South 22485/32845
Preston 20173/32845
Whitley Bay 19446/32845
Tynemouth 18782/32845
Collingwood 16227/32845
Beacon and Bents 4415/32845
Chirton (Worst) 3845/32845

Average rent in Whitley Bay

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Whitley Bay

If you are thinking of moving to Whitley Bay, 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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