Is Wolsingham, Durham a nice place to live?

Is Wolsingham a nice place to live or is Wolsingham rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Wolsingham 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 Wolsingham truly a nice place to live, or are Eastington, Stanhope and Tow Law a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Wolsingham?

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 Wolsingham. 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
Crook 1
Billy Row 0
Tow Law 0
Inkerman 0
Frosterley 0
Bridge End 0
Craigside 0
Bedburn 0
Fir Tree 0
Crawleyside 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wolsingham. 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 Wolsingham 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 South Tynedale ward.

Ward Average rank in England
South Tynedale (Best) 25858/32845
Weardale 18125/32845
Delves Lane 15670/32845
West Auckland 15552/32845
Crook 15376/32845
Consett North 15008/32845
Evenwood 14622/32845
Spennymoor 11459/32845
Consett South 10362/32845
Tow Law (Worst) 9511/32845

Your Health in Wolsingham

If you are thinking of moving to Wolsingham, 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 Wolsingham 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 (Wolsingham) 1.82% 6.35%
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59%
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28%

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

Ward Average rank in England
South Tynedale (Best) 18623/32845
Weardale 10322/32845
Spennymoor 9316/32845
Evenwood 9202/32845
West Auckland 7851/32845
Delves Lane 7354/32845
Crook 7051/32845
Consett North 6576/32845
Tow Law 5939/32845
Consett South (Worst) 4515/32845

Deprivation in Wolsingham

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 Wolsingham. 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
South Tynedale (Best) 16118/32845
Spennymoor 14088/32845
Weardale 13801/32845
Evenwood 12640/32845
West Auckland 12561/32845
Consett North 12513/32845
Delves Lane 12452/32845
Crook 10372/32845
Consett South 8029/32845
Tow Law (Worst) 7685/32845

Average rent in Wolsingham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wolsingham

If you are thinking of moving to Wolsingham, 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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