Is Alnwick, Northumberland a nice place to live?

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Moving to Alnwick, Northumberland - What you need to know
Moving to Alnwick, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Alnwick a nice place to live?'' You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Alnwick is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Alnwick truly a nice place to live, or are Amble, Rothbury and Wooler a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Alnwick

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Alnwick. 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
Alnwick 22
Freelands 11
Alnmouth 1
Shilbottle 1
Shilbottle Grange 1
Bilton 1
Littlehoughton 1
Longhoughton 1
High Buston 0
Boulmer 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Alnwick. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Alnwick. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Shilbottle (Best) 29914/32845
Longhoughton 29635/32845
Wooler 28829/32845
Bamburgh 28566/32845
Norham and Islandshires 28417/32845
Amble West with Warkworth 20879/32845
Alnwick 17932/32845
Druridge Bay 17824/32845
Lynemouth 12235/32845
Amble (Worst) 11595/32845
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Your Health in Alnwick

If you are thinking of moving to Alnwick, 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 Alnwick 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 Alnwick. 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 Alnwick. 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
Amble West with Warkworth 20190/32845
Shilbottle 20106/32845
Norham and Islandshires 19327/32845
Bamburgh 19167/32845
Alnwick 18812/32845
Lynemouth 9144/32845
Druridge Bay 8646/32845
Amble (Worst) 7754/32845
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Deprivation in Alnwick

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 Alnwick. 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
Amble West with Warkworth (Best) 22138/32845
Shilbottle 21083/32845
Alnwick 20587/32845
Longhoughton 20345/32845
Bamburgh 14129/32845
Wooler 13648/32845
Lynemouth 12538/32845
Druridge Bay 12012/32845
Norham and Islandshires 10073/32845
Amble (Worst) 9136/32845

Average rent in Alnwick

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Alnwick

If you are thinking of moving to Alnwick, 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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