Moving to Ashington, Northumberland? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Ashington in Northumberland? 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 Ashington 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 Ashington the land of milk and honey or are Bedlington, Newbiggin by the Sea and West Bedlington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ashington

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 Ashington. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Ashington 99
North Seaton 40
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 39
Bomarsund 26
Stakeford 14
North Seaton Colliery 10
Sheepwash 8
Bothal 7
Pegswood 4
Linton 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haydon (Best) 18112/32845
Choppington 17048/32845
Bothal 16223/32845
Stakeford 13832/32845
Lynemouth 12235/32845
Seaton with Newbiggin West 9496/32845
Newbiggin Central and East 6354/32845
College 3550/32845
Ashington Central 2123/32845
Hirst (Worst) 882/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ashington is now a necrotic ulcer on the nether regions of the North East

Your Health in Ashington

If you are thinking of moving to Ashington, 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 Ashington compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28% 13.57% 31.8% 47.8%
North Tyneside 1.5% 5.3% 15.02% 33.34% 44.84%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34% 16% 32.99% 42.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haydon (Best) 11746/32845
Stakeford 9995/32845
Seaton with Newbiggin West 9506/32845
Lynemouth 9144/32845
Choppington 8894/32845
Bothal 8353/32845
Newbiggin Central and East 4865/32845
College 4578/32845
Ashington Central 3734/32845
Hirst (Worst) 1939/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ashington is by far the chavviest town in Northumberland

Deprivation in Ashington

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 Ashington. 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
Haydon (Best) 17174/32845
Bothal 16731/32845
Stakeford 16271/32845
Choppington 14875/32845
Lynemouth 12538/32845
Seaton with Newbiggin West 10319/32845
College 5124/32845
Ashington Central 4530/32845
Newbiggin Central and East 4417/32845
Hirst (Worst) 1523/32845

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