Moving to Barnard Castle, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Barnard Castle, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Barnard Castle in Durham? 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 Barnard Castle 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 Barnard Castle the land of milk and honey or are Bishop Auckland, Durham and Richmond a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Barnard Castle

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Barnard Castle. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Barnard Castle 17
Tees 8
Stainton 5
Cockfield 4
Staindrop 3
Butterknowle 2
Bowes 1
Eggleston 0
Greta Bridge 0
Barningham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Evenwood (Best) 14622/32845
West Auckland 15552/32845
Heighington & Coniscliffe 20868/32845
Barnard Castle West 25561/32845
Barnard Castle East 25773/32845
Melsonby 30148/32845
Lower Swaledale & Arkengarthdale 32163/32845
Richmond North 32497/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 3690/32845
Woodhouse Close (Worst) 4740/32845
Reader Opinion:

Twickenham conjures up idyllic walks by the thames, that is bollocks!

Your Health in Barnard Castle

If you are thinking of moving to Barnard Castle, 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 Barnard Castle 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
County Durham (Barnard Castle) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Darlington 1.36% 4.51% 14.32% 35.24% 44.57%
Hambleton 0.97% 3.33% 12.6% 34.42% 48.67%
Richmondshire 0.76% 2.93% 11.52% 33.45% 51.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heighington & Coniscliffe (Best) 15150/32845
Barnard Castle West 15390/32845
Barnard Castle East 16571/32845
Woodhouse Close 2472/32845
Richmond North 25376/32845
Lower Swaledale & Arkengarthdale 26963/32845
Melsonby 28578/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 4337/32845
West Auckland 7851/32845
Evenwood (Worst) 9202/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlington: Town of Brass Bands and Despair

Deprivation in Barnard Castle

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 Barnard Castle. 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
West Auckland (Best) 12561/32845
Evenwood 12640/32845
Lower Swaledale & Arkengarthdale 16546/32845
Barnard Castle East 18298/32845
Barnard Castle West 19241/32845
Heighington & Coniscliffe 21859/32845
Melsonby 22637/32845
Richmond North 28025/32845
Woodhouse Close 4081/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley (Worst) 4561/32845

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