Moving to Bedlington, Northumberland? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bedlington 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 Bedlington 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 Bedlington truly a nice place to live, or are Blyth, Cramlington and West Bedlington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bedlington

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 Bedlington. 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
Bedlington Station 51
Bedlington 36
Bebside 35
Bomarsund 26
Choppington 22
Stakeford 14
North Seaton Colliery 10
Sheepwash 8
Hepscott 3
Nedderton 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cramlington North (Best) 25898/32845
Haydon 18112/32845
Choppington 17048/32845
Bedlington West 13960/32845
Stakeford 13832/32845
Sleekburn 8135/32845
Bedlington Central 5264/32845
Bedlington East 4420/32845
Newsham 2745/32845
Kitty Brewster (Worst) 2451/32845
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Your Health in Bedlington

If you are thinking of moving to Bedlington, 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 Bedlington 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 Bedlington. 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 Bedlington. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Cramlington North (Best) 18443/32845
Bedlington West 13111/32845
Haydon 11746/32845
Bedlington Central 10557/32845
Stakeford 9995/32845
Choppington 8894/32845
Newsham 8648/32845
Kitty Brewster 7230/32845
Bedlington East 6974/32845
Sleekburn (Worst) 6428/32845
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Deprivation in Bedlington

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 Bedlington. 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
Cramlington North (Best) 25295/32845
Bedlington West 18365/32845
Haydon 17174/32845
Stakeford 16271/32845
Choppington 14875/32845
Bedlington Central 14100/32845
Sleekburn 8407/32845
Bedlington East 7616/32845
Newsham 7585/32845
Kitty Brewster (Worst) 5557/32845

Average rent in Bedlington

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bedlington

If you are thinking of moving to Bedlington, 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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