Moving to Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland? What you need to know

Moving to Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland - What you need to know
Moving to Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Berwick upon Tweed 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 Berwick upon Tweed 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 Berwick upon Tweed truly a nice place to live, or are Coldstream, Duns and Eyemouth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Berwick upon Tweed

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 Berwick upon Tweed. 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
Tweedmouth 30
Berwick-upon-Tweed 22
Spittal 21
Highfields 14
Haggerston 1
Ancroft Northmoor 0
Loanend 0
Horncliffe 0
Shoresdean 0
Fenwick 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wooler (Best) 28829/32845
Bamburgh 28566/32845
Norham and Islandshires 28417/32845
Berwick West with Ord 26020/32845
Berwick East 16564/32845
Berwick North 14650/32845
Kelso and District 5199/32845
Mid Berwickshire 5008/32845
Jedburgh and District 4956/32845
East Berwickshire (Worst) 4795/32845

Your Health in Berwick upon Tweed

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

Town Very Bad Bad

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wooler (Best) 22476/32845
Norham and Islandshires 19327/32845
Bamburgh 19167/32845
Berwick North 14437/32845
Berwick West with Ord 14382/32845
Berwick East 11153/32845
Kelso and District 4373/32845
Jedburgh and District 4283/32845
Mid Berwickshire 4126/32845
East Berwickshire (Worst) 3791/32845

Deprivation in Berwick upon Tweed

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 Berwick upon Tweed. 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
Berwick West with Ord (Best) 15892/32845
Berwick North 15880/32845
Bamburgh 14129/32845
Wooler 13648/32845
Berwick East 10403/32845
Norham and Islandshires 10073/32845
Kelso and District 4099/32845
Jedburgh and District 3966/32845
Mid Berwickshire 3733/32845
East Berwickshire (Worst) 3434/32845

Average rent in Berwick upon Tweed

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Berwick upon Tweed

If you are thinking of moving to Berwick upon Tweed, 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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