Moving to Billingham, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Billingham, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Billingham 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 Billingham 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 Billingham the land of milk and honey or are Stockton on Tees, Stockton on Tees and Thornaby on Tees a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Billingham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Billingham. 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
Port Clarence 184
Norton 165
Stockton-on-Tees 134
Portrack 101
Billingham 62
Hardwick 56
Newton Bewley 49
Bishopsgarth 41
Greatham 3
Fulthorpe 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Roseworth (Best) 10542/32845
Norton North 11851/32845
Billingham East 13765/32845
Billingham Central 13997/32845
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree 18550/32845
Billingham South 20357/32845
Billingham North 23872/32845
Billingham West 26754/32845
Norton West 29030/32845
Norton South (Worst) 8909/32845
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Your Health in Billingham

If you are thinking of moving to Billingham, 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 Billingham 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
Stockton-on-Tees (Billingham) 1.48% 4.85% 13.77% 33.55% 46.35%
Middlesbrough 1.84% 5.78% 14.25% 32.72% 45.41%
Redcar and Cleveland 1.79% 6.05% 15.87% 33.91% 42.38%
Hartlepool 1.85% 6.29% 15.87% 32.73% 43.27%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Billingham North (Best) 10632/32845
Norton West 12660/32845
Billingham West 13113/32845
Roseworth 2423/32845
Billingham East 3659/32845
Norton South 3798/32845
Billingham South 4353/32845
Billingham Central 4567/32845
Norton North 5306/32845
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree (Worst) 6998/32845

Deprivation in Billingham

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 Billingham. 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
Norton North (Best) 10172/32845
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree 15561/32845
Billingham North 20129/32845
Billingham West 22401/32845
Norton West 23849/32845
Roseworth 5060/32845
Billingham East 6322/32845
Norton South 6730/32845
Billingham Central 7331/32845
Billingham South (Worst) 9095/32845

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