Moving to Birtley, Tyne and Wear? What you need to know

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Moving to Birtley, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know
Moving to Birtley, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Birtley in Tyne and Wear? 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 Birtley 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 Birtley the land of milk and honey or are Low Fell, Sheriff Hill and Washington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Birtley

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 Birtley. 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
Portobello 50
Ayton 49
Lambton 39
Harlow Green 35
Birtley 35
Blackfell 29
Springwell 29
Low Eighton 28
Albany 27
Barley Mow 20

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

Ward Average rank in England
North Lodge (Best) 22916/32845
Washington South 22077/32845
Washington West 19464/32845
Washington Central 18744/32845
Chester-le-Street North 16370/32845
Low Fell 13840/32845
Birtley 11839/32845
Lamesley 11714/32845
Pelton 11036/32845
Chowdene (Worst) 10389/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, just don't

Your Health in Birtley

If you are thinking of moving to Birtley, 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 Birtley 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
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59% 15.95% 32.87% 42.6%
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28% 13.57% 31.8% 47.8%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34% 16% 32.99% 42.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
North Lodge (Best) 16340/32845
Low Fell 14232/32845
Washington South 11460/32845
Chester-le-Street North 11183/32845
Pelton 9694/32845
Washington Central 8988/32845
Washington West 8270/32845
Birtley 6350/32845
Lamesley 5582/32845
Chowdene (Worst) 5382/32845
Reader Opinion:

Washington, Tyne & Wear, the sh*t on the boot which is Sunderland

Deprivation in Birtley

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 Birtley. 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
North Lodge (Best) 26141/32845
Low Fell 22251/32845
Chester-le-Street North 18248/32845
Washington South 16939/32845
Pelton 14908/32845
Washington West 14864/32845
Washington Central 13808/32845
Chowdene 10911/32845
Birtley 10474/32845
Lamesley (Worst) 8595/32845

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