Moving to Blyth, Northumberland? What you need to know

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Moving to Blyth, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Blyth in Northumberland? 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 Blyth 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 Blyth the land of milk and honey or are Bedlington, Cramlington and West Bedlington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Blyth

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 Blyth. 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
Blyth 168
Newsham 93
Isabella Pit 93
Bedlington Station 76
Bedlington 59
Cambois 58
New Delaval 33
Bebside 28
South Newsham 23
South Beach 18

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cowpen (Best) 1457/32845
South Blyth 15742/32845
Plessey 16136/32845
Hartley 20006/32845
Newsham 2745/32845
Croft 300/32845
Isabella 3061/32845
Wensleydale 4504/32845
Seghill with Seaton Delaval 6872/32845
Sleekburn (Worst) 8135/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea full of mullet, snapback, tracky bottom wearing idiots

Your Health in Blyth

If you are thinking of moving to Blyth, 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 Blyth 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
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28% 13.57% 31.8% 47.8%
North Tyneside 1.5% 5.3% 15.02% 33.34% 44.84%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34% 16% 32.99% 42.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Plessey (Best) 12857/32845
Hartley 14636/32845
South Blyth 20798/32845
Croft 3176/32845
Cowpen 4438/32845
Isabella 4500/32845
Sleekburn 6428/32845
Wensleydale 6826/32845
Seghill with Seaton Delaval 8217/32845
Newsham (Worst) 8648/32845
Reader Opinion:

Blyth, (Near Newcastle), Northumberland.

Deprivation in Blyth

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 Blyth. 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
Seghill with Seaton Delaval (Best) 11249/32845
Plessey 14740/32845
Hartley 20436/32845
South Blyth 22828/32845
Croft 2357/32845
Cowpen 2756/32845
Isabella 3699/32845
Newsham 7585/32845
Wensleydale 7891/32845
Sleekburn (Worst) 8407/32845

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