Moving to Chester le Street, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Chester le Street, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Chester le Street 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 Chester le Street 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 Chester le Street the land of milk and honey or are Birtley, Houghton le Spring and Washington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Chester le Street

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 Chester le Street. 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
South Pelaw 66
Chester-Le-Street 64
Pelton 46
Newfield 39
Barley Mow 34
Bournmoor 31
Harraton 29
Pelton Fell 27
Chester Moor 23
Great Lumley 7

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pelton (Best) 11036/32845
Lamesley 11714/32845
Birtley 11839/32845
Chester-le-Street East 15700/32845
Chester-le-Street North 16370/32845
Lumley 17091/32845
Chester-le-Street South 22564/32845
North Lodge 22916/32845
Chester-le-Street West Central 7574/32845
Sacriston (Worst) 8927/32845
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Your Health in Chester le Street

If you are thinking of moving to Chester le Street, 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 Chester le Street 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
County Durham (Chester le Street) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59% 15.95% 32.87% 42.6%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34% 16% 32.99% 42.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chester-le-Street North (Best) 11183/32845
Chester-le-Street East 12962/32845
Chester-le-Street South 14677/32845
North Lodge 16340/32845
Chester-le-Street West Central 4112/32845
Lamesley 5582/32845
Birtley 6350/32845
Sacriston 6633/32845
Lumley 8844/32845
Pelton (Worst) 9694/32845
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Deprivation in Chester le Street

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 Chester le Street. 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
Birtley (Best) 10474/32845
Sacriston 10992/32845
Pelton 14908/32845
Lumley 16547/32845
Chester-le-Street North 18248/32845
Chester-le-Street South 22197/32845
Chester-le-Street East 22874/32845
North Lodge 26141/32845
Chester-le-Street West Central 7465/32845
Lamesley (Worst) 8595/32845

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