Moving to Darlington, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Darlington, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Darlington 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 Darlington 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 Darlington the land of milk and honey or are Eaglescliffe, Newton Aycliffe and Shildon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Darlington

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Darlington. 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
Harrowgate Hill 194
Firth Moor 111
Harrowgate Village 103
Cockerton 90
Faverdale 88
Great Burdon 61
Beaumont Hill 39
Barmpton 32
Black Banks 15
Blackwell 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hummersknott (Best) 18753/32845
Northgate 2169/32845
Bank Top & Lascelles 2450/32845
Park East 2456/32845
Pierremont 3852/32845
Eastbourne 4414/32845
North Road 4863/32845
Stephenson 4927/32845
Park West 5947/32845
College (Worst) 8756/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlington, during the day is when normal people dilute the arsewipes

Your Health in Darlington

If you are thinking of moving to Darlington, 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 Darlington 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 1.48% 4.85% 13.77% 33.55% 46.35%
Darlington (Darlington) 1.36% 4.51% 14.32% 35.24% 44.57%
Hambleton 0.97% 3.33% 12.6% 34.42% 48.67%
Richmondshire 0.76% 2.93% 11.52% 33.45% 51.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Park West (Best) 11135/32845
College 12969/32845
Hummersknott 18658/32845
Bank Top & Lascelles 3032/32845
Northgate 4071/32845
Stephenson 4902/32845
Eastbourne 5414/32845
Park East 5654/32845
North Road 5972/32845
Pierremont (Worst) 9567/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlington: Town of Brass Bands and Despair

Deprivation in Darlington

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 Darlington. 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
Pierremont (Best) 10932/32845
Park West 16445/32845
College 19511/32845
Hummersknott 29701/32845
Northgate 4149/32845
Bank Top & Lascelles 4488/32845
Stephenson 5784/32845
Park East 5964/32845
Eastbourne 7894/32845
North Road (Worst) 8885/32845

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