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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Dunston 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 Dunston 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 Dunston the land of milk and honey or are Gateshead, Low Fell and Newcastle upon Tyne a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dunston

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 Dunston. 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
Spital Tongues 194
Bensham 169
Saltwell 146
Benwell 114
Teams 85
Dunston 68
Dunston Hill 50
Team Valley 39
Gateshead 39
Lobley Hill 26

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dunston and Teams (Best) 10843/32845
Blaydon 13487/32845
Dunston Hill and Whickham East 15681/32845
Whickham North 21032/32845
Saltwell 2255/32845
Whickham South and Sunniside 26326/32845
Elswick 3849/32845
Monument 7605/32845
Arthur's Hill 8085/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham (Worst) 9175/32845
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Your Health in Dunston

If you are thinking of moving to Dunston, 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 Dunston 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%
North Tyneside 1.5% 5.3% 15.02% 33.34% 44.84%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whickham North (Best) 10336/32845
Whickham South and Sunniside 13695/32845
Elswick 1628/32845
Dunston and Teams 2655/32845
Monument 3977/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 4131/32845
Arthur's Hill 4486/32845
Saltwell 4729/32845
Blaydon 7424/32845
Dunston Hill and Whickham East (Worst) 8610/32845
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Deprivation in Dunston

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 Dunston. 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
Blaydon (Best) 12871/32845
Elswick 1505/32845
Dunston Hill and Whickham East 15069/32845
Whickham North 20046/32845
Whickham South and Sunniside 25609/32845
Saltwell 6332/32845
Dunston and Teams 6358/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 7838/32845
Arthur's Hill 9138/32845
Monument (Worst) 9969/32845

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