Moving to Ferryhill, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Ferryhill, Durham - What you need to know

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

Crime in Ferryhill

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 Ferryhill. 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
Ferryhill 56
Tudhoe 55
Great Chilton 41
Chilton Lane 29
Rushford Beck 25
Ferryhill Station 13
Cornforth 10
Mainsforth 8
Tursdale 3
Hett 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Spennymoor (Best) 11459/32845
Chilton 12339/32845
Tudhoe 13196/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 15773/32845
Coxhoe 17360/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 17949/32845
Durham South 26630/32845
Coundon 5136/32845
Aycliffe West 6247/32845
Ferryhill (Worst) 6587/32845
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Your Health in Ferryhill

If you are thinking of moving to Ferryhill, 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 Ferryhill 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 (Ferryhill) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Stockton-on-Tees 1.48% 4.85% 13.77% 33.55% 46.35%
Hartlepool 1.85% 6.29% 15.87% 32.73% 43.27%
Darlington 1.36% 4.51% 14.32% 35.24% 44.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Durham South (Best) 18287/32845
Aycliffe West 3775/32845
Coundon 4497/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 5556/32845
Ferryhill 5739/32845
Chilton 6945/32845
Tudhoe 7575/32845
Coxhoe 8519/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 8742/32845
Spennymoor (Worst) 9316/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Ferryhill

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 Ferryhill. 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
Tudhoe (Best) 11477/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 13808/32845
Spennymoor 14088/32845
Coxhoe 15445/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 15854/32845
Durham South 27801/32845
Coundon 4908/32845
Aycliffe West 5490/32845
Ferryhill 7402/32845
Chilton (Worst) 9848/32845

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