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

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

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

Crime in Gateshead

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 Gateshead. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne 269
Byker 200
Carr Hill 197
St Peter’s 185
Felling Shore 185
Felling 181
Bensham 169
Old Fold 156
Saltwell 146
Teams 85

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ouseburn (Best) 10503/32845
Byker 1517/32845
South Jesmond 16610/32845
Deckham 2036/32845
Saltwell 2255/32845
Felling 2778/32845
Bridges 3074/32845
Elswick 3849/32845
Monument 7605/32845
Arthur's Hill (Worst) 8085/32845
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Your Health in Gateshead

If you are thinking of moving to Gateshead, 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 Gateshead 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 Gateshead. 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 Gateshead. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Elswick (Best) 1628/32845
Felling 1765/32845
Bridges 2716/32845
Deckham 3920/32845
Monument 3977/32845
Arthur's Hill 4486/32845
Saltwell 4729/32845
Ouseburn 5332/32845
Byker 769/32845
South Jesmond (Worst) 9969/32845
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Deprivation in Gateshead

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 Gateshead. 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
Ouseburn (Best) 14129/32845
Elswick 1505/32845
South Jesmond 23311/32845
Felling 2334/32845
Bridges 4949/32845
Deckham 5884/32845
Saltwell 6332/32845
Byker 772/32845
Arthur's Hill 9138/32845
Monument (Worst) 9969/32845

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