Moving to Hartlepool, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Hartlepool, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool the land of milk and honey or are Billingham, Peterlee and Stockton on Tees a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hartlepool

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 Hartlepool. 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
Hartlepool 192
Hart Station 21
Blackhall Rocks 16
Hart 6
Crimdon Park 5
Elwick 5
Dalton Piercy 5
Brierton 4
Greatham 3
Monk Hesleden 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
De Bruce (Best) 12459/32845
Seaton 14700/32845
Fens and Rossmere 15031/32845
Hart 20674/32845
Victoria 3392/32845
Burn Valley 4746/32845
Foggy Furze 4939/32845
Headland and Harbour 5135/32845
Jesmond 7178/32845
Manor House (Worst) 9154/32845
Reader Opinion:

Words fail me when it comes to describe Peterlee

Your Health in Hartlepool

If you are thinking of moving to Hartlepool, 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 Hartlepool 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%
Middlesbrough 1.84% 5.78% 14.25% 32.72% 45.41%
Redcar and Cleveland 1.79% 6.05% 15.87% 33.91% 42.38%
Hartlepool (Hartlepool) 1.85% 6.29% 15.87% 32.73% 43.27%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hart (Best) 15673/32845
Headland and Harbour 2047/32845
Victoria 3910/32845
Burn Valley 5045/32845
Manor House 6357/32845
Seaton 6462/32845
Foggy Furze 6722/32845
Jesmond 7373/32845
Fens and Rossmere 7398/32845
De Bruce (Worst) 8953/32845
Reader Opinion:

Darlington: Town of Brass Bands and Despair

Deprivation in Hartlepool

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 Hartlepool. 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
Fens and Rossmere (Best) 11057/32845
De Bruce 11675/32845
Seaton 12023/32845
Headland and Harbour 2297/32845
Hart 23857/32845
Victoria 5660/32845
Burn Valley 7453/32845
Manor House 8174/32845
Foggy Furze 9458/32845
Jesmond (Worst) 9747/32845

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