Moving to Hexham, Northumberland? What you need to know

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Moving to Hexham, Northumberland - What you need to know
Moving to Hexham, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hexham in Northumberland? 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 Hexham 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 Hexham the land of milk and honey or are Consett, Corbridge and Prudhoe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hexham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Hexham. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Bridge End 16
Oakwood 16
Hexham 15
Anick 5
Acomb 4
Nether Warden 0
Wall 0
Fourstones 0
Sandhoe 0
Dye House 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Humshaugh (Best) 30504/32845
Corbridge 30233/32845
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 29558/32845
Hexham West 24993/32845
Bywell 24223/32845
Prudhoe North 23727/32845
Hexham Central with Acomb 22550/32845
Hexham East 19722/32845
Prudhoe South 19120/32845
Weardale (Worst) 18125/32845
Reader Opinion:

Consett, the inbred pissy-mattress furnished capital of the North

Your Health in Hexham

If you are thinking of moving to Hexham, 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 Hexham 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%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Humshaugh (Best) 23043/32845
Corbridge 22508/32845
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 21471/32845
Bywell 20537/32845
Hexham West 19384/32845
Hexham Central with Acomb 18664/32845
Prudhoe North 16015/32845
Hexham East 15750/32845
Prudhoe South 13687/32845
Weardale (Worst) 10322/32845

Deprivation in Hexham

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 Hexham. 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
Corbridge (Best) 26694/32845
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 26646/32845
Hexham West 23813/32845
Bywell 23449/32845
Hexham Central with Acomb 22749/32845
Prudhoe North 20918/32845
Humshaugh 19950/32845
Hexham East 19605/32845
Prudhoe South 16548/32845
Weardale (Worst) 13801/32845

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