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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Howdon a nice place to live?'' 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 Howdon 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 Howdon truly a nice place to live, or are Jarrow, Wallsend and Willington Quay a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Howdon

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 Howdon. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
North Shields 138
Holy Cross 124
Chirton 123
Tyne Dock 91
Mill Dam 78
Hebburn Colliery 78
Billy Mill 72
Hebburn 71
Battle Hill 54
Jarrow 44

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

Ward Average rank in England
Preston (Best) 16104/32845
Battle Hill 14597/32845
Hebburn North 12639/32845
Monkton 11056/32845
Primrose 10430/32845
Howdon 8480/32845
Walkergate 6565/32845
Riverside 4433/32845
Chirton 3626/32845
Wallsend (Worst) 2864/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hedworth or 'Badwaff' as the Jarrow locals call it

Your Health in Howdon

If you are thinking of moving to Howdon, 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 Howdon compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59%
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28%
North Tyneside (Howdon) 1.5% 5.3%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Preston (Best) 12873/32845
Battle Hill 11068/32845
Wallsend 6320/32845
Howdon 5210/32845
Monkton 4547/32845
Hebburn North 4510/32845
Riverside 4308/32845
Primrose 4180/32845
Walkergate 3854/32845
Chirton (Worst) 3609/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, just don't

Deprivation in Howdon

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 Howdon. 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
Preston (Best) 20173/32845
Battle Hill 15247/32845
Hebburn North 9682/32845
Monkton 7672/32845
Wallsend 7063/32845
Walkergate 6668/32845
Howdon 6372/32845
Riverside 5949/32845
Primrose 5374/32845
Chirton (Worst) 3845/32845

Average rent in Howdon

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Howdon are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Howdon.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Howdon

If you are thinking of moving to Howdon, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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