Moving to Low Fell, Tyne and Wear? What you need to know

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Moving to Low Fell, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know
Moving to Low Fell, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Low Fell 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 Low Fell 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 Low Fell the land of milk and honey or are Gateshead, Sheriff Hill and Windy Nook a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Low Fell

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 Low Fell. 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
Saltwell 157
Carr Hill 154
Felling 115
Sheriff Hill 75
Beacon Lough 68
Harlow Green 35
Team Valley 27
Gateshead 27
Chowdene 22
Lamesley 18

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whickham South and Sunniside (Best) 26326/32845
Low Fell 13840/32845
Chowdene 10389/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 9175/32845
High Fell 7498/32845
Windy Nook and Whitehills 6215/32845
Bridges 3074/32845
Felling 2778/32845
Saltwell 2255/32845
Deckham (Worst) 2036/32845
Reader Opinion:

The main industry in South Shields is shoplifting

Your Health in Low Fell

If you are thinking of moving to Low Fell, 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 Low Fell 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
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59% 15.95% 32.87% 42.6%
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28% 13.57% 31.8% 47.8%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34% 16% 32.99% 42.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Low Fell (Best) 14232/32845
Whickham South and Sunniside 13695/32845
Chowdene 5382/32845
Saltwell 4729/32845
Windy Nook and Whitehills 4568/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 4131/32845
Deckham 3920/32845
High Fell 3635/32845
Bridges 2716/32845
Felling (Worst) 1765/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hedworth or 'Badwaff' as the Jarrow locals call it

Deprivation in Low Fell

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 Low Fell. 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
Whickham South and Sunniside (Best) 25609/32845
Low Fell 22251/32845
Chowdene 10911/32845
Lobley Hill and Bensham 7838/32845
Windy Nook and Whitehills 7258/32845
High Fell 7013/32845
Saltwell 6332/32845
Deckham 5884/32845
Bridges 4949/32845
Felling (Worst) 2334/32845

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