Moving to Morpeth, Northumberland? What you need to know

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Moving to Morpeth, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Morpeth 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 Morpeth 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 Morpeth the land of milk and honey or are Ashington, Bedlington and West Bedlington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Morpeth

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 Morpeth. 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
Stobhillgate 24
Morpeth 24
Fulbeck 23
High Church 17
Stobhill 10
Loansdean 8
Pegswood 6
Fair Moor 5
Hepscott 2
Mitford 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stakeford (Best) 13832/32845
Bedlington West 13960/32845
Morpeth North 15543/32845
Bothal 16223/32845
Choppington 17048/32845
Morpeth Stobhill 17106/32845
Pegswood 17634/32845
Longhorsley 25732/32845
Morpeth Kirkhill 28830/32845
Bedlington Central (Worst) 5264/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ashington is by far the chavviest town in Northumberland

Your Health in Morpeth

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bedlington Central (Best) 10557/32845
Bedlington West 13111/32845
Pegswood 13231/32845
Morpeth Stobhill 14973/32845
Morpeth North 16454/32845
Morpeth Kirkhill 18245/32845
Longhorsley 20157/32845
Bothal 8353/32845
Choppington 8894/32845
Stakeford (Worst) 9995/32845
Reader Opinion:

Morpeth: Is it really as posh as the posters make it look? No!

Deprivation in Morpeth

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 Morpeth. 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
Bedlington Central (Best) 14100/32845
Choppington 14875/32845
Stakeford 16271/32845
Bothal 16731/32845
Pegswood 16822/32845
Longhorsley 17624/32845
Bedlington West 18365/32845
Morpeth Stobhill 18812/32845
Morpeth North 21174/32845
Morpeth Kirkhill (Worst) 24839/32845

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