Moving to Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear? What you need to know

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Moving to Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne the land of milk and honey or are Dunston, Gateshead and Longbenton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Newcastle upon Tyne

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne 269
Byker 200
Spital Tongues 194
St Peter’s 185
Felling Shore 185
Fenham 184
Bensham 169
Heaton 151
Jesmond 116
South Gosforth 49

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ouseburn (Best) 10503/32845
Byker 1517/32845
South Jesmond 16610/32845
North Jesmond 17763/32845
Gosforth 18760/32845
Manor Park 24062/32845
Elswick 3849/32845
Monument 7605/32845
Arthur's Hill 8085/32845
Wingrove (Worst) 9217/32845
Reader Opinion:

The Hell That Is Sunderland

Your Health in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Ward Average rank in England
North Jesmond (Best) 13724/32845
Manor Park 14570/32845
Elswick 1628/32845
Gosforth 18012/32845
Monument 3977/32845
Arthur's Hill 4486/32845
Ouseburn 5332/32845
Wingrove 7203/32845
Byker 769/32845
South Jesmond (Worst) 9969/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, geordies mock Sunderland, it's just as bad!

Deprivation in Newcastle upon Tyne

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 Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Wingrove (Best) 12045/32845
Ouseburn 14129/32845
Elswick 1505/32845
Manor Park 22204/32845
South Jesmond 23311/32845
Gosforth 25588/32845
North Jesmond 27165/32845
Byker 772/32845
Arthur's Hill 9138/32845
Monument (Worst) 9969/32845

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