Moving to Newton Aycliffe, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Newton Aycliffe, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Newton Aycliffe in Durham? 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 Newton Aycliffe 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 Newton Aycliffe the land of milk and honey or are Ferryhill, Sedgefield and Shildon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Newton Aycliffe

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 Newton Aycliffe. 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
Shildon 84
Newton Aycliffe 71
Old Eldon 53
Chilton 41
Great Chilton 41
Chilton Lane 29
Leasingthorne 19
Rushyford 7
Aycliffe Village 2
Redworth 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harrowgate Hill (Best) 12257/32845
Chilton 12339/32845
Brinkburn & Faverdale 12772/32845
Aycliffe East 12820/32845
Sedgefield 17111/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 17949/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 3690/32845
Coundon 5136/32845
Aycliffe West 6247/32845
Bishop Auckland Town (Worst) 8628/32845
Reader Opinion:

Horden: Never make the same mistake as I did

Your Health in Newton Aycliffe

If you are thinking of moving to Newton Aycliffe, 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 Newton Aycliffe 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
County Durham (Newton Aycliffe) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Stockton-on-Tees 1.48% 4.85% 13.77% 33.55% 46.35%
Hartlepool 1.85% 6.29% 15.87% 32.73% 43.27%
Darlington 1.36% 4.51% 14.32% 35.24% 44.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harrowgate Hill (Best) 10709/32845
Sedgefield 10801/32845
Brinkburn & Faverdale 14368/32845
Aycliffe West 3775/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 4337/32845
Coundon 4497/32845
Aycliffe East 5442/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 6482/32845
Chilton 6945/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge (Worst) 8742/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ferryhill: What a f**king sh*theap

Deprivation in Newton Aycliffe

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 Newton Aycliffe. 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
Bishop Auckland Town (Best) 12223/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 15854/32845
Harrowgate Hill 17513/32845
Sedgefield 18598/32845
Brinkburn & Faverdale 19384/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 4561/32845
Coundon 4908/32845
Aycliffe West 5490/32845
Chilton 9848/32845
Aycliffe East (Worst) 9982/32845

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