Moving to North Shields, Tyne and Wear? What you need to know

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Moving to North Shields, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know
Moving to North Shields, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to North Shields 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 North Shields 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 North Shields the land of milk and honey or are Cullercoats, South Shields and Tynemouth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in North Shields

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 North Shields. 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
South Shields 142
North Shields 138
Chirton 123
Tynemouth 113
Tyne Dock 91
Mill Dam 78
Billy Mill 72
Marden 48
Jarrow 44
Cullercoats 37

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cullercoats (Best) 19714/32845
Horsley Hill 16762/32845
Preston 16104/32845
Westoe 15938/32845
Tynemouth 13405/32845
West Park 9149/32845
Howdon 8480/32845
Beacon and Bents 3816/32845
Chirton 3626/32845
Simonside and Rekendyke (Worst) 3426/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, just don't

Your Health in North Shields

If you are thinking of moving to North Shields, 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 North Shields 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%
North Tyneside (North Shields) 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 North Shields. 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 North Shields. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Cullercoats (Best) 16403/32845
Tynemouth 13340/32845
Preston 12873/32845
Westoe 9731/32845
West Park 8020/32845
Horsley Hill 7636/32845
Howdon 5210/32845
Chirton 3609/32845
Beacon and Bents 3115/32845
Simonside and Rekendyke (Worst) 1942/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dartford: once a thriving market town, now in decline

Deprivation in North Shields

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 North Shields. 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
Cullercoats (Best) 23698/32845
Preston 20173/32845
Tynemouth 18782/32845
Westoe 17691/32845
Horsley Hill 13517/32845
West Park 12770/32845
Howdon 6372/32845
Beacon and Bents 4415/32845
Chirton 3845/32845
Simonside and Rekendyke (Worst) 2682/32845

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