Moving to Peterlee, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Peterlee, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Peterlee 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 Peterlee 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 Peterlee the land of milk and honey or are Hartlepool, Seaham and Hetton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Peterlee

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 Peterlee. 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
Horden 101
Little Thorpe 76
Easington Colliery 61
Shotton Colliery 31
Blackhall Colliery 23
Shotton 20
Easington 16
High Hesleden 6
Eden Vale 5
Hesleden 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dawdon (Best) 10263/32845
Peterlee East 1177/32845
Passfield 15195/32845
Horden 3072/32845
Blackhalls 3855/32845
Trimdon and Thornley 4343/32845
Wingate 5557/32845
Peterlee West 5986/32845
Easington 6064/32845
Murton (Worst) 6074/32845
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Your Health in Peterlee

If you are thinking of moving to Peterlee, 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 Peterlee 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 (Peterlee) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59% 15.95% 32.87% 42.6%
Middlesbrough 1.84% 5.78% 14.25% 32.72% 45.41%
Hartlepool 1.85% 6.29% 15.87% 32.73% 43.27%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Horden (Best) 1243/32845
Peterlee East 1476/32845
Blackhalls 2880/32845
Trimdon and Thornley 4064/32845
Peterlee West 4322/32845
Dawdon 4495/32845
Easington 5791/32845
Wingate 5886/32845
Murton 6133/32845
Passfield (Worst) 7603/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Peterlee

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 Peterlee. 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
Passfield (Best) 12709/32845
Peterlee East 2488/32845
Horden 2747/32845
Blackhalls 5601/32845
Peterlee West 6019/32845
Trimdon and Thornley 6036/32845
Dawdon 8409/32845
Wingate 8555/32845
Murton 9034/32845
Easington (Worst) 9414/32845

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    Words fail me when it comes to describe Peterlee

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    Horden: Never make the same mistake as I did

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    Blackhall Colliery – I honestly wish I had never set foot in the place

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