Moving to Ponteland, Northumberland? What you need to know

Moving to Ponteland, Northumberland - What you need to know
Moving to Ponteland, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Ponteland a nice place to live?'' 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 Ponteland 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 Ponteland truly a nice place to live, or are Cramlington, Blaydon on tyne and Ryton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ponteland

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 Ponteland. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
North Walbottle 31
Ponteland 15
Callerton 10
Pont 5
Mason 3
High Callerton 2
Black Callerton 2
Callerton Lane End 1
Brenkley 0
Medburn 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ponteland South with Heddon (Best) 31196/32845
Ponteland West 30697/32845
Ponteland North 26449/32845
Chapel 23554/32845
Ponteland East and Stannington 22887/32845
Castle 17072/32845
Callerton & Throckley 12879/32845
Kingston Park South & Newbiggin Hall 10996/32845
Denton & Westerhope 10294/32845
Blakelaw (Worst) 4836/32845

Your Health in Ponteland

If you are thinking of moving to Ponteland, 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 Ponteland compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28%
North Tyneside 1.5% 5.3%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ponteland South with Heddon (Best) 26952/32845
Ponteland West 26251/32845
Ponteland East and Stannington 24742/32845
Ponteland North 23073/32845
Chapel 14607/32845
Castle 12559/32845
Callerton & Throckley 7430/32845
Denton & Westerhope 7008/32845
Kingston Park South & Newbiggin Hall 5231/32845
Blakelaw (Worst) 2727/32845

Deprivation in Ponteland

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 Ponteland. 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
Ponteland South with Heddon (Best) 31205/32845
Ponteland East and Stannington 26782/32845
Ponteland North 26096/32845
Ponteland West 25988/32845
Chapel 25292/32845
Castle 18998/32845
Callerton & Throckley 11663/32845
Denton & Westerhope 10985/32845
Kingston Park South & Newbiggin Hall 8185/32845
Blakelaw (Worst) 4581/32845

Average rent in Ponteland

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Ponteland are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Ponteland.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ponteland

If you are thinking of moving to Ponteland, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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