Moving to Rothbury, Northumberland? What you need to know

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Moving to Rothbury, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Rothbury in Northumberland? 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 Rothbury 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 Rothbury the land of milk and honey or are Alnwick, Amble and Morpeth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rothbury

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 Rothbury. 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
Coquet 3
Knocklaw 3
Harbottle 1
Felton 0
Longhorsley 0
Foxton Burn 0
Edlingham 0
Aln 0
Newton on the Moor 0
Netherwitton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Amble (Best) 11595/32845
Pegswood 17634/32845
Druridge Bay 17824/32845
Alnwick 17932/32845
Amble West with Warkworth 20879/32845
Wooler 28829/32845
Morpeth Kirkhill 28830/32845
Rothbury 29510/32845
Longhoughton 29635/32845
Shilbottle (Worst) 29914/32845
Reader Opinion:

Morpeth: Is it really as posh as the posters make it look? No!

Your Health in Rothbury

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pegswood (Best) 13231/32845
Morpeth Kirkhill 18245/32845
Alnwick 18812/32845
Shilbottle 20106/32845
Amble West with Warkworth 20190/32845
Rothbury 20335/32845
Wooler 22476/32845
Longhoughton 24035/32845
Amble 7754/32845
Druridge Bay (Worst) 8646/32845
Reader Opinion:

Amble: the population of 6,022 is now almost entirely related

Deprivation in Rothbury

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 Rothbury. 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
Druridge Bay (Best) 12012/32845
Wooler 13648/32845
Pegswood 16822/32845
Rothbury 17779/32845
Longhoughton 20345/32845
Alnwick 20587/32845
Shilbottle 21083/32845
Amble West with Warkworth 22138/32845
Morpeth Kirkhill 24839/32845
Amble (Worst) 9136/32845

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  1. Seahouses: they hide the ****** so you see what they want you to see

    Seahouses: they hide the ****** so you see what they want you to see

  2. Amble: the population of 6,022 is now almost entirely related

    Amble: the population of 6,022 is now almost entirely related

  3. Newbiggin-By-The-Sea full of mullet, snapback, tracky bottom wearing idiots

    Newbiggin-By-The-Sea full of mullet, snapback, tracky bottom wearing idiots

  4. Morpeth: Is it really as posh as the posters make it look? No!

    Morpeth: Is it really as posh as the posters make it look? No!

  5. Wooler: in the morning it’s a lovely rural town, by midday it changes

    Wooler: in the morning it’s a lovely rural town, by midday it changes

  6. Ashington is now a necrotic ulcer on the nether regions of the North East

    Ashington is now a necrotic ulcer on the nether regions of the North East

  7. Ashington is by far the ********* town in Northumberland

    Ashington is by far the ********* town in Northumberland

  8. Blyth, still the **** capital of Northumberland…..but now with a KFC

    Blyth, still the **** capital of Northumberland…..but now with a KFC