Moving to Seaham, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Seaham, Durham - What you need to know
Moving to Seaham, Durham - What you need to know

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

Crime in Seaham

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 Seaham. 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
Grangetown 56
Ryhope Colliery 49
Parkside 40
Greenhill 32
Cold Hesledon 31
Dalton-le-Dale 31
Ryhope 24
Northlea 24
Burdon 11
Old Burdon 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Doxford (Best) 22070/32845
Seaham 19275/32845
Deneside 13020/32845
Silksworth 12909/32845
Ryhope 10954/32845
Dawdon 10263/32845
St Michael's 8162/32845
Murton 6074/32845
Easington 6064/32845
Horden (Worst) 3072/32845
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Your Health in Seaham

If you are thinking of moving to Seaham, 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 Seaham 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 (Seaham) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59% 15.95% 32.87% 42.6%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34% 16% 32.99% 42.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Doxford (Best) 10791/32845
Seaham 10402/32845
St Michael's 8948/32845
Silksworth 7847/32845
Murton 6133/32845
Deneside 6066/32845
Ryhope 5952/32845
Easington 5791/32845
Dawdon 4495/32845
Horden (Worst) 1243/32845
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Deprivation in Seaham

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 Seaham. 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
Seaham (Best) 19192/32845
Doxford 17140/32845
St Michael's 13869/32845
Silksworth 12006/32845
Ryhope 9909/32845
Easington 9414/32845
Murton 9034/32845
Deneside 9012/32845
Dawdon 8409/32845
Horden (Worst) 2747/32845

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