Moving to Sedgefield, Durham? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Sedgefield 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 Sedgefield 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 Sedgefield the land of milk and honey or are Ferryhill, Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sedgefield

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 Sedgefield. 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
Great Chilton 24
Chilton Lane 19
Ferryhill Station 17
Mainsforth 9
Foxton 8
Garmondsway 3
Fishburn 2
Bishop Middleham 0
Embleton 0
Butterwick 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northern Parishes (Best) 27921/32845
Rural West 19674/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 17949/32845
Coxhoe 17360/32845
Sedgefield 17111/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 15773/32845
Chilton 12339/32845
Ferryhill 6587/32845
Aycliffe West 6247/32845
Wingate (Worst) 5557/32845
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Your Health in Sedgefield

If you are thinking of moving to Sedgefield, 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 Sedgefield 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 (Sedgefield) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Stockton-on-Tees 1.48% 4.85% 13.77% 33.55% 46.35%
Hartlepool 1.85% 6.29% 15.87% 32.73% 43.27%
Darlington 1.36% 4.51% 14.32% 35.24% 44.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rural West (Best) 17473/32845
Northern Parishes 16449/32845
Sedgefield 10801/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 8742/32845
Coxhoe 8519/32845
Chilton 6945/32845
Wingate 5886/32845
Ferryhill 5739/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 5556/32845
Aycliffe West (Worst) 3775/32845
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Deprivation in Sedgefield

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 Sedgefield. 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
Rural West (Best) 25259/32845
Northern Parishes 24954/32845
Sedgefield 18598/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 15854/32845
Coxhoe 15445/32845
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth 13808/32845
Chilton 9848/32845
Wingate 8555/32845
Ferryhill 7402/32845
Aycliffe West (Worst) 5490/32845

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