Moving to Shildon, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Shildon, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Shildon 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 Shildon 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 Shildon the land of milk and honey or are Bishop Auckland, Durham and Newton Aycliffe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Shildon

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Shildon. 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
South Church 77
Close House 63
Bishop Auckland 62
Shildon 50
Old Eldon 46
New Coundon 39
Grange Hill 35
Tindale Crescent 29
Leasingthorne 15
Bildershaw 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Spennymoor (Best) 11459/32845
Chilton 12339/32845
Aycliffe East 12820/32845
West Auckland 15552/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 17949/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 3690/32845
Woodhouse Close 4740/32845
Coundon 5136/32845
Aycliffe West 6247/32845
Bishop Auckland Town (Worst) 8628/32845
Reader Opinion:

Mixed bag for Darlington (Darlo)

Your Health in Shildon

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

Ward Average rank in England
Woodhouse Close (Best) 2472/32845
Aycliffe West 3775/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 4337/32845
Coundon 4497/32845
Aycliffe East 5442/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 6482/32845
Chilton 6945/32845
West Auckland 7851/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 8742/32845
Spennymoor (Worst) 9316/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stanley Crook - A place where no one lives and no one has heard of

Deprivation in Shildon

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 Shildon. 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
Bishop Auckland Town (Best) 12223/32845
West Auckland 12561/32845
Spennymoor 14088/32845
Aycliffe North and Middridge 15854/32845
Woodhouse Close 4081/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 4561/32845
Coundon 4908/32845
Aycliffe West 5490/32845
Chilton 9848/32845
Aycliffe East (Worst) 9982/32845

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