Moving to Stanley, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Stanley, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Stanley 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 Stanley 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 Stanley the land of milk and honey or are Chester le Street, Consett and Birtley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stanley

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 Stanley. 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 Stanley 126
Shield Row 94
South Moor 88
Harperley 70
Tanfield Lea 19
Beamish 16
Tantobie 9
Tanfield 8
High Forge 6
Causey 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pelton (Best) 11036/32845
Stanley 11264/32845
Lamesley 11714/32845
Tanfield 14687/32845
Chester-le-Street North 16370/32845
North Lodge 22916/32845
Burnopfield and Dipton 23675/32845
Lanchester 23952/32845
Craghead and South Moor 6842/32845
Annfield Plain (Worst) 9483/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ellesmere Port is a toilet

Your Health in Stanley

If you are thinking of moving to Stanley, 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 Stanley 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 (Stanley) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59% 15.95% 32.87% 42.6%
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28% 13.57% 31.8% 47.8%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Burnopfield and Dipton (Best) 10049/32845
Chester-le-Street North 11183/32845
Lanchester 12986/32845
North Lodge 16340/32845
Craghead and South Moor 4813/32845
Stanley 4837/32845
Annfield Plain 4945/32845
Lamesley 5582/32845
Tanfield 6877/32845
Pelton (Worst) 9694/32845
Reader Opinion:

Blacon, Chester, where you can either take drugs, sell drugs or leave

Deprivation in Stanley

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 Stanley. 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
Tanfield (Best) 11731/32845
Pelton 14908/32845
Chester-le-Street North 18248/32845
Burnopfield and Dipton 19170/32845
Lanchester 20623/32845
North Lodge 26141/32845
Craghead and South Moor 4672/32845
Annfield Plain 6177/32845
Stanley 6560/32845
Lamesley (Worst) 8595/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Stanley, County Durham: Bleak, Depressing, Godawful.

    Stanley, County Durham: Bleak, Depressing, Godawful.

  2. Mixed bag for Darlington (Darlo)

    Mixed bag for Darlington (Darlo)

  3. Darlington, full of old men who still think they’re 20 but are closer to 50

    Darlington, full of old men who still think they’re 20 but are closer to 50

  4. Sacriston known as ‘Segga’ by the locals or ‘Smakriston’

    Sacriston known as ‘Segga’ by the locals or ‘Smakriston’

  5. Consett, the ****** pissy-mattress furnished capital of the North

    Consett, the ****** pissy-mattress furnished capital of the North

  6. Stanley Crook – A place where no one lives and no one has heard of

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

  7. Ferryhill: the town’s female population are permanently pregnant

    Ferryhill: the town’s female population are permanently pregnant

  8. Willington & Sunnybrow, bleak sh*tholes somewhere in County Durham

    Willington & Sunnybrow, bleak sh*tholes somewhere in County Durham

  9. Darlington: Town of Brass Bands and Despair

    Darlington: Town of Brass Bands and Despair