Moving to Tow Law, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Tow Law, Durham - What you need to know
Moving to Tow Law, Durham - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Tow Law 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 Tow Law 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 Tow Law the land of milk and honey or are Crook, Eastington and Wolsingham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Tow Law

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 Tow Law. 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
Crook 31
Billy Row 23
Helmington Row 21
Waterhouses 15
Esh Winning 13
Inkerman 5
Tow Law 5
Oakenshaw 3
Craigside 2
Fir Tree 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lanchester (Best) 23952/32845
Delves Lane 15670/32845
West Auckland 15552/32845
Crook 15376/32845
Evenwood 14622/32845
Spennymoor 11459/32845
Consett South 10362/32845
Tow Law 9511/32845
Annfield Plain 9483/32845
Willington and Hunwick (Worst) 9067/32845
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Your Health in Tow Law

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lanchester (Best) 12986/32845
Spennymoor 9316/32845
Evenwood 9202/32845
West Auckland 7851/32845
Delves Lane 7354/32845
Crook 7051/32845
Willington and Hunwick 6652/32845
Tow Law 5939/32845
Annfield Plain 4945/32845
Consett South (Worst) 4515/32845

Deprivation in Tow Law

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 Tow Law. 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
Lanchester (Best) 20623/32845
Spennymoor 14088/32845
Evenwood 12640/32845
West Auckland 12561/32845
Delves Lane 12452/32845
Crook 10372/32845
Willington and Hunwick 10253/32845
Consett South 8029/32845
Tow Law 7685/32845
Annfield Plain (Worst) 6177/32845

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