Moving to West Bedlington, Northumberland? What you need to know

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Moving to West Bedlington, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to West Bedlington in Northumberland? 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 West Bedlington 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 West Bedlington the land of milk and honey or are Bedlington, Blyth and Cramlington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in West Bedlington

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 West Bedlington. 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
Bedlington Station 76
Bedlington 59
Choppington 36
Bomarsund 28
Bebside 28
Stakeford 28
Sheepwash 22
Nedderton 5
Bothal 3
Hepscott 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stakeford (Best) 13832/32845
Bedlington West 13960/32845
Choppington 17048/32845
Cramlington West 23329/32845
Kitty Brewster 2451/32845
Cramlington North 25898/32845
Newsham 2745/32845
Bedlington East 4420/32845
Bedlington Central 5264/32845
Sleekburn (Worst) 8135/32845
Reader Opinion:

Blyth, (Near Newcastle), Northumberland.

Your Health in West Bedlington

If you are thinking of moving to West Bedlington, 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 West Bedlington 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
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28% 13.57% 31.8% 47.8%
North Tyneside 1.5% 5.3% 15.02% 33.34% 44.84%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34% 16% 32.99% 42.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bedlington Central (Best) 10557/32845
Cramlington West 12491/32845
Bedlington West 13111/32845
Cramlington North 18443/32845
Sleekburn 6428/32845
Bedlington East 6974/32845
Kitty Brewster 7230/32845
Newsham 8648/32845
Choppington 8894/32845
Stakeford (Worst) 9995/32845
Reader Opinion:

Amble: the population of 6,022 is now almost entirely related

Deprivation in West Bedlington

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 West Bedlington. 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
Bedlington Central (Best) 14100/32845
Choppington 14875/32845
Stakeford 16271/32845
Cramlington West 16900/32845
Bedlington West 18365/32845
Cramlington North 25295/32845
Kitty Brewster 5557/32845
Newsham 7585/32845
Bedlington East 7616/32845
Sleekburn (Worst) 8407/32845

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