Moving to Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear? What you need to know

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Moving to Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear? 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 Whitley Bay 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 Whitley Bay the land of milk and honey or are Cullercoats, North Shields and Tynemouth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Whitley Bay

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 Whitley Bay. 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
North Shields 154
Chirton 147
Tynemouth 131
Billy Mill 110
Marden 70
Monkseaton 61
Shiremoor 38
Cullercoats 37
Earsdon 35
Holywell 23

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whitley Bay (Best) 11325/32845
Tynemouth 13405/32845
Collingwood 15887/32845
Preston 16104/32845
Cullercoats 19714/32845
Monkseaton South 22095/32845
Monkseaton North 24393/32845
St Mary's 26778/32845
Chirton 3626/32845
Beacon and Bents (Worst) 3816/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tynemouth - Pearly White False Teeth Mouth of the Tyne

Your Health in Whitley Bay

If you are thinking of moving to Whitley Bay, 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 Whitley Bay 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
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59% 15.95% 32.87% 42.6%
Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 5.28% 13.57% 31.8% 47.8%
North Tyneside (Whitley Bay) 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 Whitley Bay. 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 Whitley Bay. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Collingwood (Best) 12234/32845
Preston 12873/32845
Whitley Bay 12893/32845
Tynemouth 13340/32845
Monkseaton South 15769/32845
Cullercoats 16403/32845
Monkseaton North 18017/32845
St Mary's 21340/32845
Beacon and Bents 3115/32845
Chirton (Worst) 3609/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newcastle, just don't

Deprivation in Whitley Bay

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 Whitley Bay. 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
Collingwood (Best) 16227/32845
Tynemouth 18782/32845
Whitley Bay 19446/32845
Preston 20173/32845
Monkseaton South 22485/32845
Cullercoats 23698/32845
Monkseaton North 28073/32845
St Mary's 30718/32845
Chirton 3845/32845
Beacon and Bents (Worst) 4415/32845

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