Moving to Willington, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Willington, Durham - What you need to know

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

Crime in Willington

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Willington. 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
Crook 39
Billy Row 34
Helmington Row 32
Byers Green 4
Todhills 4
Oakenshaw 3
Page Bank 1
High Grange 1
New Hunwick 0
Binchester Blocks 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Spennymoor (Best) 11459/32845
Brandon 12182/32845
Tudhoe 13196/32845
Crook 15376/32845
West Auckland 15552/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 3690/32845
Woodhouse Close 4740/32845
Coundon 5136/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 8628/32845
Willington and Hunwick (Worst) 9067/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Willington

If you are thinking of moving to Willington, 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 Willington 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 (Willington) 1.82% 6.35% 16.06% 33.43% 42.35%
Sunderland 1.99% 6.59% 15.95% 32.87% 42.6%
Darlington 1.36% 4.51% 14.32% 35.24% 44.57%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Willington. 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 Willington. 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
Shildon and Dene Valley 4337/32845
Coundon 4497/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 6482/32845
Willington and Hunwick 6652/32845
Crook 7051/32845
Brandon 7238/32845
Tudhoe 7575/32845
West Auckland 7851/32845
Spennymoor (Worst) 9316/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Willington

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 Willington. 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
Willington and Hunwick (Best) 10253/32845
Crook 10372/32845
Brandon 11195/32845
Tudhoe 11477/32845
Bishop Auckland Town 12223/32845
West Auckland 12561/32845
Spennymoor 14088/32845
Woodhouse Close 4081/32845
Shildon and Dene Valley 4561/32845
Coundon (Worst) 4908/32845

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