Moving to Wolsingham, Durham? What you need to know

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Moving to Wolsingham, Durham - What you need to know

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

Crime in Wolsingham

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 Wolsingham. 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
Frosterley 7
Inkerman 7
Tow Law 7
Crawleyside 5
Bridge End 3
Fir Tree 1
Bedburn 0
Craigside 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Consett South (Best) 10362/32845
Spennymoor 11459/32845
Evenwood 14622/32845
Consett North 15008/32845
Crook 15376/32845
West Auckland 15552/32845
Delves Lane 15670/32845
Weardale 18125/32845
South Tynedale 25858/32845
Tow Law (Worst) 9511/32845

Your Health in Wolsingham

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

Ward Average rank in England
Weardale (Best) 10322/32845
South Tynedale 18623/32845
Consett South 4515/32845
Tow Law 5939/32845
Consett North 6576/32845
Crook 7051/32845
Delves Lane 7354/32845
West Auckland 7851/32845
Evenwood 9202/32845
Spennymoor (Worst) 9316/32845

Deprivation in Wolsingham

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 Wolsingham. 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
Crook (Best) 10372/32845
Delves Lane 12452/32845
Consett North 12513/32845
West Auckland 12561/32845
Evenwood 12640/32845
Weardale 13801/32845
Spennymoor 14088/32845
South Tynedale 16118/32845
Tow Law 7685/32845
Consett South (Worst) 8029/32845

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