Moving to Wooler, Northumberland? What you need to know

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Moving to Wooler, Northumberland - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wooler 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 Wooler 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 Wooler the land of milk and honey or are Alnwick, Berwick upon Tweed and Coldstream a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wooler

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 Wooler. 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
Elwick 2
Belford 1
Haggerston 1
Ford Forge 1
Milfield 0
Ford Hill 0
Fenwick 0
Ancroft Northmoor 0
Shoresdean 0
Aln 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Berwick North (Best) 14650/32845
Berwick East 16564/32845
Alnwick 17932/32845
Berwick West with Ord 26020/32845
Norham and Islandshires 28417/32845
Bamburgh 28566/32845
Wooler 28829/32845
Longhoughton 29635/32845
Shilbottle 29914/32845
Kelso and District (Worst) 5199/32845
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Your Health in Wooler

If you are thinking of moving to Wooler, 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 Wooler 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%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Berwick East (Best) 11153/32845
Berwick West with Ord 14382/32845
Berwick North 14437/32845
Alnwick 18812/32845
Bamburgh 19167/32845
Norham and Islandshires 19327/32845
Shilbottle 20106/32845
Wooler 22476/32845
Longhoughton 24035/32845
Kelso and District (Worst) 4373/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wooler: in the morning it's a lovely rural town, by midday it changes

Deprivation in Wooler

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 Wooler. 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
Norham and Islandshires (Best) 10073/32845
Berwick East 10403/32845
Wooler 13648/32845
Bamburgh 14129/32845
Berwick North 15880/32845
Berwick West with Ord 15892/32845
Longhoughton 20345/32845
Alnwick 20587/32845
Shilbottle 21083/32845
Kelso and District (Worst) 4099/32845

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  1. Wooler: in the morning it’s a lovely rural town, by midday it changes

    Wooler: in the morning it’s a lovely rural town, by midday it changes

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    Newbiggin-By-The-Sea full of mullet, snapback, tracky bottom wearing idiots

  3. Blyth, still the **** capital of Northumberland…..but now with a KFC

    Blyth, still the **** capital of Northumberland…..but now with a KFC

  4. Seahouses: they hide the ****** so you see what they want you to see

    Seahouses: they hide the ****** so you see what they want you to see

  5. Ashington is by far the ********* town in Northumberland

    Ashington is by far the ********* town in Northumberland

  6. Morpeth: Is it really as posh as the posters make it look? No!

    Morpeth: Is it really as posh as the posters make it look? No!

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

  8. Ashington is now a necrotic ulcer on the nether regions of the North East

    Ashington is now a necrotic ulcer on the nether regions of the North East