'Life expectancy gap' in South Tyneside - property prices mirrored in how long people can expect to live

People in the cheapest houses also have the lowest life expectency rates in South Tyneside, a figures have revealed.

By James Harrison
Friday, 07 June, 2019, 16:33
A look at the 'Life Expectancy Gap' in South Tyneside, as compared with house prices

A study of data on house prices found a “life expectancy gap” across communities in South Tyneside.

Men and women in the most affluent parts of the borough can expect up to an extra 15 years of healthy life compared to those in the most deprived neighbourhoods.

Further details of the gulf between the leafier part of the borough and it poorer areas have been revealed in the council’s Integrated Housing Strategy Report, which is due to be debated at next week’s full council meeting.

In his foreword to the report, cabinet member for housing and transport Coun Mark Walsh said: “Housing has a direct impact on the health, wellbeing and educational attainment of a neighbourhood.

“The lack of secure or appropriate accommodation can have a direct impact on an individuals’ physical and mental wellbeing.

“The supply of homes must take into account our changing population and local circumstances in order to provide a balanced housing market that offers choice.”

According to the figures, the average house price in Cleadon and East Boldon is £257.613, compared to £81,760 in Biddick and All Saints.

Biddick and All Saints is the only council ward with an average below £100,000, while Whitburn and Marsden is the only other ward where buyers can expect to break the £200,000 mark.

The sales data mirrors life expectancy figures, which showed South Tyneside’s men and women were likely to live to 82.6 and 87.3, respectively.

Biddick and All Saints had the lowest healthy life expectancy, without serious life-limiting conditions, in the borough for women at just 55.2.

The housing report showed the average house price across South Tyneside in August (2018) was £140,000.

Although only a modest increase on the £137,000 recorded in February 2010, the period in between also saw prices slump as low as £122,000.

 

Average house price by South Tyneside Council ward (August 2018)

Hebburn North Ward – £112,974

Hebburn South Ward – £141,669

Monkton Ward – £130,549

Primrose Ward – £118,311

Bede Ward – £107,394

Fellgate and Hedworth Ward – £135,818

Boldon Colliery Ward – £154,736

Cleadon and East Boldon Ward – £277,315

Whitburn and Marsden Ward – £210,080

Cleadon Park Ward – £175,694

Whiteleas Ward – £105,947

Biddick and All Saints Ward – £81,760

Simonside and Rekendyke Ward – £107,005

West Park Ward – £106,357

Harton Ward – £169,305

Westoe Ward – £132,667

Horsley Hill Ward – £148,738

Beacon and Bents Ward – £133,089

 

Male life expectancy vs healthy life expectancy by South Tyneside Council ward

Beacon and Bents 73.1 – 54.7

Bede ` 74.6 – 55.7

Biddick and All Saints 76.5 – 54.9

Boldon Colliery 78.5 – 60.9

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Cleadon and East Boldon 82.6 – 70.2

Cleadon Park 76.6 – 57.6

Fellgate & Hedworth 78 – 60.6

Harton 76.9 – 60.8

Hebburn North 74.6 – 57.5

Hebburn South 76.1 – 59

Horsley Hill 79 – 62.1

Monkton 75.2 – 58.1

Primrose 75.7 – 54.8

Simonside and Rekendyke 74.7 – 54.6

West Park 79.3 – 60.9

Westoe 76.8 – 61.3

Whitburn and Marsden 78.6 – 62.5

Whiteleas 76 – 57.2

 

Female life expectancy vs healthy life expectancy by South Tyneside Council ward

Beacon and Bents 80.9 – 59.3

Bede ` 80.5 – 56.8

Biddick and All Saints 79 – 55.2

Boldon Colliery 82.1 – 63.1

Cleadon and East Boldon 87.3 – 70.6

Cleadon Park 84 – 60.4

Fellgate & Hedworth 80.8 – 60.3

Harton 82.4 – 62.9

Hebburn North 77.4 – 57.9

Hebburn South 83.4 – 61.7

Horsley Hill 86.3 – 64

Monkton 80.3 – 60.9

Primrose 77.8 – 56.3

Simonside and Rekendyke 79.4 – 55.9

West Park 84.4 – 63.4

Westoe 79.5 – 63

Whitburn and Marsden 85.4 – 64.3

Whiteleas 79.6 – 59

 

 

James Harrison, Local Democracy Reporting Service