The 30 poorest Northumberland neighbourhoods based on average income, including Hexham, Alnwick and Blyth

The cost of living crisis is biting many households in Northumberland and this list may give you an idea of where residents might be feeling the push the most.

Many of us are finding money a struggle as the cost-of-living crisis mounts, but people in some pockets of Northumberland could be feeling the pinch far more.

We’ve compiled a list of the neighbourhoods in Northumberland with the lowest estimated average annual household income, based on the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics. These are the areas which could be far less able to afford the rocketing cost of food and bills.

The ONS breaks Northumberland down into 40 neighbourhoods called Middle-layer Super Output Areas (MSOA). We’ve included the 30 neighbourhoods with the lowest average household incomes in the region such as Alnwick, Hexham and Blyth.

The highest-earning neighbourhoods, which aren’t included in this list from lowest to highest earning are; Haydon Bridge & Allendale; Rothbury & Longframlington; Ponteland; Blyth South; Wylam & Ovingham; Stocksfield, Riding Mill & Corbridge; Longhorsley, Hepscott & Capheaton; Darras Hall, Stamfordham & Heddon; Morpeth South & West; North Cramlington.

North Cramlington households bring in an average of £56,200 annualy with Haydon Bridge & Allendale at £40,900.

The average income statistics are the latest available by neighbourhood, published by the Office for National Statistics in March 2020 and relating to the financial year ending 2018.

Total annual household income is the sum of the before-tax income of every member of the household, plus any income from benefits. The estimates were calculated by the ONS using various sources of information, including the 2011 Census and the annual Family Resources Survey.