Revealed: Which area of Sunderland is the city's fast food capital?

A new Public Health England table shows how Sunderland fares in the fast-food stakes
A new Public Health England table shows how Sunderland fares in the fast-food stakes
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A new map today reveals which area of Sunderland is the city's fast food capital.

New data published by Public Health England (PHE) shows how many fast food outlets, including burger bars, kebab and chip shops, are in each local authority - and also shows a ward-by-ward breakdown.

Sunderland has 265 fast food outlets, which works out at a rate of 95.7 per 100,000 population.

And it is Hendon, which has the highest number, totalling 27.

According to Public Health figures, the number of fast food outlets in each ward of Sunderland City Council is as follows:

27 - Hendon
22 - Millfield
21 - Washington North
20 - St Peter's
19 - Houghton
14 - Barnes
13 - Pallion
12 - Silksworth, Washington Central
10 - Fulwell, Shiney Row, Southwick
9 - Hetton
8 - Ryhope, St Anne's, St Michael's, Sandhill
6 - Castle, Washington West
5 - Copt Hill, Redhill
4 - St Chad's, Washington East
3 - Doxford
1 - Washington South

Nationally, the map shows that there are generally more fast food outlets in deprived areas than in more affluent areas.

In the North East the local authority with the highest density of fast food outlets per 100,000 population is Hartlepool (143.6 per 100,000 people). This contrasts with Northumberland which has the lowest density of fast food outlets (85.4 per 100,000 people).

The density of fast food outlets in local authorities in England ranges from 24 to 199 per 100,000 of the population. The national average is 88 per 100,000.

In the north east, Hartlepool was found to be the region's fast food capital in terms of number of outlets by 100,000 people.

The regional table was:

1) Hartlepool - 133 outlets, 143.6 per 100,000 population
2) Middlesbrough - 169 outlets, 121.5 per 100,000 population
3) Darlington - 124 outlets, 117.7 per 100,000 population
4) Newcastle - 334 outlets, 115.2 per 100,000 population
5) Redcar and Cleveland - 141 outlets, 104.4 per 100,000 population
6) North Tyneside - 210 outlets, 103.6 per 100,000 population
7) South Tyneside - 153 outlets. 102.9 per 100,000 population
8) Gateshead - 199 outlets, 99.2 per 100,000 population
9) County Durham - 501 outlets, 96.8 per 100,000 population
10) Sunderland - 265 outlets, 95.7 per 100,000 population
11) Stockton-on-Tees - 182 outlets, 93.8 per 100,000 population
12) Northumberland - 270 outlets, 85.4 per 100,000 population

Professor Peter Kelly, PHE centre director for the North East said: "Over a fifth of adults and children eat takeaway meals at home more than once a week which is contributing to the nation’s obesity epidemic.

"Councils are already trying to limit new takeaways, particularly around schools, addressing this issue in very interesting ways according to their own local concerns.

"This data will be useful for local authorities to consider alongside their other public health responsibilities."