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If you are thinking of moving to Houghton-le-Side or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Houghton-le-Side to figures for Darlington and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Houghton-le-Side is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Houghton-le-Side General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Houghton-le-Side. The percentage of residents in Houghton-le-Side rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Houghton-le-Side rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Houghton-le-Side is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthDarlingtonEngland
Very Good44.57%47.17%
Good35.24%34.22%
Fair14.32%13.12%
Bad4.51%4.25%
Very Bad1.36%1.25%

Houghton-le-Side Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Houghton-le-Side come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Houghton-le-Side is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitDarlingtonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.7%13.5%

Houghton-le-Side Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureDarlingtonEngland
Owned29.6%30.6%
Mortgage35.3%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.3%8.3%
Private Rented16.6%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Houghton-le-Side Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Houghton-le-Side are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Houghton-le-Side has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryDarlingtonEngland
United Kingdom94.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%9.4%

Houghton-le-Side Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Houghton-le-Side and are from the UK Census of 2011. Houghton-le-Side has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationDarlingtonEngland
No Qualifications24.8%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 215.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.1%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.4%
Level 423.7%27.4%
Other4.3%5.7%

Houghton-le-Side Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Houghton-le-Side has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeDarlingtonEngland
AB18.20%22.96%
C130.33%30.92%
C221.98%20.64%
DE29.50%25.49%

Houghton-le-Side Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Houghton-le-Side as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Houghton-le-Side is also older than the average, making Houghton-le-Side a older persons location.

AgeDarlingtonEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4139



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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