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If you are thinking of moving to Houghton-le-Spring 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-Spring to figures for Sunderland and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Houghton-le-Spring is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Houghton-le-Spring 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-Spring has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSunderlandEngland
AB12.85%22.96%
C129.72%30.92%
C222.27%20.64%
DE35.15%25.49%

Houghton-le-Spring Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Houghton-le-Spring has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Houghton-le-Spring is an economically deprived area.

TenureSunderlandEngland
Owned27.1%30.6%
Mortgage32.7%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)14%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.1%8.3%
Private Rented10.9%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.7%1.3%

Houghton-le-Spring Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Houghton-le-Spring and are from the UK Census of 2011. Houghton-le-Spring 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.

QualificationSunderlandEngland
No Qualifications29.1%22.5%
Level 115.5%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 418.2%27.4%
Other4%5.7%

Houghton-le-Spring General Health Statistics

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

HealthSunderlandEngland
Very Good42.60%47.17%
Good32.87%34.22%
Fair15.95%13.12%
Bad6.59%4.25%
Very Bad1.99%1.25%

Houghton-le-Spring Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Houghton-le-Spring 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-Spring is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Houghton-le-Spring than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSunderlandEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.3%13.5%

Houghton-le-Spring Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Houghton-le-Spring are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Houghton-le-Spring 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.

CountrySunderlandEngland
United Kingdom95.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

Houghton-le-Spring Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSunderlandEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age40.439.3
Median Age4139



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

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