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Moving to Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know
Moving to Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Houghton le Spring a nice place to live?'' You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Houghton le Spring is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Houghton le Spring truly a nice place to live, or are Chester le Street, Hetton and Washington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Houghton le Spring

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Houghton le Spring. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Hetton Downs 48
Rainton Bridge 44
Newbottle 41
Grasswell 35
Burnside 35
Fence Houses 24
Chilton Moor 14
High Dubmire 14
Colliery Row 14
Stony Gate 12

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Houghton le Spring. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Houghton le Spring. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Doxford (Best) 22070/32845
Washington East 19206/32845
Lumley 17091/32845
St Chad's 14184/32845
Copt Hill 10661/32845
Houghton 10580/32845
Shiney Row 9715/32845
Sherburn 9554/32845
Hetton 9461/32845
Sandhill (Worst) 7989/32845
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Your Health in Houghton le Spring

If you are thinking of moving to Houghton le Spring, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Houghton le Spring compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
County Durham 1.82% 6.35%
Sunderland (Houghton le Spring) 1.99% 6.59%
South Tyneside 1.91% 6.34%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Houghton le Spring. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Houghton le Spring. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Doxford (Best) 10791/32845
Washington East 9435/32845
Lumley 8844/32845
Sherburn 8575/32845
Shiney Row 8451/32845
St Chad's 8162/32845
Houghton 7947/32845
Copt Hill 6991/32845
Hetton 4608/32845
Sandhill (Worst) 3127/32845
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Deprivation in Houghton le Spring

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Houghton le Spring. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Doxford (Best) 17140/32845
Lumley 16547/32845
Washington East 14786/32845
Sherburn 13591/32845
Shiney Row 13464/32845
Houghton 12320/32845
St Chad's 12248/32845
Copt Hill 10786/32845
Hetton 7508/32845
Sandhill (Worst) 5163/32845

Average rent in Houghton le Spring

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Houghton le Spring are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Houghton le Spring.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Houghton le Spring

If you are thinking of moving to Houghton le Spring, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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