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.
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.
|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
|Social Rented (Council)||11.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4.3%||8.3%|
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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.2%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.6%||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.
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.
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.
|Age 0 to 4||6.2%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.8%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.2%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.4%||2.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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