Socio-economic statistics for North Hylton, Sunderland

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for North Hylton in Sunderland from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of North Hylton older than the national average or younger? What is the population of North Hylton and Sunderland? Is North Hylton an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

How many residents own or rent their home in North Hylton and Sunderland

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in North Hylton either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 65.74 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 34.26 of North Hylton residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Washington East 65.74% 34.26%
Sunderland 58.11% 41.89%
North East 60.27% 39.73%
England 61.31% 38.69%

North Hylton has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

North Hylton compared to other wards in Sunderland

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Fulwell 87.97% 12.03%
2 Barnes (Sunderland) 72.16% 27.84%
3 Washington South 69.58% 30.42%
4 Doxford 68.64% 31.36%
5 Houghton 67% 33%
6 Washington West 66.01% 33.99%
7 Shiney Row 65.98% 34.02%
8 St Michael's (Sunderland) 65.75% 34.25%
9 Washington East 65.74% 34.26%
10 St Peter's (Sunderland) 64.62% 35.38%
11 Copt Hill 63.94% 36.06%
12 Washington Central 60.91% 39.09%
13 Ryhope 60.71% 39.29%
14 Silksworth 60.12% 39.88%
15 Hetton 58.47% 41.53%
16 St Chad's 56.12% 43.88%
17 St Anne's 51.69% 48.31%
18 Millfield (Sunderland) 51.26% 48.74%
19 Pallion 48.27% 51.73%
20 Castle (Sunderland) 47.76% 52.24%
21 Washington North 46.1% 53.9%
22 Sandhill 44.37% 55.63%
23 Southwick (Sunderland) 41.44% 58.56%
24 Redhill (Sunderland) 40.39% 59.61%
25 Hendon (Sunderland) 31.01% 68.99%
North Hylton is ranked 9 out of 25 wards in Sunderland for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of North Hylton?

The largest employment sector in North Hylton is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Caring, leisure & Other Services.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 17.84%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.52%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.08%
Elementary Occupations 11.62%
Administrative & Secretarial 11.39%
Skilled Trades 9.09%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 9.02%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 7.89%

North Hylton Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education North Hylton residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared North Hylton to the national average for England.
Level Washington East England
No Qualifications 18.98% 18.08%
Level 1 10.35% 9.69%
Level 2 15.18% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.73% 5.32%
Level 3 17.79% 16.92%
Level 4 28.65% 33.92%

North Hylton & Sunderland Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for North Hylton in the Sunderland local area district.

North Hylton has a lower rate of immigrants than Sunderland, the North East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Washington East 96.5% 3.5%
Sunderland 94.9% 5.1%
North East 93.23% 6.77%
England 82.65% 17.35%

North Hylton compared to other wards in Sunderland

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Millfield 75.52% 24.48%
2 Hendon 84.44% 15.56%
3 Barnes 90.81% 9.19%
4 St Michael's 91.02% 8.98%
5 Pallion 91.51% 8.49%
6 St Peter's 94.05% 5.95%
7 Washington North 95.7% 4.3%
8 Southwick 95.74% 4.26%
9 St Anne's 96.33% 3.67%
10 Washington East 96.5% 3.5%
11 Washington South 96.5% 3.5%
12 Copt Hill 96.89% 3.11%
13 Ryhope 96.95% 3.05%
14 Washington West 97.08% 2.92%
15 Washington Central 97.3% 2.7%
16 Castle 97.33% 2.67%
17 Sandhill 97.39% 2.61%
18 Shiney Row 97.4% 2.6%
19 Hetton 97.41% 2.59%
20 Doxford 97.58% 2.42%
21 St Chad's 97.59% 2.41%
22 Houghton 97.62% 2.38%
23 Silksworth 97.63% 2.37%
24 Redhill 97.7% 2.3%
25 Fulwell 97.73% 2.27%
'; North Hylton is ranked 10 out of 25 wards in Sunderland for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

North Hylton Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Washington East.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

North Hylton Health Statistics

Washington East has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Washington East 45.97% 33.88% 13.7% 4.8% 1.65%
Sunderland 43.13% 33% 15.87% 6.14% 1.86%
North East 44.58% 33.46% 14.95% 5.41% 1.61%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Sunderland changed since 2011?

Sunderland residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.66% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 42.6% 32.87% 15.95% 6.59% 1.99%
2021 43.13% 33% 15.87% 6.14% 1.86%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

North Hylton Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Sunderland.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Sunderland 4.7% -0.7%
North East 4.3% -0.5%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover North Hylton on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in North Hylton.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 54.07%
In Part-Time Work 25.36%
Unemployed 4.62%
74.64% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in North Hylton

What is the population of North Hylton and Sunderland?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Sunderland including North Hylton. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Barnes 10595
Castle 10838
Copt Hill 11853
Doxford 9847
Fulwell 10850
Hendon 12987
Hetton 11831
Houghton 11740
Millfield 13038
Pallion 10827
Redhill 11112
Ryhope 11363
Sandhill 10786
Shiney Row 13170
Silksworth 10194
Southwick 10749
St Anne's 10981
St Chad's 9169
St Michael's 10682
St Peter's 10851
Washington Central 10818
Washington East 11326
Washington North 10847
Washington South 10005
Washington West 11387
Sunderland Total 277846



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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