Area Information for Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 2004. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.
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There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.
Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.
Housing Types Embed This
The area containing Houghton Le Spring consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 69% of housing spaces.
|Owned with Mortgage||81|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||8|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||2|
Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top
This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.
Social Grade Embed This
Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||29|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||29|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||23|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||16|
Gender Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode DH4 4WW does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.
Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.
Health Embed This Back to Top
Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.
Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.
The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.
|Highest Qualification Level Achieved|
|Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc)||80|
|2+ A Levels||46|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||44|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (Houghton Le Spring) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% so.
As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.
There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.
|Country of Birth|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top
Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to DH4 4WW
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||0|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
Religion Embed This Back to Top
England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Copt Hill ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.
Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||35|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||24|
|Looking After Home or Family||6|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||9|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||5|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||3|
|Accommodation and Food||5|
|Information and Communication||3|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||8|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||7|
|Public Administration and Defence||21|
|HealthInc. Social Work||24|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||8|
Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW is within the Houghton policing neighbourhood, under the Northumbria Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 39 crimes were reported within half a mile of DH4 4WW.
|Crime:||Click here to view 39 crimes committed near DH4 4WW|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Houghton-le-Spring Police Station
Houghton le Spring
Below are the details of the closest services to DH4 4WW. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for DH4 4WW.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 14 closest railway stations to Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW. The nearest railway station is Chester-le-Street, approximately 3.7 miles away.
|St Peters||5.2 miles|
|East Boldon||6.2 miles|
|Brockley Whins||6.6 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW. The nearest is Shiney Row Primary School, approximately 440 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Shiney Row Primary School||440 yards|
|Barnwell Academy||0.6 miles|
|Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Newbottle Primary Academy||0.9 miles|
|New Penshaw Academy||0.9 miles|
|Bournmoor Primary School||1.3 miles|
|Burnside Academy Inspires||1.3 miles|
|Dubmire Primary||1.6 miles|
|Woodlea Primary School||1.6 miles|
|Fatfield Academy||1.8 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW. The nearest is Kepier, approximately 1.8 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College||2.1 miles|
|Biddick Academy||2.2 miles||
|Farringdon Community Academy||2.4 miles||
|Sandhill View Academy||2.8 miles||
|Oxclose Community Academy||3.2 miles||
|Washington Academy||3.3 miles||
|Hetton School||3.4 miles||
|Park View School||3.4 miles||
|Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy||3.9 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW. The nearest is Herrington Medical Centre, approximately 260 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Herrington Medical Centre||260 yards|
|Westbourne Medical Group||690 yards|
|Grangewood Surgery||half a mile|
|KEPIER MEDICAL PRACTICE||1.4 miles|
|Westbourne Medical Group||1.5 miles|
|Houghton Medical Group||1.7 miles|
|Dr Hubbard||1.7 miles|
|Harraton Surgery||2.1 miles|
|Rickleton Medical Centre||2.7 miles|
|Woodlands Surgery||2.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW. The nearest is Mr F Ansari-Ardabili & Associates, approximately 1.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Mr F Ansari-Ardabili & Associates||1.5 miles|
|Houghton Health Centre||1.7 miles|
|Mr G W Maw||1.7 miles|
|Church Street Dental Practice||1.7 miles|
|Mr P G Kilker & Associates||1.7 miles|
|Mr K McCarthy & Associates||2.3 miles|
|South Tyneside Foundation Trust||2.7 miles|
|South Tyneside Foundation Trust||2.9 miles|
|South Tyneside Foundation Trust||3 miles|
|BrownsÂ¿ Dental Surgery||3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW. The nearest is Spire Washington Hospital, approximately 3.1 miles away.
|Spire Washington Hospital||3.1 miles|
|Chester Le Street Hospital||3.6 miles|
|Sunderland Royal Hospital||4 miles|
|Sunderland Eye Infirmary||4.5 miles|
|Hopewood Park||4.7 miles|
|Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service||5.7 miles|
|Queen Elizabeth Hospital||6.4 miles|
|Durham Community Hospital||6.6 miles|
|Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham||6.7 miles|
|University Hospital Of North Durham||6.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4WW. The nearest is Concept Eye Clinic, approximately 680 yards away.
* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.