Area Information for John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH

John Street in Fencehouses is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Houghton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Houghton and Sunderland South. This page combines information for the address John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DH4 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for DH4 6LH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sunderland
Ward Houghton
Constituency Houghton and Sunderland South
Region North East
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH:

James Terrace, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LQ
Chilton Gardens, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LD
Dubmire Cottages, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LF
High Dubmire, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LG
Railway Cottages, Dubmire, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LE
Britannia Terrace, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DH4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH 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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House Prices

We have found 18 property sales in John Street since the beginning of 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 John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 Types
Detached 2
Semi-Detached 72
Terraced 47
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring contains a higher than average level of social housing - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 27
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 33
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 19
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 119

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.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 62
Two People 32
Three People 12
Four People 8
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 119

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.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 2
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 63

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.

Male 96
Female 124
Total 220

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.

Age Groups
0-4 8
5-7 11
8-9 7
10-14 3
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 2
20-24 2
25-29 11
30-44 39
45-59 39
60-64 20
65-74 37
75-84 23
85-89 7
90+ 4
Total 220

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DH4 6LH the number widowed residents is high - 17% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 44
Married 78
Divorced 23
Separated 5
Widowed 38
Same Sex 0
Total 188

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.

However, this area of the Houghton ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (62%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 76
Good 61
Fair 52
Bad 26
Very Bad 5
Total 220

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

John Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 47% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 16
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 89
Other 7
Total 188

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (John Street, Fencehouses, 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 100% 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.

Ethnic Group
White 219
Indian 1
Total 220

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
England 218
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 1
Total 220

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 6LH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 162
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 58

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.

Christian 164
No Religion 44
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 10
Total 220

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Houghton ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 31% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 2
Total 154

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 88

John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH 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 June 2020, 49 crimes were reported within half a mile of DH4 6LH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 49 crimes committed near John Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Houghton
Houghton-le-Spring Police Station
Dairy Lane
Houghton le Spring
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to Fencehouses. 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 6LH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH. The nearest railway station is Chester-le-Street, approximately 3.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chester-le-Street 3.2 miles
Durham 5.3 miles
Seaham 6.4 miles
Sunderland 6.5 miles
Heworth 8 miles
Dunston 9.4 miles
Horden 9.6 miles
Newcastle 10 miles
Manors 11 miles
MetroCentre 11 miles
Blaydon 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH. The nearest is Dubmire Primary, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dubmire Primary 330 yards
Woodlea Primary School 0.7 miles
Burnside Academy Inspires 0.9 miles
St Michael's Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
Bournmoor Primary School 1.2 miles
Newbottle Primary Academy 1.2 miles
Bernard Gilpin Primary School 1.4 miles
East Rainton Primary School 1.4 miles
Lumley Junior School 1.6 miles
Lumley Infant and Nursery School 1.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH. The nearest is Kepier, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kepier 1.1 miles
Hetton School 2.2 miles
Park View School 2.9 miles
St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College 3.3 miles
Biddick Academy 3.6 miles
Farringdon Community Academy 3.7 miles
Hermitage Academy 3.7 miles  
Belmont Community School 4 miles
Oxclose Community Academy 4.2 miles
Sandhill View Academy 4.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH. The nearest is Westbourne Medical Group, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Westbourne Medical Group 0.7 miles
Houghton Medical Group 1.3 miles
Dr Hubbard 1.3 miles
Great Lumley Surgery 1.7 miles
Grangewood Surgery 1.8 miles
Westbourne Medical Group 1.8 miles
Herrington Medical Centre 1.9 miles
West Rainton Surgery 2.1 miles
Hetton Group Practice 2.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH. The nearest is Mr F Ansari-Ardabili & Associates, approximately 450 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH. The nearest is Chester-Le-Street Community Hospital, approximately 3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to John Street, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6LH. The nearest is Andersons Opticians, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Andersons Opticians 1.2 miles
Concept Eye Clinic 1.9 miles
Sight Ltd 1.9 miles
T M Hedley 2.4 miles
Naylor, G (Optometrists) 3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.1 miles
Vision Express 3.1 miles
Optometric Centre Ltd 3.1 miles
Thompson Opticians Ltd 3.6 miles
The Village Optician 4.1 miles

* 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.


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Broadband in DH4 6LH

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 34.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 72.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 13.8Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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