Area Information for Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA

Seaham Road in Houghton Le Spring is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Copt Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Houghton and Sunderland South. This page combines information for the address Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DH5 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 DH5 8EA.

Basic Information

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

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

House Prices

We have found 7 property sales in Seaham Road 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 Seaham Road, 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 4
Semi-Detached 68
Terraced 40
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 132
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring contains a higher than average level of social housing - 60% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 16
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 62
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 1
Total 129

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 41
Two People 36
Three People 24
Four People 18
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 103

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 49% male.

Male 152
Female 159
Total 311

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around DH5 8EA has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 37
5-7 17
8-9 6
10-14 26
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 27
25-29 21
30-44 55
45-59 60
60-64 10
65-74 23
75-84 15
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 311

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DH5 8EA 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.

Relationship Status
Single 89
Married 77
Divorced 34
Separated 10
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 224

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.

Very Good 118
Good 108
Fair 55
Bad 23
Very Bad 7
Total 311

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Seaham Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% 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) 26
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 92
Other 2
Total 224

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Seaham Road, 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 95% 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 296
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 6
Chinese 1
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 1
Total 311

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 297
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 7
Total 311

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 DH5 8EA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 187
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 122

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 222
No Religion 61
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 6
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 20
Total 311

Economic Activity Embed This

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 66
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 9
Total 207

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 100

Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA 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 2019, 53 crimes were reported within half a mile of DH5 8EA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 53 crimes committed near Seaham Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Houghton
Houghton-le-Spring Police Station
Dairy Lane
Houghton le Spring
Force Website:

Data courtesy of See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to DH5 8EA. 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 DH5 8EA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA. The nearest railway station is Seaham, approximately 4.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Seaham 4.5 miles
Chester-le-Street 4.9 miles
Sunderland 5.3 miles
St Peters 5.6 miles
Durham 6.6 miles
Seaburn 6.7 miles
East Boldon 7.4 miles
Brockley Whins 8.1 miles
Heworth 8.5 miles
Dunston 11 miles
Manors 11 miles
Newcastle 11 miles
Metrocentre 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA. The nearest is Gillas Lane Primary Academy, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gillas Lane Primary Academy 410 yards
Bernard Gilpin Primary School 640 yards
St Michael's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles  
Eppleton Academy Primary School 0.8 miles
Burnside Academy Inspires 0.9 miles
Newbottle Primary Academy 1.1 miles
East Rainton Primary School 1.6 miles
Dubmire Primary 1.6 miles
Hetton Primary School 1.7 miles
Hetton Lyons Primary School 1.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA. The nearest is Kepier, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kepier 0.6 miles
Hetton School 1.7 miles
Farringdon Community Academy 2.5 miles
Sandhill View Academy 3.4 miles
Venerable Bede Church of England Academy 3.6 miles
Seaham High School 3.7 miles
St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College 4 miles  
Biddick Academy 4.2 miles
St Aidan's Catholic Academy 4.5 miles
Park View School 4.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA. The nearest is Houghton Medical Group, approximately 780 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Houghton Medical Group 780 yards
Dr Hubbard 780 yards
Hetton Group Practice 1.2 miles
Herrington Medical Centre 1.9 miles
Westbourne Medical Group 2.2 miles
Westbourne Medical Group 2.3 miles
Grangewood Surgery 2.3 miles
Joshi Na 2.8 miles
Silkworth Medical Practice 2.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA. The nearest is Church Street Dental Practice, approximately 780 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 Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA. The nearest is Hopewood Park, approximately 3.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Seaham Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 8EA. The nearest is Andersons Opticians, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Andersons Opticians 0.5 miles
T M Hedley 1.5 miles
Concept Eye Clinic 2.3 miles
Sight Ltd 2.3 miles
Thompson Opticians Ltd 2.6 miles
RJ Naisbitt Optometry 3.2 miles
Hedley, T M 3.4 miles
See Optical company LLP 3.6 miles
Optica Eye Clinic Limited 3.9 miles
Naylor, G (Optometrists) 4.6 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.

  NHS Choices

Compare Broadband

Want to find out which broadband package is right for you? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool.

Compare Broadband Now

Broadband in DH5 8EA

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 5 reported internet connections.

Our latest broadband offer
Average Download Speed 17.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 40Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

Top Broadband Suppliers Back to Top

Thanks to a survey[link] performed for Broadband Genie, we can show you the best broadband suppliers in the United Kingdom as of 2018. The most popular supplier was Plusnet, based on average scores for value, support, speed, reliability, customer service, security and whether the customer would recommend the supplier.

Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

Looking for a broadband package? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool, click the button below to get started.

Compare Broadband