Houghton Demographics (Sunderland, England)

Houghton is a ward in Sunderland of North East, England and includes areas of Grasswell, Fencehouses, Colliery Row, Rainton Bridge Industrial Estate, Sedgeletch, Homelands Estate, Sunniside, Brookside, Villa Estate, Dubmire Industrial Estate, Herrington Burn, New Herrington, Shiney Row, Hillside Estate, West Herrington, Newbottle, The Fairways, Philadelphia, Herrington Hill, Westbourne Estate, Stoneygate, Herrington Burn Enterprise Centre, Success, Lambton Grange, West Rainton, Rainton Gate, Chilton Moor, Dubmire, Woodstone Village, New Lambton, High Dubmire, Sixth Pit, Bournmoor, Middle Rainton and Leamside.

In the 2011 census the population of Houghton was 11,241 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Houghton is 41, while the median age is higher at 42.

97.1% of people living in Houghton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.7% Scotland, 0.3% Wales, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Hong Kong , 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% Sri Lanka, 0.1% Ireland, 0.1% Philippines.

99.4% of people living in Houghton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Bengali.

The religious make up of Houghton is 74.6% Christian, 19.7% No religion, 0.2% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh. 552 people did not state a religion. 18 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

48.9% of people are married, 11.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 22.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.2% are separated or divorced. There are 605 widowed people living in Houghton.

The top occupations listed by people in Houghton are Administrative and secretarial 13.9%, Skilled trades 13.0%, Sales and customer service 12.5%, Elementary 11.9%, Administrative 11.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.0%, Associate professional and technical 10.5%, Professional 10.4%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.9%, Elementary administration and service 9.4%.