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Houghton-le-Spring /ˈhoʊtən liː spriŋ/ is a town in North East England, which has its recorded origins in Norman times. It lies in the local government district of the City of Sunderland, administratively in Tyne and Wear, and in the historic county of County Durham. It is situated almost equidistant between the cathedral city of Durham 7 miles (11 kilometres) southwest and Sunderland about 6 mi (10 km) northeast. The town of Seaham and the North Sea lie about 5 mi (8 km) directly east. The villages and towns of Newbottle, Fencehouses and Hetton-le-Hole lie nearby. It has a population of 36,746. Other villages within the Houghton-le-Spring postal district include: Philadelphia, Shiney Row, Chilton Moor and Woodstone Village. The A690 road from Durham to Sunderland meets the A182 in Houghton at an unusual interchange. Heading northeast, slip roads leave the A690, heading up to a roundabout, while the A690 climbs and travels above a second roundabout, before the entry slip joins the A690 itself.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Houghton Le Spring, United Kingdom. Explore Houghton Le Spring travel guide before you plan your trip here. After your splendid visit to Houghton Le Spring, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Manchester. Take a short trip from Houghton Le Spring and set some time aside to explore the Manchester. Dotted with places like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village; it will definitely be a good idea. A holiday in Houghton Le Spring can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Houghton Le Spring*

  • Pollution Statistics in Houghton Le Spring

    Know the pollution level of Houghton Le Spring before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.38 (Very Low)
  • Houghton Le Spring: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Houghton Le Spring for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Houghton Le Spring.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.22 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.89 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.89 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.2 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.56 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.85 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50.54 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.91 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.06 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.11 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.26 (Moderate)
  • Living in Houghton Le Spring - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Houghton Le Spring is 198.29 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.58 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.69 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.44 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.25 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85.61 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.86 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.62 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Houghton Le Spring

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Houghton Le Spring

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.46 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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