Billingham South ward profile
Billingham South ward is in Stockton North and is home to just over 6,500 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tells us it is likely to be predominantly home to families with children, are likely to have limited resources and squeezed budgets who either own their own low-cost home or rent from social landlords. Most preferred method of contact is likely to be SMS or Mobile and residents in this Ward are likely to be regular users of Social Networks. According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019, it is the 12th (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived Ward in Stockton-on-Tees Borough.
In terms of adult services, the ward is home to below Stockton-on-Tees Borough, North East and England proportions of residents providing unpaid care and households occupied by one family all aged 65+. This Ward has a higher proportion of households occupied by a single person aged 65+ than the Borough and England average, though a slightly lower proportion when compared with the North East. At the same time, the Ward is home to above average proportions of adults receiving adult social care services and new recipients of the same. Additionally, just 1.4% of all recipients of home care provided by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council live in this Ward.
Arts, culture and leisure
Regarding arts, culture and leisure, the ward is home to average Borough proportions of households likely to participate in sport for more than 2 hours per week and the same for households likely to participate in sport for up to 2 hours per week. Households in the ward are also home to average Borough proportions of those unlikely to exercise. Additionally, the Ward has average Borough proportions of those likely to have bought or read ten or more books in the last 12 months.
Children and young people
Billingham South has a below Stockton-on-Tees Borough average uptake of free childcare for 2-year olds. At the same time, the Ward has above average proportions of vacant 30 hour places for 3 and 4 year olds; proportions of pupils (aged 4-16) eligible for free school meals; proportion of children and young people (aged 4-19) recorded with SEN involvement and proportions of young people aged 16-18 in government training schemes. At the same time the proportions of young people aged 16-18 in employment and apprenticeships is lower than the Borough average.
Comparing the ward with the Borough, the North East and England overall, the proportion of pupils achieving a good level of development at Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), as at end of Reception is lower. In comparison to the Borough the proportion of pupils achieving Expected Standard in combined Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2 is lower, though higher in comparison with the North East and England. The Average Attainment 8 score is lower than that recorded for the Borough and England while being higher when compared with the North East. The average Progress 8 score is lower than for the Borough and England while being the same as for the North East. The proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is lower than that recorded for the Borough and England but higher in comparison to the North East. The proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is lower when compared to the Borough, the North East and England, as is the proportion on Young People Aged 16-18 in full time education.
Considering the Ward against the North East, the Borough and England, it is home to fewer young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) and a higher proportion of those recorded NEET because they are unavailable for work. In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to 3.3% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 1.1% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and 1.9% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).
The ward was the location for 3.4% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 4.1% of domestic abuse crimes; 3.5% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 2.8% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 4.4% of all recorded anti-social behaviour incidents.
In comparison with the North East and England, the ward was the location for a lower rate per 1,000 people in respect of recorded crimes, while in comparison to the Borough the rate was higher. In terms of criminal damage and arson the rate was lower than the North East but higher than the Borough and England average. The rate for theft offences (excluding burglary, vehicle crime or robbery) was lower than the Borough, the North East and England. In comparison with the Borough, the rate of anti-social behaviour incidents per 1,000 people was higher. The rate per 1,000 people in terms of domestic abuse was higher the rate recorded for the Borough, North East and England. Considering fires, the Ward was the location for 0.07% of all the secondary fires in England and 0.03% of all the deliberate primary fires in England.
Economic regeneration and transport
Compared with Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England overall, the Ward is home to more residents with no qualifications; residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are process, plant and machine operatives; and, residents who work in sales and customer service occupations.
In comparison to the Borough, the ward has a higher proportion of residents aged 16-64 and residents aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit. The proportion of residents who travel to work by bus or train is higher than when compared with the Borough, though less when compared with the North East and England. The Ward is home to fewer residents who travel to work on foot; and, fewer residents who are self-employed when compared with the Borough, the North East and England average.
Comparing the Ward with the Borough overall, it is home to average numbers of households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; households likely to be finding it difficult or very difficult coping on income; households likely to be less comfortable using online banking; and, likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day. The percentage of households in this ward likely to be considered internet 'savvy' is similar to the Borough average.
Environment and housing
The ward is the location for 4.9% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's fly tipping removals. Compared with the Borough, and England, the Ward is home to a larger proportion of households in fuel poverty, though in comparison with the North East the proportion is lower. In further comparison with the Borough, North East and England this Ward is home to more residents who are social renters and a lower proportion who are house owners. The proportion of private renters is higher than the Borough and North East but lower than for England. Of those households with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion is Category D. The average house price for all sold property is less than for the Borough, the North East and England. In comparison with the Borough overall, the Ward is home to more households in Council Tax Band A. At the same time, it also home to fewer households in the following Council Tax Bands: B, C, D, E, F, G and H.
Health and wellbeing
The ward is home to both lower male and female life expectancy than is the case for Stockton- on-Tees Borough and England, while at the same time, the proportion of people reporting a life limiting long term illness or disability is higher. The proportion of residents with prevalence of severe back pain is slightly lower than is the case for the Borough and higher in comparison with England. In terms of childhood obesity rates, proportions are higher at both Reception Year and Year Six than is the case for the Borough and England.
Overall, emergency hospital admission rates are higher than is the case for the Borough (All Causes, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attacks, Strokes and hospital stays for Self-Harm), apart from those in relation to Hip Fracture for those aged 65+ where the rate is lower. Overall incident rates of Cancer (All Cancer, Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer) is higher than is the case for the Borough, though in relation to Colorectal Cancer and Prostate Cancer the rate is lower. Overall death rates are higher than is the case for the Borough in relation to All Causes (all ages and under 75 years), those deaths considered preventable, circulatory disease, coronary heart disease and respiratory disease. In comparison, death rates in relation to strokes and cancer is lower.
In terms of Strong Communities, broadly speaking, the Ward has a higher proportion of residents aged 0-19; and, smaller proportions of residents aged 16-64 than is the case across Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England. The proportion of residents aged 65+ is the same as the England average but lower when compared with the Borough and North East. Also, in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England overall, the Ward is home to a larger proportion of families with dependent children, and residents who identify as Christian. The proportion or residents who identify as BME and non-Christian is lower when compared with, the Borough, the North East and England.
Over 90% of the ward population aged 18+ is registered to vote and 29 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.