Billingham Central ward profile
Billingham Central Ward is in Stockton North and is home to just under 7,500 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tell us it is likely to be families with children who 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 11th (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived ward on Stockton-on-Tees Borough in the Borough (out of 26).
In terms of Adults Services, the ward is home to above Stockton-on-Tees Borough and England proportions of residents providing unpaid care, but slightly below proportions for the North East. The ward is home to fewer households occupied by one family (all aged 65+) at Borough, North East and England proportions while at the same time having above average proportions of households occupied by a single person aged 65+. The Ward is home to above Borough average proportions of adults receiving adult social care and support and new recipients of the same. Additionally, 1.7% of all recipients of home care provided by Stockton- on-Tees Borough Council live in this ward.
Arts, culture and leisure
The ward is home to average Stockton-on-Tees 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. The ward is likely to have average Borough proportions of those who have read or bought more than ten books in the last 12 months.
Children and young people
Billingham Central has below Stockton-on-Tees Borough uptake of free childcare for 2-year olds; above average proportions of vacant 30-hour places for 3 and 4-year olds, above average proportions of pupils aged 4-16 years who are eligible for free school meals; and, proportion of children and young people aged 4-19 years recorded with SEN involvement is also higher than the Borough average. The proportion of young people aged 16- 18 in government training schemes and in employment and apprenticeships is proportionally higher than the Borough average.
Comparing the ward with the Borough, the proportion of pupils achieving a good level of development at Early Years Foundation stage is proportionally slightly lower; in comparison to the North East and England the average is higher. The proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in combined Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2 is below average in comparison to the Borough, the North East and England. Comparing the Ward with the Borough, the North East and England overall, pupils average Attainment 8 score and progress is lower; the proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is lower; the proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is lower; and, the proportion of young people aged 16-18 in full time education is lower.
Considering the ward against the North East, Borough and England, it is home to fewer young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET). In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to 3.4% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 1.9% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and 5.1% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).
The ward was the location for 4.9% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 4.0% of domestic abuse crimes; 4.6% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 7.3% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 4.9% of all recorded anti-social behaviour incidents.
In comparison with the North East, the ward was the location for a lower rate of recorded crime per 1,000 people in respect of recorded theft offences (excluding burglary, vehicle crime and robbery), while in comparison to the Borough and England the rate is higher. The rate of recorded criminal damage and arson per 1,000 population was higher than England and the Borough but lower than for the North East. When compared with the Borough, the ward is home to a higher rate per 1,000 of the population in respect of recorded anti-social behaviour incidents. In comparison with the Borough and England the rate per 1,000 people in respect of domestic abuse is higher. Considering fires, the ward was the location for 0.0% of all the secondary fires in England and 0.03% of all the deliberate primary fires in England.
Economic regeneration and transport
In terms of Economic Regeneration and Transport, compared with Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England overall, the ward is home to fewer residents aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualification; self-employed and a higher proportion of adults with no qualifications. The proportion of residents aged 16-64 claiming Universal Credit is higher than the Borough and the England but lower than the North East, and the proportion of residents aged 18-24 is higher than the Borough, the North East and England. Compared with the Borough, the North East and England overall, the Ward is also home to higher proportions of residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are process, plant and machine operatives; residents who work in sales and customer service occupations; and, residents who travel to work on foot. Compared to the Borough, more residents travel to work by bus or train, when compared to the North East and England this average is lower.
Comparing the ward with the Borough overall, the Ward is home to around the same proportion of households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; households likely to be finding it difficult or very difficult to cope on income; households likely to be comfortable using online banking; households likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day. It is also home to the same proportion of households likely to be considered internet 'savvy' as the Borough average.
Environment and housing
The ward is the location for 1.7% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's fly tipping removals. Compared with the Borough it is home to a larger proportion of households in fuel poverty, though in comparison to the North East and England the proportion is lower. Of the households in this ward with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion is Category D. The ward is home to a higher proportion of social renters and a higher proportion of private renters when compared with the Borough and North East average. In contrast, the ward has a smaller proportion of house owners. The average and median house prices 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 is also home to fewer households in the following Council Tax Bands: B, C, D, E and G. There are no households in Council Tax Bands F or H.
Health and wellbeing
Billingham Central has a lower male and female life expectancy than 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, as well as severe back pain. 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 lower than is the case for the Borough (All Causes, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attacks, Hip Fractures for those aged 65+ and Strokes), apart from those hospital stays in relation to Self-Harm where the rate is higher. Overall incident rates of Cancer (All Cancer, Lung Cancer and Prostate Cancer) is slightly higher than is the case for the Borough, though in relation to Breast cancer and Colorectal 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, cancer circulatory disease, coronary heart disease, respiratory disease and strokes.
The ward has a higher proportion of residents aged 0-19 than is the case across Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England. In comparison, the Ward has a larger proportion of residents aged 16-64 in comparison with the Borough, though this is smaller when compared with the North East and England. The proportion of residents aged 65+ is smaller than is the case for the Borough, the North East and England. Also, in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward is home to a larger proportion of families with dependent children. In this Ward the proportion of residents identifying as BME; and the proportion identifying as non-Christian is lower than for the Borough, the North East and England. At the same time fewer residents in this Ward identify as Christian when compared with the Borough and the North East, though the proportion is higher when compared with England.
Over 90% of the ward population aged 18+ is registered to vote and 30 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.