Billingham East ward profile
Billingham East ward is in Stockton North and is home to just under 7,300 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tells us it is likely to be predominantly home to families with children 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 5th (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 a single person aged 65+. The proportion of households occupied by one family aged 65+ is the same as the Borough and England but slightly less than 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 1.2% 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 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 have average Borough proportions of those unlikely to exercise. Additionally, the ward has average Borough proportions of those likely to have read or bought more than ten books in the last 12 months.
Children and young people
Billingham East has above Stockton-on-Tees Borough average uptake of free childcare for 2 year olds; proportion of vacant 30 hour places for 3 and 4 year olds; proportion of pupils aged 4-16 years who are eligible for free school meals; proportion of children and young people aged 4-19 years recorded with SEN involvement; and proportion of children and young people aged 16-18 in government training schemes.
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 the end of Reception is lower; the proportion of pupils achieving Expected Standard in combined Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2 is lower, average Attainment 8 score is lower; pupils average Progress 8 score 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.
Comparing the ward against the North East, and the Borough, it is home to fewer young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET); in comparison with England this average is higher. In comparison to the Borough, the North East and England, there are proportionally more young people aged 16-18 NEET because unavailable for work. In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to 6.8% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 6.8% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and 7.1% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).
The ward was the location for 4.8% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 5.7% of domestic abuse crimes; 6.2% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 3.9% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 4.0% of all recorded anti-social behaviour incidents. In comparison with the Borough and England, the ward was the location for a higher rate of recorded crime per 1,000 population while the rate was lower in comparison to the North East. The rate per 1,000 of the population in relation to criminal damage and arson was higher than for the North East, the Borough and England. The rate per 1,000 of the population in respect of recorded theft (excluding burglary, vehicle crime of robbery) is higher in comparison with the Borough, while being lower in comparison to the North East and England. In comparison with the Borough, the rate of anti-social behaviour incidents per 1,000 of the population is higher. In comparison with the Borough and England, the rate of domestic abuse crimes per 1,000 of the population is also higher. Considering fires, the ward was the location for 0.02% of all the secondary fires in England and 0.03% of all the deliberate primary fires in England.
Economic regeneration and transport
When compared with Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England overall, the Ward is home to more residents aged 16-64 and aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit; residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are process, plant and machine operatives; residents who work in sales and customer service occupations; residents who travel to work on foot; and residents with no qualifications.
When compared with the Borough, a greater proportion of residents' travel to work by bus or train, but when compared with the North East and England the proportion is lower. Compared with the Borough, the North East and England the ward is home to smaller proportions of residents who are self-employed; and, proportions of those aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualifications.
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 uncomfortable using online banking, access social network 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 of 3.1% 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 less. Of the households with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion is within Category D. The ward is home to a higher proportion of social renters than is the case for the Borough, North East and England. By contrast, the ward has lesser proportions of residents who are private renters and residents who are house owners in comparison with the Borough, North East and England. The average and median house prices for all sold property is lower than for the Borough, the North East and England. In comparison with the Borough overall, the ward is home to more households in the Council Tax Band A. At the same time there are fewer households in the following Council Tax bands: B, C, D, E, F, G and H.
Health and wellbeing
The ward is home to lower male life expectancy than is the case for the Stockton-on-Tees Borough and England, while at the same time higher levels of life expectancy for females. The proportion of people reporting a life limiting long term illness or disability is higher as is the prevalence of severe back pain in comparison with the Borough and England. In terms of childhood obesity rates, proportions are higher at Reception Year than is the case for the Borough and England, while at Year Six the rate is lower.
Overall, emergency hospital admission rates are higher than is the case for the Borough (all causes, COPD, coronary heart disease, heart attacks, hip fractures for those aged 65+, strokes and hospital stays for self-harm). Overall incident rates of cancer (all cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer) is slightly higher than is the case for the Borough, though in relation to breast cancer the rate is lower. Overall death rates from all causes and all ages is lower in comparison with the Borough, though in relation to those under 75 the rate is higher as is the overall rate in relation to cancer and respiratory disease. The rate of deaths caused by circulatory disease, heart disease and strokes is lower when compared with the Borough.
Broadly speaking the ward has a larger proportion of residents aged 0-19 and smaller proportions of residents aged 16-64 and those aged 65+ than is the case across Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England. Also, in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England the ward is home to a greater proportion of families with dependent children. In further comparison with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward is home to lower proportions of residents from the BME population and those identifying as non-Christian.
Over 90% of the Ward population aged 18+ is registered to vote and 31 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.