Billingham North ward profile
Billingham North, part of Stockton North, is home to just under 8,500 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tells us it is likely to be predominantly home to older families with adult children still living at home, enjoying a reasonable level of household income and living in suburban mid-range, 3-bedroom, homes and is likely to be home to residents who have not moved address for some years. Most preferred method of contact is likely to be e-mail with residents likely to access the internet daily. According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019, it is the 18th (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived ward in Stockton- on-Tees Borough.
The ward is home to above Stockton-on-Tees Borough, North East and England proportions of residents providing unpaid care. At the same time the ward is home to below average proportions of households occupied by one family all aged 65+ and households occupied by a single person aged 65+. Compared with the Borough, the ward is home to below average proportions of adults receiving adult social care services and new recipients of the same. Just 0.8% 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 below Stockton-on-Tees Borough average proportions of households likely to participate in sport for up to 2 hours per week; and, unlikely to exercise. Residents of this ward are likely to demonstrate above Borough average proportions of those likely to exercise for more than 2 hours per week. Households in this ward are more likely to have bought or read ten or more books in the last 12 months than the Borough average.
Children and young people
Billingham North has above Stockton-on-Tees Borough average uptake of free childcare for 2-year olds; and proportions of vacant 30-hour places for 3 and 4 year olds. On the other hand, the ward has below Borough average proportions 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, proportions of 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 end of Reception is greater; the proportion of pupils achieving Expected Standard in combined Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2 is greater; and pupils' average Attainment 8 score is greater. pupils' average Progress 8 score is lower that the Borough and North East average, but higher than England. The proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is lower than the Borough and England average but greater than the average for the North East; the proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is greater than the average for the Borough, the North East and England as is the proportion of 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 aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET). In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to 1.4% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 1.4% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and 1.2% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).
The ward was the location for 1.3% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 1.6% of domestic abuse crimes; 1.3% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 0.9% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 1.9% of all recorded anti-social behaviour incidents. In comparison with the Borough the North East and England, the Ward was the location for a lower rate of recorded crime per 1,000 people in respect of reported crimes; criminal damage and arson; recorded theft offences (excluding burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, anti-social behaviour. Considering fires, the Ward was the location for 0.01% of all the secondary fires in England and 0.01% 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 fewer residents aged 16-64 claiming Universal Credit; residents with no qualifications; residents who travel to work by bus or train; residents who travel to work on foot; residents who have elementary occupations; and, residents who are self- employed. The proportion of residents aged 18-24 claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or Universal Credit is less than the Borough and North East but more than England. Compared with the Borough and the North East, the proportion of residents employed as process, plant and machine operatives is lower, whilst this is greater when compared to England; proportions of residents working in sales and customer service occupations is higher when compared to England but lower than when compared to the Borough and the North East average.
Comparing the ward with the Borough overall, it is home to fewer households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; households likely to be finding if difficult or very difficult to cope on income and households likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day. Households in this ward are slightly less likely than the Borough average to be considered internet 'savvy', while at the same time be more comfortable using online banking.
Environment and housing
Billingham North is the location for 1.8% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's fly tipping removals. Compared with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward is home to a smaller proportion of households in fuel poverty; residents who are social renters; and, residents who are private renters. In contrast the Ward has a larger proportion of house owners. The largest group of households in this Ward with an Energy Performance Certificate would be Category D. The average and median house prices are 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 following Council Tax Bands: B, C and D. At the same time, it is also home to fewer households in the following Council Tax Bands: A and E. The proportion of households in Council Tax Band H is the same as for the Borough. There are no households in Council Tax Bands F and G.
Health and wellbeing
The ward is home to higher male and female life expectancy than is the case for Stockton-on- Tees Borough and England, at the same time, the proportion of people reporting a life limiting long term illness or disability is also lower higher as is the prevalence of severe back pain. In terms of childhood obesity rates, proportions are lower 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 hospital stays for self-harm), apart from those in relation to strokes where the rate is higher. Overall incident rates of cancer (all cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer) is lower than is the case for the Borough, though in relation to prostate cancer the rate is higher. Overall death rates are lower 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 smaller proportion of residents aged 0-19 than is the case across Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England while at the same time has a larger proportion of residents aged 16- 64. When compared with the Borough and England the proportion of residents aged 65+ is also higher. The Ward is home to a smaller proportion of families with dependent children, BME population and residents identifying as non-Christian; and a larger proportion of residents identifying as Christian.
Over 95% of the ward population aged 18+ is registered to vote and 55 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.