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Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree ward profile

Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree Ward is in Stockton South and is home to just under 6,500 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tells us it is predominantly home to elderly singles and couples living in comfortable homes which they own. Residents are likely to have additional pensions above state, would be averse to new technology and would typically be low mileage-drivers. Most preferred method of contact is likely to be landline and post and residents in this ward make less use of mobiles and the internet. According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019, it is the 14th (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived Ward in Stockton- on-Tees Borough.

Adult services

The ward is home to above Stockton-on-Tees Borough, North East and England proportions of residents providing unpaid care and households occupied by a single person aged 65+, and households occupied by one family all aged 65+. At the same time, the Ward is home to below Borough average proportions of adults receiving adult social care services and of new recipients of adult social care. Additionally, just 1.3% of all recipients of home care provided by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council live in this Ward.

 

Arts, leisure and culture

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 higher proportions of those participating in sport more than 2 hours per week and of households unlikely to exercise. Residents in this Ward are more likely than Borough average to have bought or read ten or more books in the last 12 months.

 

Children and young people

Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree has below 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; proportions of children and young people aged 4-19 years recorded with SEN involvement; proportions on young people aged 16-18 in Government Training Schemes; and proportions of young people aged 16-18 in employment and apprenticeships. On the other hand, the Ward has above Borough average proportions of young people aged 16-18 in full time education.

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 in comparison to the North East and England though this average is lower in comparison to the Borough. When compared to the Borough, the North East and England, pupils' average Attainment 8 score is greater; pupils' average Progress 8 score is greater; the proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is greater; and, the proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is greater.

Considering the ward against the North East, the Borough and England, it home to lower proportions of young people aged 16 -18 not in education, employment of training (NEET); while at the same time having a similar proportions than the Borough and North East of young people aged 16-18 (NEET) because unavailable for work. In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to 1.9% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 1.4% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP); and, 1.3% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).

 

Community safety

The ward was the location for 1.9% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 2.1% of domestic abuse crimes; 1.6% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 1.8% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 2.5% 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 per 1,000 people in respect of recorded crimes; recorded criminal damage and arson offences, and, theft offences (excluding burglary, vehicle crime or robbery). In comparison with the Borough the rate of anti-social behaviour incidents per 1,000 people was lower. In comparison with the Borough and England, the rate per 1,000 people in respect of domestic abuse crimes was lower. Considering fires, the Ward was the location for 0.04% of all the secondary fires in England and 0.02% of 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 adults with no qualifications; proportion of residents who travel to work by bus or train; residents who travel to work on foot; residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are self-employed; and, residents aged 16-64 claiming Universal Credit. Comparing the Ward with the Borough, the proportion of residents aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit is lower than the Borough average, but when comparing this with the North East and England, the average is higher.

In terms of occupations, in this Ward, the proportion of residents who are process, plant and machine operatives is lower than the Borough and the North East average, but higher than the England average; At the same time the proportion of residents who work in sales and customer service occupations is higher when compared with the Borough, the North East and England. The proportion of residents aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualification is lower than the Borough and England average but higher than the North East.

Comparing the Ward with the Borough overall, it is home to a greater proportion of households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; while fewer households are likely to be finding it difficult/very difficult to cope on income. A greater proportion of households are likely to be uncomfortable using online banking than the Borough average and, at the same time, this Ward is home to fewer households likely to be internet 'savvy'. Significantly fewer households than the Borough average are likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day.

 

Environment and housing

The ward is the location for 1.4% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's fly tipping removals. Compared with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward is home to smaller proportion of households in fuel poverty; residents who are social renters; and, residents who are private renters. In contrast, the Ward has a higher proportion of house owners. Of those households with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion is Category D.

The average house price is lower than for the Borough, the North East and England, while the median house price is higher than for the North East but lower than for the Borough and England. In comparison with the Borough overall, the Ward is home to more households in the following Council Tax bands: B, D and E. At the same time, it is also home to fewer households in the following Council Tax bands: A, C, F, G and H.

 

Health and wellbeing

The ward is home to both 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 higher. The proportion of residents with prevalence of severe back pain is higher than is the case for the Borough and England. In terms of childhood obesity rates, proportions are lower at Reception Year than is the case for the Borough and England, while at Year Six the rate is slightly higher.

Overall, emergency hospital admission rates are higher than is the case for the Borough (All Causes, Coronary Heart Disease, Strokes and Hip Fracture for those aged 65+). At the same time, emergency hospital admissions in relation to Heart Attacks, COPD and hospital stays for Self-Harm is lower than is the case for the Borough. Overall incident rates of Cancer (All Cancer, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer) is higher than is the case for the Borough, while incident rates in relation Colorectal Cancer and Lung Cancer is lower. 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, respiratory disease and strokes.

 

Strong communities

The ward has a smaller proportion of residents aged 0-19 and residents aged 16-64 and a greater proportion of residents 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 overall, the Ward is home to a smaller proportion of families with dependent children; BME population; and residents identifying as non-Christian. A larger proportion of residents in this Ward identify as Christian in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England.

Over 90% of the Ward population aged 18+ is registered to vote and 32 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.

 

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