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Fairfield ward profile

Fairfield Ward is in Stockton South and is home to just under 5,500 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, 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 15th (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived Ward in Stockton-on-Tees Borough.

Adult services

In terms of 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 and families aged 65+. At the same time, the Ward is home to above Borough 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, leisure and culture

Regarding Arts, Culture and Leisure, the Ward is home to below Stockton-on-Tees Borough average proportions of households like to participate in sport up to 2 hours per week; though proportions are likely to be higher in terms of participating in sport more than 2 hours per week. Residents in this ward are less likely to take exercise than the Borough average. People living in this Ward are more likely than the Borough average to have read or bought ten or more books in the last 12 months.

 

Children and young people

The Ward's characteristics in terms of Children and Young People are as follows. Fairfield has above Stockton-on-Tees Borough average uptake of free childcare for 2-year olds and above average proportion of vacant 30-hour places for 3 and 4 year olds. At the same time the proportion of pupils (aged 4-16) eligible for free school meals is lower; the proportion of children and young people (4-19) recorded with SEN involvement is lower as is the proportion of young people aged 16-18 in Government Training Schemes. By contrast, the proportion of young people in employment and apprenticeships is higher 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 (EYFS) as at end of Reception is greater as is the percentage of pupils achieving the Expected Standard in combined Reading, Writing and Maths. Pupil's average Attainment 8 score is greater when compared to the North East but lower in comparison to the Borough and England. The proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is greater than the North East and lower in comparison to the Borough and England. The proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is greater than 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, there are no young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET); also, there are no young people who are recorded NEET because unavailable to work. In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to just 1.2% of the Borough's Children in Need (CIN); and, 0.3% of children who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan (CPP). There are no instances of children who are recorded as a Child in Our Care (CiOC).

 

Community safety

Considering Community Safety, the Ward was the location for 0.8% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 0.9% of domestic abuse crimes; 0.6% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 0.9% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 1.2% 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; criminal damage and arson; 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; and, 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 0.01% of all the secondary fires in England and 0.02% 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 16-64 claiming Universal Credit. At the same time, the proportion of residents aged 18- 24 claiming Universal Credit is, when compared with the North East and England greater, while being lower in comparison with the Borough.

The proportion of residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are self-employed; residents who travel to work on foot; residents who travel to work by bus or train; and, residents with no qualifications is lower in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England. Comparing the Ward with the Borough and the North East average, a smaller proportion of residents are process, plant and machine operatives, though in comparison with England the average is greater; the proportion of residents who work in sales and customer service occupations is lower compared with the Borough and the North East but greater when compared with England; the proportion of residents aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualification is greater than the Borough and the North East average but lower when compared to England.

Comparing the Ward with the Borough overall, it is home to fewer households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K and who are finding it difficult/very difficult to cope on income. At the same time households in this Ward are likely to be less comfortable using online banking than the Borough average; and less likely to be considered internet 'savvy'. Residents in this Ward are less likely than the Borough average to be accessing social networking sites more than 5 times per day.

 

Environment and housing

Regarding Environment and Housing, the Ward is the location for 0.4% 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. Of the households with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion is in Category D.

The average house price for all sold properties is lower than for the Borough, the North East and England. While the Median house price is lower than for the Borough and England, it is higher when compared with the North East. In comparison with the Borough overall, the Ward is home to more households in the following Council Tax bands: B and C. At the same time, it also home to fewer households in the following Council Tax bands: A, D, E, and F. There are no households in Council Tax band G and H.

 

Health and wellbeing

Considering 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 lower than is the case for the Borough (All Causes, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attack and hospital stays for Self-Harm). At the same time, hospital admissions in relation to Hip Fracture for those aged 65+ and Strokes is higher than is the case for the Borough. Overall incident rates of Cancer (All Cancer and Breast Cancer) is higher than is the case for the Borough, while incident rates in relation Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer and Prostate 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, circulatory disease, coronary heart disease, respiratory disease and strokes. At the same time the rate of deaths in relation to cancer is in comparison to the Borough slightly higher.

 

Strong communities

In terms of Strong Communities, broadly speaking, the Ward has a smaller proportion of residents aged 0-19; a smaller proportion of 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, the proportion of residents identifying as non-Christian. At the same time a larger proportion of residents in this Ward identify as Christian in comparison to Borough, the North East and England average.

Over 95% of the Ward population aged 18+ is registered to vote and 46 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.

 

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