Hardwick and Salters Lane ward profile
Hardwick and Salters Lane is in Stockton North and is home to just over 7,700 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tells us it is likely to be predominantly home to 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 3rd (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived Ward in Stockton-on-Tees Borough.
The ward is home to below Stockton-on-Tees Borough, North East and England proportions of residents providing unpaid care and households occupied by one family where all individuals are aged 65+. More households are occupied by a single person aged 65+ than is the case across the Borough, the North East and England. 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, 2.9% 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 similar Stockton-on-Tees Borough average proportions of households likely to participate in sport up to and more than 2 hours per week; and a similar proportion of households who are unlikely to exercise. Similar proportions of residents in this Ward to the Borough average are likely to have bought or read ten or more books in the last 12 months.
Children and young people
Hardwick and Salters Lane has a higher Stockton- on-Tees Borough average uptake of free childcare for 2 year olds and a lower proportion of vacant 30-hour places for 3 and 4 year olds. At the same time, it has above Borough average proportion of pupils aged 4-16 years who are eligible for free school meals; and a higher proportion of children and young people aged 4-19 years recorded with SEN involvement. The proportion of young people aged 16-18 in government training schemes is greater when compared to the Borough, while the proportion of young people aged 16-18 in employment and apprenticeships, is in comparison to the Borough slightly lower.
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) is smaller; the proportion of pupils achieving Expected Standard in combined Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2 is smaller; pupils' average Attainment 8 score is smaller; pupils' average Progress 8 score is smaller/worse; the proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is smaller; the proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is smaller; and, the proportion of young people aged 16-18 in full time education is smaller.
Considering the Ward against the North East and the Borough only, it is home to more young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET) and, in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England more young people aged 16-18 are NEET because unavailable for work. In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to just over 8% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 10.7% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and just over 6.7% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).
Considering Community Safety, the Ward was the location for 5.9% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes reported and just over 7.3% of the Borough's recorded criminal damage and arson offences, 4.7% recorded theft offences and 5.0% recorded anti- social behaviour incidents. Domestic abuse crimes accounted for 7.6% of crimes in the Borough.
In comparison with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward was the location for more recorded crimes per 1,000 people; and, more criminal damage and arson per 1,000 people. In terms of recorded theft offences per 1,000 people, the rate was higher than the Borough but lower when compared with the North East and England. It is also the location for a higher rate of anti-social behaviour incidents per 1,000 people than across the Borough and England overall and a higher rate of domestic abuse crimes per 1,000 people than is the case across the Borough and England. Considering fires, the Ward was the location for 0.15% of all secondary fires in England and 0.05% of 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 more residents aged 16-64 claiming Universal Credit and more residents aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit. At the same time, the Ward is also home to larger 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, adults with no qualifications. Also, in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England overall, the Ward is home to a smaller proportion of residents who are economically active self-employed residents and a much smaller proportion of residents aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualification.
In terms of travelling to work, the Ward is home to a larger proportion of residents who travel to work by bus or train than is the case across the Borough, fewer than England and the same proportion as the North East, a greater proportion of residents than across the Borough, the North East and England who travel to work on foot.
Comparing the Ward with the Borough overall, it is home to similar proportions of households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; and to be finding it difficult/very difficult to cope on income. Households in this Ward are home to similar proportions as the Borough average of those who are likely to be uncomfortable using online banking; likely to be considered internet 'savvy' and likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day.
Environment and housing
Regarding Environment and Housing, the Ward is the location for 6.9% 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 while the proportion for the North East is lower. Of those households with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion is within Category C. The Ward is home to a larger proportion of residents who are social renters alongside a smaller proportion of house owners and private renters when compared with the Borough, the North East and England.
The average and median house prices for all sold property is lower than for the Borough and the North East and substantially lower than for England overall. In comparison with the Borough overall, the Ward is home to a much larger proportion of households in Council Tax Band A, the same proportion of households in Council Tax Band H and smaller proportions of households in Council Tax Bands B, C, D, E, F and G.
Health and wellbeing
Considering Health and Wellbeing, the Ward is home to both lower 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 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 higher at both Reception Year and Year Six than is the case for the Borough and England.
Overall, emergency hospital admission rates are higher than is the case for the Borough (All Causes, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attacks, Strokes and hospital stays for Self-Harm). At the same time, hospital admissions in relation to Hip Fracture for those aged 65+ is lower than is the case for the Borough. Overall incident rates of Cancer (All Cancer, Colorectal Cancer and Lung Cancer) is higher than is the case for the Borough, while incident rates in relation Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer 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.
In terms of Strong Communities, broadly speaking, the Ward has a larger proportion of residents aged 0-19, a smaller proportion of residents aged 16-64 and a smaller 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 larger proportion of families with dependent children, and a smaller proportion of BME residents. The Ward is also home to a smaller proportion of residents identifying as Christian than is the case across the Borough and the North East, but not England overall.
Over 95% of the population aged 18+ are registered to vote and around 36 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.