Newtown ward profile
Newtown Ward is in Stockton North and is home to just over 7,200 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 2nd (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 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
The ward is home to the same Stockton-on-Tees Borough average proportions of households likely to participate in sport more than 2 hours per week; average proportions of households likely to participate in sport up to 2 hours per week; unlikely to exercise. This Ward is home to similar proportions as the Borough average of residents who are likely to have read or bought ten or more books in the last 12 months.
Children and young people
Newtown has an 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) who are eligible for free school meals; and, proportion of children and young people (aged 4-19) recorded with SEN involvement.
Comparing the Ward with the Borough, the North East and England overall, the proportion of pupils achieving good level of development at Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), as at end of Reception is smaller. The proportion of pupils achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths (at KS2) is smaller in comparison to the Borough, though greater when compared with the North East and England. Attainment 8 score is smaller than the Borough and England average though greater when compared with the North East. The proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE's is smaller than the Borough and England average but greater than England. The proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is higher than the Borough, North East and English average. At the same time, the proportion of young people aged 16-18 in full time education is lower than the North East, the Borough and England.
Comparing the Ward against the North East and Borough only, it is home to a smaller proportion of young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET); and, young people aged 16-18 NEET because unavailable for work. Considering the Ward with the Borough only, it is home to a smaller proportion of young people aged 16-18 in government training schemes and a smaller proportion of young people in employment and apprenticeships.
In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to 7.6% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 8.2% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan and 7.2% of the Borough's Children in Our care (CiOC).
The ward was the location for 6.2% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes, 7.0% of domestic abuse crimes, 7.2% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences, 3.7% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 5.1% of all recorded anti-social behaviour incidents.
In comparison with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward has a higher rate per 1,000 population for recorded crime; recorded criminal damage and arson; and, recorded theft offences. Domestic abuse crime recorded rate per 1,000 was greater in the Ward than the Borough and England. At the same time in comparison with the Borough, North East and England the anti-social behaviour incident rate per 1,000 was greater. Considering fires, the Ward was the location for 0.02% of all primary and 0.73% of secondary fires in England.
Economic regeneration and transport
Compared with Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England overall, the Ward is home to a lower proportion of residents aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualifications. The proportion of residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are process, plant and machine operatives; residents who work in sales and customers service occupations is higher when compared with the Borough, North East and England average. The proportion of residents aged 16-64 claiming Universal Credit; and residents aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit is higher in comparison with Borough, North East and England average as is the proportion of residents who travel to work on foot. The Borough is home to a higher proportion of adults with no qualifications; and, a smaller proportion of economically active self-employed residents. The Ward has a greater proportion of residents who travel to work by bus or train than the Borough and the North East, but smaller than England.
Comparing the Ward with the Borough overall, it has the same proportion of households likely to have a net annual income <£15; and households likely to be finding it difficult/very difficult to cope on income; and, unlikely to be comfortable using online banking. The proportion of households likely to be considered internet 'savvy' is the same as the Borough average, as is the proportion of households likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day.
Environment and housing
Newtown is the location for 8.3% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's fly tipping removals. Compared with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward is home to higher proportion of households in fuel poverty, residents who are social renters and residents who are private renters. In contrast, the Ward has a smaller proportion of house owners. Of those households with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion is within Category D. The average house price 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 Council Tax band A, and, the same proportion in Council Tax band H. At the same time, it is also home to fewer households in Council Tax bands: B, C, D, E, F and G.
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 lower at Reception Year and higher at 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, Hip Fracture for those aged 65+ and hospital stays for Self-Harm). Overall incident rates of Cancer (All Cancer, Lung Cancer) is higher than is the case for the Borough, while incident rates in relation Breast Cancer, Colorectal 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.
The ward has compared with Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England overall, a larger proportion of residents aged 0-19; residents aged 16-64; families with dependent children and a smaller proportion of residents aged 65+. The Ward has a smaller proportion of BME population compared with Borough and England but greater than the North East. At the same time the Ward has a smaller proportion of residents identifying as Christian than the Borough and the North East, but greater than England.
Almost 90% of the Ward's population aged 18+ are registered to vote and 42 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.