Norton West ward profile
Norton West ward is in Stockton North and is home to just over 6,000 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tells us it is likely to be 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 19th (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived ward in the Stockton-on-Tees Borough.
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 below Borough average proportions of adults receiving adult social care services and new recipients of the same. Additionally, just 1.2% 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 above Stockton-on-Tees Borough average proportions of households likely to participate in sport more than 2 hours per week and below Borough average proportions of households likely to participate in sport up to 2 hours per week and unlikely to exercise. Residents in this Ward are more likely than the Borough average to have bought or read ten or more books in the last 12 months.
Children and young people
Norton West has a below Stockton-on-Tees Borough average uptake of free childcare for 2 year olds; proportion of pupils (aged 4-16) who are eligible for free school meals; proportion of children and young people (aged 4-19) recorded with SEN involvement; proportion of young people aged 16-18 in government training schemes. On the other hand, the Ward has an above Borough average amount of vacant 30-hour places for 3 and 4-year olds: and above Borough average proportion of children and young people in employment and apprenticeships.
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; 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 and 4+ in English and Maths is greater in comparison with the North East and England though in comparison with the Borough the proportion is lower. The proportion of young people aged 16-18 in full time education is greater in comparison with the Borough and North East and the same as that recorded for England.
Considering the Ward against the North East and the Borough only, it is home to fewer young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET). There are more young people aged 16-18 NEET because unavailable for work when compared with the Borough, North East and England. In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to just 0.8% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 0.5% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and 0.3% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).
The ward was the location for just 1.0% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 0.5% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 0.6% of recorded theft offences; and, 1.2% of recorded anti-social behaviour incidents. 1.3% of the Borough's domestic abuse crimes took place in the Ward.
In comparison with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward was the location for a smaller rate of recorded crimes per 1,000 people; criminal damage and arson per 1,000 people; and, theft offences per 1,000 people; and a smaller rate per 1,000 people in respect of domestic abuse. It is also the location for a smaller rate of anti-social behaviour incidents per 1,000 people than across the Borough, North East and England overall. Considering fires, the Ward was the location for just 0.04% of all secondary fires in England and none 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 more residents aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualification and a smaller proportion of residents aged 16-64 claiming Universal Credit; residents aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit; residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are process, plant and machine operatives; residents who travel to work by bus or train; residents who travel to work on foot; and, adults with no qualifications.
In comparison with England, the Ward is home to more residents who work in sales and customer service occupations, but a smaller proportion than across the North East and the Borough. Also, in comparison with England, the Ward is home to a smaller proportion of residents who are self-employed, but a larger proportion than across the North East and the Borough.
Comparing the Ward with the Borough overall, it is home to more households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; and less households likely to be finding it difficult/very difficult to cope on income. The proportion of households likely to be uncomfortable using online banking is higher than the Borough average. The proportion of residents likely to be considered internet 'savvy' is lower than for the Borough, as is the proportion of those likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day.
Environment and housing
The ward is the location for 0.5% 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 those households with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion is within Category D.
The average and median house price for all sold property is greater than for the Borough and the North East, but lower than for England. In comparison with the Borough overall, the Ward is home to more households in the following Council Tax bands: B, C, D, E and F. At the same time, it is also home to fewer households in the following Council Tax bands: A and G. There are no households in this Ward which belong to Council Tax Band 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 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 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 Disease, Strokes, Hip Fracture for those aged 65+ and hospital stays for Self-Harm). Overall incident rates of Cancer (All Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer and Prostate) is higher than is the case for the Borough, while incident rates in relation to Lung Cancer are 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 disease, respiratory disease and strokes; in relation to cancer the rate is higher.
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; and, a larger proportion of residents identifying as Christian.
Most of the population aged 18+ is registered to vote and 35 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.