Norton South ward profile
Norton South Ward is in Stockton North and is home to just over 7,800 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tells us it is likely to be predominantly home to families without children with modest incomes living in affordable suburban homes which they own. Most preferred method of contact is likely to be landline and post with residents making modest use of mobiles and the internet. According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019, it is the 10th (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 households where residents provide unpaid care. The proportion of households occupied by a single person aged 65+ is similar to the Borough, though lower in comparison to the North East and England. The proportion of households occupied by one family all aged 65+ is lower than the Borough, 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, just 1.1% 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 lower proportions of households likely to participate in sport up to 2 hours per week; and lower Borough average proportion of households 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 South has below Stockton-on-Tees Borough average uptake of free childcare for 2-year olds; and above average amount of vacant 30-hour places for 3 and 4-year olds. At the same time the proportion of pupils (aged 4-16) who are eligible for free school meals; the proportion of children and young people (aged 4-19) recorded with SEN involvement; proportion of young people in employment and apprenticeships is higher than the Borough average as is the proportion of young people aged 16-18 in government training schemes.
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 the end of Reception is greater; and 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 smaller than the Borough and England average while being higher in comparison to the North East. Pupils' average Progress 8 score is greater. The proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is smaller when compared with the Borough and England while being greater in comparison with the North East. At the same time the proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is greater than the Borough, North East and England.
Considering the Ward against the North East and the Borough only, it is home to a greater proportion of young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET) and no young people aged 16-18 NEET because unavailable to work. In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to 2.6% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 1.4% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and 2.4% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).
The ward was the location for 4.5% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes, 5.9% of domestic abuse crimes, 4.0% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences, 3.0% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 4.4% of all recorded anti-social behaviour incidents.
In comparison with the North East and England, the Ward has a smaller rate per 1,000 population for recorded crime but greater than for the Borough. The rate per 1,000 population for recorded theft offences (exc. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery) is lower in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England, while the rate for criminal damage and arson was smaller than the North East, but greater than the Borough and England. Recorded anti-social behaviour incidents rate per 1,000 population was greater than for the Borough. Domestic abuse rates per 1,000 population was greater in the Ward than the Borough and England. Considering fires, the Ward was the location for 0.03% of all primary and 0.20% 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 more adults with no qualifications; residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are process, plant and machine operatives; residents who work in sales and customer service occupations; fewer residents aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualifications; and, fewer economically active self-employed residents. The Ward has a greater proportion of residents aged 16-64 claiming Universal Credit than England while in comparison to the Borough and the North East the proportion is lower. In addition, the Ward has a smaller proportion of residents aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit than the Borough, the same for the North East but more than for England.
Comparing the Ward with the Borough overall, it is home to the fewer households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; and 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. In comparison with the Borough, the proportion of households likely to be considered internet 'savvy' is lower, as is the proportion of households likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day.
Environment and housing
The ward is the location for 4.6% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's fly tipping removals. Compared with the Borough, the Ward is home to greater proportion of households in fuel poverty, while in comparison with the North East and England, the proportion is lower. Compared with the Borough, North East and England, the Ward is home to a greater proportion of residents who are private renters, but a smaller proportion of residents who are social renters. At the same time, the Ward has a smaller proportion of house owners than the Borough but greater than the North East and England. 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 smaller 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, B and the same proportion in Council Tax Band H. At the same time, it is also home to fewer households in Council Tax bands: C, D, E, F and G.
Health and wellbeing
The ward is home to lower 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 Reception Year and lower 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 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 lower than is the case for the Borough, while incident rates in relation to Lung Cancer is higher. 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 disease, respiratory disease and strokes.
Compared with Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England overall, the ward has a smaller proportion of residents aged 0-19, residents aged 65+, and, a greater proportion of residents aged 16-64. At the same time, it has a greater proportion of families with dependent children and a smaller proportion of BME population. The Ward has a greater proportion than England of residents identifying as Christian, but less than the North East and the Borough.
Around 75% of the population aged 18+ are registered to vote and 24 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.