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Parkfield and Oxbridge ward profile

Parkfield and Oxbridge ward is in Stockton South and is home to just over 9,600 people. Experian Mosaic Public Sector (EMPS) tells us it is likely to be predominantly home to single people and home sharers who are likely to be renting their homes from private landlords. Levels of household income are likely to be limited. Most preferred method of contact is likely to be SMS and Mobile. According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019, it is the 4th (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived Ward in Stockton-on-Tees Borough.

Adult services

The ward is home to below Stockton-on-Tees Borough, North East and England proportions of households occupied by one family; all aged 65+; proportions of households occupied by single person aged 65+; and, residents providing unpaid care. 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 1.0% of all recipients of home care provided by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council live in this Ward.

 

Arts, culture and leisure

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; below average proportions of households likely to participate in sport up to 2 hours per week; and below 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

Parkfield and Oxbridge has an above 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; and, proportion of young people aged 16-18 in government training schemes. On the other hand, the Ward has below Borough average amount of vacant 30-hour places for 3 and 4-year olds; 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 the end of Reception is smaller; the proportion of pupils achieving Expected Standard in combined Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2 is smaller than the Borough average though the average higher when compared with the North East and England. Pupils' average Attainment 8 score is smaller than the Borough and England average, while being greater in comparison with the North East. The proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is greater than the North East, but less than the Borough and England. The proportion of pupils achieving 4+ English and Maths is less than for the Borough, the North East and England. At the same time, the Ward has a greater proportion of young people aged 16-18 in full time education.

Considering the Ward against the Borough and England only, it is home to a greater proportion young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET), though the proportion of young people aged 16-18 NEET because unavailable to work is lower than in comparison to the Borough, North East and England. In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to 7.2% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 7.7% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and 9.8% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).

 

Community safety

The ward was the location for 7.9% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 7.6% of domestic abuse crimes; 6.0% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 6.9% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 7.9% 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 crime recorded. The rate per 1,000 people in respect of domestic abuse is also higher than for the Borough, North East and England. In respect of criminal damage and arson, the rate per 1,000 people is higher than for the Borough and England, but lower than for the North East. In respect of recorded theft offences (exc. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery), the rate per 1,000 people is higher than for the Borough but lower in respect of the North East and England. Recorded anti-social behaviour incidents rate per 1,000 population was greater in the Ward than the Borough, North East and England. The ward was the location for 0.05% of all primary and 0.08% 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 residents who have elementary occupations; residents who are process, plant and machine operatives; residents who work in sales and customer service occupations; residents who travel to work on foot; residents aged 16-64 claiming Universal Credit; and, residents aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit. The Ward has fewer residents aged 16 and above with a degree, HNC or professional qualifications. It is also home to a greater proportion of adults with no qualifications than the Borough and England, though less than the North East and, a greater proportion of economically active self-employed residents than the Borough and the North East, but less than recorded for England. In addition, the Ward has more residents who travel to work by bus or train than the Borough but less than for the North East and England.

Comparing the Ward with the Borough overall, it is home to the more households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; and slightly fewer 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 similar to the Borough while at the same time the proportion of households likely to be considered internet 'savvy' is slightly higher. The proportion of households likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day is slightly lower than for the Borough.

 

Environment and housing

The ward is the location for 15.9% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's fly tipping removals. Compared with the Borough, the North East and England, the Ward is home to greater proportion of households in fuel poverty, residents who are private renters, but a smaller proportion of residents who are social renters. The Ward also 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 less than the Borough, the North East and England. At the same time, the median (average) house prices for all sold properties is less than the Borough and England while being the same as that for the North East. In comparison with the Borough overall, the Ward is home to more households in Council Tax band A. At the same time, it is also home to fewer households in Council Tax bands: B, C, D, E, F and G. There are no households in this Ward in Council Tax band H.

 

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 lower than for the Borough and higher than for England. The proportion of residents with prevalence of severe back pain is lower 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 and respiratory disease. At the same time the rates in relation to circulatory disease, coronary heart disease and strokes is lower.

 

Strong communities

The ward has a larger proportion of residents aged 0-19 and residents aged 16-64 than is the case across Stockton-on-Tees Borough, the North East and England and a smaller proportion of residents aged 65+. Also, in comparison with the Borough, the North East and England overall, the Ward is home to a greater proportion of families with dependent children; BME population and a smaller proportion of residents identifying as Christian.

Over 80% of the Ward population aged 18+ are registered to vote and 37 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.

 

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