Billingham West ward profile
Billingham West ward is in Stockton North and is home to just under 5,200 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 21st (out of 26, with 26th being least deprived) most deprived Ward in Stockton-on-Tees Borough.
In terms of adult services, 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 aged 65+ and families all aged 65+. At the same time, the ward is home to above Borough average proportions of adults receiving adult social care while at the same time, lower proportions of new recipient of clients receiving care and support. 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
Regarding 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; lower proportions of households likely to participate in sport for up to 2 hours per week; and, higher proportions unlikely to take exercise. Compared with Borough average, this ward also has higher proportions of households likely to have bought or read ten or more books in the last 12 months.
Children and young people
The Ward's characteristics in terms of children and young people are as follows. Billingham West has above Stockton-on-Tees Borough average uptake of free childcare for 2- year olds. At the same time the proportions of vacant 30-hour places for 3 and 4 year olds is lower as is the proportion of pupils (aged 4-16) who are eligible for free school meals; and, proportions of children and young people (aged 4-19) recorded with SEN involvement.
Comparing the ward with the Stockton-on-Tees 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' Attainment 8 score is greater; pupils average progress 8 score is greater; the proportion of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths GCSE is greater; the proportion of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths is greater. By way of contrast the proportion of young people aged 16-18 in full time education is lower than is the case for the Borough, North East and England. In comparison to the Borough only, the proportion of young people aged 16-18 in Government Training Schemes is higher, while proportions of young people in employment and apprenticeships is lower. Considering the Ward against the North East the Borough and England, it is home to no young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEET); or those who are recorded NEET because unavailable for work.
In terms of safeguarding, the Ward is home to just 1.2% of the Borough's Children in Need (CiN), 0.3% of the Borough's children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) and 0.3% of the Borough's Children in Our Care (CiOC).
Considering community safety, the ward was the location for 1.1% of Stockton-on-Tees Borough's recorded crimes; 1.1% of domestic abuse crimes; 1.2% of recorded criminal damage and arson offences; 1.0% of recorded theft offences (excl. burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, 1.1% of all recorded anti-social behaviour incidents.
In comparison with the Borough the North East and England, the ward was the location for a lower rate per 1,000 people in respect of recorded crimes; criminal damage and arson; theft offences (excluding burglary, vehicle crime or robbery); and, anti-social behaviour incidents. In comparison with the Borough and England the rate per 1,000 people in respect of domestic abuse crimes was lower. Considering fires, the Ward was the location for 0.005% of all the secondary fires in England and none 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 fewer residents aged 16-64 and aged 18-24 claiming Universal Credit; residents who have elementary occupations; residents who travel to work by bus or train; and residents who travel to work on foot. The proportion of residents with no qualifications is also lower in comparison with the ward, North East and England.
Further comparison shows that while there are fewer residents in this ward who are process, plant and machine operatives and who work in sales and customer services occupations than the Borough and the North East average, the proportion is larger than the England average. In this ward there is also a higher proportion of residents who are self- employed than is the case in the Borough and the North East but less when compared to the England average. There are more residents in this ward aged 16-74 with a degree, HNC or professional qualification than the Borough and North East average but less when compared to the England average.
Comparing the ward with the Borough overall, it is home to more households likely to have a net annual income of <£15K; fewer households likely to be finding it difficult/very difficult to cope on income; and, fewer households likely to access social networking sites more than 5 times per day. More households in this ward are likely to be uncomfortable using online banking. The proportion of households likely to be considered internet 'savvy' is lower than the Borough average.
Environment and housing
The ward is the location for 0.3% 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. Of those households with an Energy Performance Certificate, the highest proportion are Category D. In further comparison with the Borough, North East and England, the ward is home to more residents who are house owners and fewer who rent from social landlords or privately. The average house price for all sold property is less than for the Borough and England while being higher than for the North East. At the same time the Median House Price is higher than for the Borough and North East though considerably lower when compared with England. In comparison with the Borough overall, the Ward is home to more households in the following Council Tax Bands: B, C and D. At the same time, it also home to fewer households in the following Council Tax bands: A, E, F and G. There are no households in 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 attacks, strokes, hip fracture for those aged 65+, and hospital stays for self-harm). Overall incident rates of cancer (all cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer) is lower than is the case for the Borough. 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, cancer, circulatory disease, coronary heart disease, respiratory disease and strokes.
In terms of strong communities, broadly speaking, the ward has a smaller proportion of residents aged 0-19; and, a smaller proportion of residents aged 16-64. At the same time the Ward is home to a larger 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 Ward is home to a smaller proportion of families with dependent children; BME population; residents identifying as non-Christian; and, a larger proportion identifying as Christian.
Over 90% of the Ward population aged 18+ are registered to vote and 29 young people aged 16 and 17 are registered.