Population characteristics – older age structure than Wales and GB, particularly high % aged 65+, with noticeable dip in 16-44 age groups, though slightly younger struture than Conwy CB average. Slightly low net population growth in past 10 years compared to national figures, but above Conwy CB average. Population density relatively high. Ethnicity & religion significantly less diverse than national averages. Welsh speakers around Welsh average.
Health – limiting long term illness significantly above England & Wales average. High levels of all chronic illnesses, compared to Wales average.
Housing and living arrangements – pensioner only households much higher than national average, particularly lone pensioners. Average household size lower than average. Relatively high levels of other rented tenure (mainly private renting) & low levels of social renting. House prices similar to Welsh average but below Conwy CB levels.
Community safety – overall crime rates low compared to England & Wales figures, and comparable to Conwy CB average. Violence against the person – slightly elevated compared to Conwy CB figure.
Economy – residents’ employment in manufacturing, communications/finance/property, and professional/technical/scientific industries comparatively low. Comparatively high employment in accommodation & food services (tourism), health & social work and wholesale/retail. Proportion with no qualifications high compared to national figures. Unemployed claimant rate is high. People aged 50+ make up a larger proportion of unemployed claimants than average.
Income and benefits – income levels below national average. High proportion of people claiming benefits, particularly incapacity benefits and pension credits.
Poverty & deprivation – high proportion of children in families claiming Working Tax Credits, both for ‘in-work’ and out-of-work families. Higher than average levels of deprivation in the housing domain of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation.
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