Population characteristics – older age structure than Conwy CB, Wales and GB, particularly high % aged 65+, with noticeable dip in 16-44 age groups. 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 below Welsh average – lowest sub area in Conwy CB.
Health – limiting long term illness significantly above England & Wales average as is proportion of unpaid carers – highest sub area in Conwy CB, for both measures. 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 owner occupation & low levels of social renting. House prices well below Conwy CB and Welsh levels at median measure but affordability (income to house price ratio) particularly poor at lower quartile level.
Community safety – crime rates high compared to Conwy CB average, but overall lower than England & Wales figures.
Economy – residents’ employment in manufacturing, communications/finance/property, and professional/technical/scientific industries comparatively low. Comparatively high employment in health & social work and wholesale/retail. Qualification levels low compared to national and Conwy CB figures. Unemployed claimant rate is high. People aged 50+ make up a larger proportion of unemployed claimants than average.
Income and benefits – income levels well below national average. High proportion of people claiming benefits when measured against comparative areas, notably for incapacity benefits and carers allowance. Proportion of pension credit claimants also slightly high.
Poverty & deprivation – high proportion of children in families claiming Working Tax Credits, for both ‘in-work’ and ‘out-of-work’ families. Higher than average levels of deprivation in the education domain of Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation.
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