Population characteristics – older age structure than Wales and GB. Low net population growth in past 10 years compared to national figures, but above Conwy CB average. Population density relatively low. Ethnicity significantly less diverse than national averages. Welsh speakers well above Welsh average.
Health – limiting long term illness significantly above England & Wales average but comparable to Welsh average. High levels of hypertension, compared to Wales average.
Housing and living arrangements – pensioner only households higher than national average, though below Conwy BC rate. 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.
Community safety – very low crime rates.
Economy – residents’ employment in manufacturing, communications/finance/property, and professional/technical/scientific industries comparatively low. Comparatively high employment in health & social work. Qualification levels high compared to national and Conwy CB figures. Unemployed claimant rate is higher than GB average. People aged 16-24 make up a larger proportion of unemployed claimants than average.
Income and benefits – income levels well below national average but around same level as Conwy CB High proportion of people claiming benefits when measured against national figures, notably for incapacity benefits.
Poverty & deprivation – high proportion of children in families claiming Working Tax Credits compared to GB figures – particularly ‘in-work’ families.