This area covers western coastal strip of Conwy County Borough, buffering the A55 from the border with Gwynedd in the west to the base of the Creuddyn peninsular in the east. It includes the north-eastern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The main settlements in the area are Llandudno Junction, Deganwy, Conwy, Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan and Glan Conwy.
Population characteristics – older age structure than Wales and GB. High net population growth in past 10 years compared to national figure. Ethnicity significantly less diverse than national averages. Proportion of 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 CB rate. Average household size lower than average. Relatively high levels of owner occupation & low levels of social renting. House prices well above Welsh average.
Community safety – low crime rates.
Economy and employment – employment in manufacturing and communications/finance/property industries comparatively low. Comparatively high employment in health & social work. Qualification levels high compared to Welsh and Conwy CB figures. Unemployed claimant rate is lower than GB average. People aged 50+ make up a larger proportion of unemployed claimants than average.
Income and benefits – income levels below national average but higher than Conwy CB average. Benefit claimant levels similar to national averages.
Poverty & deprivation – low proportion of children in low income families compared to GB figures overall, but high incidence in Pensarn (Llandudno Junction), Pant-yr-afon/Penmaenan (Penmaenmawr) and Bryn (Llanfairfechan) wards – particularly ‘in-work’ families.