Population characteristics – older age structure than Wales and GB, with noticeabley small proportion in all age groups under 45. Low net population growth in past 10 years. Population density very low. Ethnicity & religion significantly less diverse than national averages. Welsh speakers much higher than Welsh average – highest sub area in Conwy CB.
Health – limiting long term illness above England & Wales average but well below Conwy CB levels. High levels of hypertension, compared to Wales average.
Housing and living arrangements – pensioner only households much higher than national average, but below Conwy CB average. Proportion of households with children low. High levels of owner occupation & low levels of social renting. House prices above Welsh average.
Community safety – crime rates very low.
Economy – residents’ employment in manufacturing, communications/finance/property, and professional/technical/scientific industries comparatively low. Comparatively high employment in agriculture, construction, accommodation & food services (tourism), and education. Unemployed claimant rate is low. People aged 50+ make up a larger proportion of unemployed claimants than average.
Income and benefits – household income levels below national average, but higher than Wales or Conwy CB level. Relatively low proportion of people claiming benefits.
Poverty & deprivation – though overall levels are low compared to national figures, the balance of children in families receiving Working Tax Credits is more skewed towards in-work families than the national average, suggesting wages are particularly low in the area. Higher than average levels of deprivation in the access to services and housing domains of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation. 9 out of 11 of LSOAs are amongst the 10% most deprived in Wales for access to services.
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