This area covers the Llandudno town council area on the Creuddyn peninsular of the North Wales coast. It is bordered to the south by Llandudno Junction and Deganwy. Llandudno is the main retail and service hub for the County Borough.
Population characteristics – older age structure than Wales and GB, particularly high % aged 65+, with noticeable dip in 16-29 age group. Low net population growth in past 10 years. Population density relatively high. Ethnicity & religion significantly less diverse than national averages, but highest in Conwy and Denbighshire. Proportion of Welsh speakers around Welsh average.
Health – limiting long term illness significantly above England & Wales average. High levels of hypertension, compared to Wales average.
Housing and living arrangements – pensioner only households much higher than national average. Average household size lower than average. Proportion of households with children very low. Relatively high levels of other rented tenure (mainly private renting) & low levels of social renting. House prices well above Welsh average. Affordability (income to houseprice ratio) particularly poor at lower quartile level.
Community safety – high crime rates compared Conwy CB and national averages especially for violence against the person and theft/handling.
Economy and employment – employment in manufacturing and communications/finance/property industries comparatively low. Comparatively high employment in accommodation & food services (tourism), health & social work and wholesale/retail.
Income and benefits – income levels below national average. Relatively high proportion of people claiming incapacity benefits.
Poverty and deprivation – high proportion of children in low income families, for both ‘in-work’ and ‘out-of-work’ families. Higher than average levels of deprivation in the housing and employment domains of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation.