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. Welsh speakers higher than 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. Relatively high levels of owner occupation & low levels of social renting. House prices well above Welsh average. Affordability (income to houseprice ratio) particularly poor at lower quartile level.
Community safety – crime rates low compared to England & Wales figures, but high compared to Conwy CB average, particularly for theft & handling.
Economy – residents’ employment in manufacturing, communications/finance/property, and professional/technical/scientific industries comparatively low. Comparatively high employment in accommodation & food services (tourism), health & social work and wholesale/retail. People aged 50+ make up a larger proportion of unemployed claimants than average.
Income and benefits – income levels below national average. Relatively high proportion of people claiming incapacity benefits.
Poverty & deprivation – high proportion of children in families claiming Working Tax Credits, particularly ‘in-work’ families. Higher than average levels of deprivation in the community safety domain of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation.
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