Conwy and Denbighshire have areas with high levels of multiple deprivation. People living within these areas have poorer outcomes than other groups in employment, income, health, housing, community safety, access to services and the environment. Poverty, and particular income poverty are not confined to these areas and incidence of household income poverty and child poverty exist scattered throughout the area.
There are also people and families who are disadvantaged because they experience a range of problems that combined make them vulnerable and likely to need a range of services unless problems can be de-escalated via preventative interventions.
Research locally and at the Wales level demonstrates outcome gaps between those who share particular protected characteristics and others in relation to educational attainment, economic opportunities, personal safety, health, dignity in care, healthy lifestyle choices and access to services.
The digital revolution also raises challenges as evidence shows internet use is lower among a range of groups and in specific localities where access is poor.
Profile data relating to those protected characteristics where robust data sources exist can be viewed in the chart below
- There is no data available about people who are transgender at either unitary authority or national level.
- There is no comprehensive source of data about disability. The 2011 Census provides information on limiting long term illness and unpaid carers at unitary authority level. There is a register of physical and / or sensory impaired people and people with learning disabilities who use social services, but this only captures information about those people who use the Council’s services.
- The only source of data about religious affiliation at unitary authority level is the 2011 Census.
- The most reliable data for ethnicity figures for all the population at unitary authority level is the 2011 Census. More up-to-date figures are available at an all-Wales level. The School Census provides more recent ethnicity data for school pupils only.
- National identity figures are only available for unitary authorities from the 2011 Census.
- The 2011 Census has detailed data on the Welsh language. It provides data about Welsh language skills, and a breakdown of Welsh speakers by age, nationality and geographically. The School Census also provides data about pupils in who attend Welsh medium schools and about pupils in all schools who speak Welsh.
- The Annual Population Survey produces figures for unitary authorities, but because of the limited sample size, they are not considered a robust source of data at this level. They are therefore not recommended for use at UA level and are not included in the above table. Wales figures have been included as they are considered robust.