Socio-economic statistics for Bishopsgarth, Stockton-on-Tees

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Bishopsgarth in Stockton-on-Tees from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Bishopsgarth older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Bishopsgarth and Stockton-on-Tees? Is Bishopsgarth an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Bishopsgarth Health Statistics

Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree 43.09% 34.93% 15.57% 5.1% 1.31%
Stockton-on-Tees 46.53% 33.33% 13.89% 4.78% 1.47%
North East 44.58% 33.46% 14.95% 5.41% 1.61%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Stockton-on-Tees changed since 2011?

Stockton-on-Tees residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.04% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.35% 33.55% 13.77% 4.85% 1.48%
2021 46.53% 33.33% 13.89% 4.78% 1.47%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Bishopsgarth & Stockton-on-Tees Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Bishopsgarth in the Stockton-on-Tees local area district.

Bishopsgarth has a lower rate of immigrants than Stockton-on-Tees, the North East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree 96.69% 3.31%
Stockton-on-Tees 93.77% 6.23%
North East 93.23% 6.77%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Bishopsgarth compared to other wards in Stockton-on-Tees

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Stockton Town Centre 80.34% 19.66%
2 Parkfield and Oxbridge 84.08% 15.92%
3 Mandale and Victoria 89.73% 10.27%
4 Newtown 90.77% 9.23%
5 Yarm 92.65% 7.35%
6 Northern Parishes 93% 7%
7 Ingleby Barwick West 93.28% 6.72%
8 Ingleby Barwick East 93.29% 6.71%
9 Eaglescliffe 94.11% 5.89%
10 Norton North 94.35% 5.65%
11 Hardwick and Salters Lane 94.4% 5.6%
12 Grangefield 95.19% 4.81%
13 Village 95.3% 4.7%
14 Norton South 96.35% 3.65%
15 Billingham South 96.44% 3.56%
16 Roseworth 96.53% 3.47%
17 Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree 96.69% 3.31%
18 Hartburn 96.71% 3.29%
19 Billingham East 96.75% 3.25%
20 Fairfield 96.76% 3.24%
21 Billingham Central 96.83% 3.17%
22 Western Parishes 96.89% 3.11%
23 Stainsby Hill 97% 3%
24 Norton West 97.3% 2.7%
25 Billingham North 97.59% 2.41%
26 Billingham West 97.83% 2.17%
'; Bishopsgarth is ranked 17 out of 26 wards in Stockton-on-Tees for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

How many residents own or rent their home in Bishopsgarth and Stockton-on-Tees

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Bishopsgarth either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 77.8 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 22.2 of Bishopsgarth residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree 77.8% 22.2%
Stockton-on-Tees 66.16% 33.84%
North East 60.27% 39.73%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Bishopsgarth has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Bishopsgarth compared to other wards in Stockton-on-Tees

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Hartburn 90.09% 9.91%
2 Billingham West 87.72% 12.28%
3 Northern Parishes 87.15% 12.85%
4 Ingleby Barwick West 87.09% 12.91%
5 Billingham North 84.28% 15.72%
6 Norton West 83.16% 16.84%
7 Grangefield 82.44% 17.56%
8 Ingleby Barwick East 82.39% 17.61%
9 Western Parishes 81.1% 18.9%
10 Fairfield (Stockton-on-Tees) 81% 19%
11 Eaglescliffe 79.06% 20.94%
12 Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree 77.8% 22.2%
13 Yarm 76.93% 23.07%
14 Village (Stockton-on-Tees) 65.22% 34.78%
15 Norton South 60.5% 39.5%
16 Stainsby Hill 57.92% 42.08%
17 Norton North (Stockton-on-Tees) 56.72% 43.28%
18 Billingham South 56.27% 43.73%
19 Billingham Central 53.77% 46.23%
20 Roseworth 53.42% 46.58%
21 Parkfield and Oxbridge 52.66% 47.34%
22 Billingham East 51.08% 48.92%
23 Newtown (Stockton-on-Tees) 43.29% 56.71%
24 Hardwick and Salters Lane 39.34% 60.66%
25 Mandale and Victoria 38.84% 61.16%
26 Stockton Town Centre 30.42% 69.58%
Bishopsgarth is ranked 12 out of 26 wards in Stockton-on-Tees for the percentage of home owners.

Bishopsgarth Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Bishopsgarth Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Bishopsgarth residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Bishopsgarth to the national average for England.
Level Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree England
No Qualifications 19.19% 18.08%
Level 1 10.04% 9.69%
Level 2 14.6% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 8.39% 5.32%
Level 3 19.17% 16.92%
Level 4 25.45% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Bishopsgarth?

The largest employment sector in Bishopsgarth is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 16.78%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.24%
Skilled Trades 11.21%
Administrative & Secretarial 10.49%
Elementary Occupations 10.13%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.95%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 9.29%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 8.86%

Bishopsgarth Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Stockton-on-Tees.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Stockton-on-Tees 4.2% -0.3%
North East 4.3% -0.5%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Bishopsgarth on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Bishopsgarth.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 51.15%
In Part-Time Work 27.49%
Unemployed 4.07%
72.51% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Bishopsgarth

What is the population of Bishopsgarth and Stockton-on-Tees?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Stockton-on-Tees including Bishopsgarth. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Billingham Central 7408
Billingham East 7221
Billingham North 8399
Billingham South 6517
Billingham West 5208
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree 6322
Eaglescliffe 10579
Fairfield 5433
Grangefield 6530
Hardwick and Salters Lane 7894
Hartburn 6257
Ingleby Barwick East 10740
Ingleby Barwick West 12850
Mandale and Victoria 12326
Newtown 7080
Northern Parishes 4236
Norton North 6471
Norton South 7905
Norton West 5971
Parkfield and Oxbridge 9512
Roseworth 7338
Stainsby Hill 6222
Stockton Town Centre 7605
Village 6853
Western Parishes 3522
Yarm 11020
Stockton-on-Tees Total 197419



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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