Borough of Stockton-on-Tees

Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Unitary, Borough

Coat of Arms of Stockton-on-Tees

Map of the five boroughs of the Tees Valley within England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North East England
City Region Tees Valley
Ceremonial county Durham and North Yorkshire
Admin. HQ Stockton-on-Tees
  Type Stockton Borough Council
  Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
  Executive: Labour / Independent
  Mayor Councillor Kathryn Nelson[1]
  MPs: Alex Cunningham (L)
James Wharton (C)
  Total 79.2 sq mi (205.0 km2)
Area rank 164th
Population (mid-2014 est.)
  Total 194,119
  Rank Ranked 89th
  Density 2,500/sq mi (950/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 00EF (ONS)
E06000004 (GSS)
Ethnicity 97.2% White
1.7% S.Asian

Stockton-on-Tees is a borough by prescription [2] and unitary authority area in the Tees Valley region situated in the North East of England, with a population of 191,600 shown in the 2011 census.[3]

The borough of Stockton-on-Tees consists of the market town of Stockton (population 82,880), and the smaller outlying settlements of Billingham (pop. 36,720) and Thornaby-on-Tees (pop. 23,200), including Ingleby Barwick (pop.16,280). Durham Tees Valley Airport is also partly within the borough. The Stockton-on-Tees borough accounts for the largest number of residents within the Teesside and Hartlepool urban area.


The borough with the River Tees shown

The core of the town was anciently in County Durham, but the borough spilled over the river into Yorkshire. The borough was formed on 1 April 1974, from the Stockton part of Teesside county borough, along with part of Stockton Rural District in County Durham and part of Stokesley Rural District from the North Riding. At that time it was designated a non-metropolitan district of Cleveland.

It became a unitary authority on 1 April 1996 and part of the Tees Valley region. For ceremonial purposes the borough is split between County Durham and North Yorkshire, along the line of the River Tees as shown in the map (left) with County Durham to the north and North Yorkshire to the south. It is the only council area in England or Wales to be split between two ceremonial counties.


The Borough has 26 wards with either one, two or three Councillors representing each. There are 56 Councillors in total in the Borough of Stockton. Following the elections that took place in May 2015, 32 Councillors are Labour, 13 Conservative, 5 Ingleby Barwick Independent Society, 3 Thornaby Independent Association, 2 West Words and 1 Liberal Democrat .[4]


This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added4 Agriculture1 Industry2 Services3
1995 2,804 9 1,443 1,352
2000 3,252 6 1,359 1,887
2003 3,364 6 1,037 2,320

^1 includes hunting and forestry

^2 includes energy and construction

^3 includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

^4 Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

Local Nature Reserves

The council maintains a number of Local Nature Reserves including Barwick Pond, Charlton's Pond, Greenvale, Hardwick Dene and Elm Tree Woods, Norton Grange Marsh, Quarry Wood (Eaglescliffe) and Stillington Forest Park.


  1. "The Mayor – Stockton Borough Council". Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  3. "Table P07 2011 Census: Number of usual residents living in households and communal establishments, local authorities in England and Wales". 2011 Census, Population and Household Estimates for England and Wales. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. "Councillors and Council Meeting Information (Egenda)". Retrieved 2 July 2009.

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Coordinates: 54°33′N 1°20′W / 54.550°N 1.333°W / 54.550; -1.333

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