Service Area Statistics and Facts

 

Incidents and calls

This section of the website provides information into the types and numbers of incidents County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service attends. The interactive report shows an overvew of the number of fires, false alarms, special service incidents and the number of calls we receive.  For information on what these categories consist of please visit our page 'Incident Types We Attend'. 

General area statistics

Deprivation

A Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA) is a GEOGRAPHIC AREA. Lower Layer Super Output Areas are a geographic hierarchy designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics in England and Wales. County Durham has 36 LSOAs (11.1%) ranked in the top 10% most deprived areas in England. These 36 LSOAs cover an area representing 10.2% of the county’s population with 42.2% of the county’s population living in areas in the top 30% most deprived nationally. Darlington has 10 LSOAs (15.4%) ranked in the top 10% most deprived areas in England. These 10 LSOAs cover an area representing 13.6% of the county’s population with 37.1% of the county’s population living in areas in the top 30% most deprived nationally. Nationally, 10% of LSOAs are ranked in the top 10% most deprived areas in England.  This equates to 10% of the population.