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Stockton-on-Tees is a unitary authority area and borough in the Tees Valleymarker area of North East England, with a population in 2001 of 178,408, rising to 185,880 in 2005 estimates.

The borough of Stockton-on-Tees consists of Stockton-on-Teesmarker (population 82,880), and smaller outlying settlements, including Billinghammarker (pop. 36,720), Thornaby-on-Teesmarker, (pop. 23,200) Yarmmarker, Ingleby Barwickmarker and Nortonmarker. Durham Tees Valley Airportmarker is also partly within the borough. The Stockton-on-Tees borough accounts for the largest number of residents within the Teessidemarker and Hartlepoolmarker urban area.

History

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 Yorkshiremarker. 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 Districtmarker from the North Riding. At that time it was designated a non-metropolitan district of Clevelandmarker.

It became a unitary authority on 1 April 1996. For ceremonial purposes the borough is split between County Durham and North Yorkshire, along the line of the River Teesmarker as shown in the map (left) with Durham to the north and Yorkshire to the south.

Council

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 2007, 3of these are Billingham Independent Association, 13 Conservative, 6 Ingleby Barwick Independent Society, 22 are Labour, 5 Liberal Democrat, and 7 Thornaby Independent Association.

Economy

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 Added Agriculture Industry Services
1995 2,804 9 1,443 1,352
2000 3,252 6 1,359 1,887
2003 3,364 6 1,037 2,320


 includes hunting and forestry


 includes energy and construction


 includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured


 Components may not sum to totals due to rounding


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