Anston and Woodsetts ward

Ward profile

Ward description

Population

Ethnicity

Housing and Households

Employment, Benefits and Pension

General Health and Disability

Lifestyles and Specific Health Issues

Education

Crime and Anti-social Behaviour

Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 and 2019

Data sources

 

Description

Anston and Woodsetts lies in the south east of Rotherham Borough, with a population of 11,996 (2021 census). The ward is represented by three members of the Council. The ward contains the villages of North Anston, South Anston, Thorpe Salvin and Woodsetts. The ward is served by four parish councils. The parish of North and South Anston has a population of 9,271 and forms part of a larger urban area with neighbouring Dinnington. The village of Thorpe Salvin in the south has a rural parish with a population of 466. Woodsetts is a village and rural parish of 1,695 people in the east of the ward. The Park Avenue ward of Dinnington parish is also situated in Anston and Woodsetts.

Suburban housing predominates and is popular with commuters. Although there are deprived pockets including North Anston, the ward is one of the least deprived in Rotherham.

Population by Age

2021 Census

Population

Percentage

Rotherham Average

Aged 0-15

1,894

15.8%

18.9

Aged 16-24

982

8.2%

9.6

Aged 25-44

2,316

19.3%

25.1

Aged 45-64

3,479

29.0%

26.8

Aged 65+

3,325

27.7%

19.7

Total

11, 996

100%

100%

Population change since 2011 +1,033 (+9.4%) (Rotherham +3.3%)

The population of Anston and Woodsetts ward has increased by almost 10% since 2011, a much higher rate than the overall borough population increase.  The age structure of the population is older than the Rotherham average, with the percentage aged 65+ being significantly above average.

Ethnicity

Official population ethnicity data is collected and analysed every ten years as part of the National Census. Unfortunately, this breakdown is not included within the annual mid-year estimate statistics published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Local populations can change significantly during the lifetime of this dataset. As a local proxy we therefore utilise the annual School and Pupil Census data to create an estimation of the current ethnicity breakdown.  The table below provides the ward analysis of both the 2011 census, 2021 census and 2020 School and Pupil census.  In order to protect against disclosure of personal information, records have been swapped between different geographic areas and counts perturbed by small amounts. Small counts at the lowest geographies will be most affected.

 

2011 National Census

2020 School and Pupil Census

Ethnic Group

Ward population

% Ward population

% Rotherham Population

% Pupils living in Ward

% Pupils living in Rotherham

White British

10,736

97.9%

91.9%

94.7%

80.8%

White Other

83

0.8%

1.7%

1.4%

4.7%

Mixed/Multiple

65

0.6%

1.0%

1.8%

3.2%

Asian/Asian British

64

0.6%

4.1%

0.8%

8.3%

Black/Black British

10

0.1%

0.8%

0.2%

1.6%

Other Ethnic group

5

0.0%

0.5%

0.0%

0.8%

Not known

-

-

-

1.0%

0.6%

Ethnic minority total

227

2.1%

8.1%

4.2%

18.6%

 

 

2021 National Census

Ethnic Group

Ward population

% Ward population

% Rotherham Population

White British

11,637

96.9%

88.3%

White Other

133

1.1%

2.8%

Mixed/Multiple

84

0.7%

1.4%

Asian/Asian British

84

0.7%

5.3%

Black/Black British

33

0.3%

1.1%

Other Ethnic group

34

0.3%

1.1%

Not known

-

-

-

Ethnic minority total

368

3.1%

11.7%

Anston and Woodsetts is the second least ethnically diverse ward in Rotherham. It is among the 80% of wards where the white British population exceeds 90%, and the 60% of wards where the 2020 School and Pupil Census shows white British exceeding 90%.

Housing and Households

Dwellings in 2021: 5,396 (4,632 in 2011), Households in 2021: 5,218 (4,632 in 2011)

The number of dwellings in Anston and Woodsetts has increased by 764 (+16%) since 2011 and there are 586 more households (+12.7%). Average household size has reduced by a very small amount (-0.14%) since 2011.

2021 Census

Detached

Semi

Terraced

Flats

Total

Owner Occupied

1,907

2,159

168

27

4,261

Social Rented

26

273

67

59

425

Private Rented

111

302

56

60

529

Total

2,044

2,734

291

146

5,215

Anston and Woodsetts is heavily owner occupied with most houses either detached or semi-detached. Most rented housing is semi-detached and there are few flats.

Council Rented Properties in 2021: 380 (327 houses and 53 flats), 7% of dwellings.

Employment, Benefits and Pensions

Employment by Industry (2019)

Number

Percent

Rotherham Average

Manufacturing & Production

325

18.0%

15.6%

Construction

200

11.0%

7.5%

Motor Trades, Wholesale & Retail

270

14.9%

15.6%

Transport & storage

175

9.7%

4.8%

Accommodation & food services

115

6.4%

5.9%

Information & communication

20

1.1%

3.3%

Financial & insurance

10

0.6%

1.3%

Property

-

0.0%

0.5%

Professional, scientific & technical

95

5.2%

4.0%

Business administration & support services

65

3.6%

8.6%

Public administration & defence

10

0.6%

6.0%

Education

160

8.8%

9.0%

Health

190

10.5%

13.8%

Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services

175

9.7%

4.2%

Total

1,810

100%

100%

Anston and Woodsetts has a high proportion of local employment in transport, arts & entertainment, construction and production activities. The proportion of employment in the public sector is well below average. Employment levels in the ward depend on opportunities elsewhere as local jobs are only sufficient for 29% of local workers.

Benefits and Pensions (ONS)

Claimant count

March 2022

No. of claimants in ward

March 2022

% of ward population aged 16-64

March 2022

Rotherham average %

March 2023

No. of claimants in ward

March 2023

% of ward population aged 16-64

March 2023

Rotherham average %

160

2.4%

5.1%

140

2.1%

4.5%

The proportion of people claiming benefits of all types in Anston and Woodsetts is well below the Rotherham average.

Child Poverty (DWP)

The table below shows the number and percentage of children (aged under 16) living in Absolute low-income families in the ward and in Rotherham overall.

No. and % of children (aged under 16) living in Absolute low-income families

Ward

No. of children 2020/21

% of children 2020/21

No. of children 2021/22 (p)

% of children 2021/22 (p)

Anston & Woodsetts

275

14.9%

204

11.1%

Rotherham (total)

11,276

21.9%

8,989

17.9%

Child poverty in Anston and Woodsetts is well below the Borough average.

General Health and Disability

General Health bad or very bad (Census 2021): 5.3% (Rotherham 7.0%, England 5.2%)

Limiting Long Term Illness or Disability (Census 2021): 19.3% (Rotherham 21.1%, England 17.3%)

DWP Disability Benefits (Qtr to Aug 22)

Number

Percentage

Rotherham Average

Attendance Allowance (aged 65+)

344

10.3%

3.2%

Disability Living Allowance (all ages)

272

2.3%

3.1%

Personal Independence Payment (16-64)

413

6.1%

9.3%

Total on Disability Benefits

1,029

8.6%

11.4%

Anston and Woodsetts had rates of poor health and disability below the borough average in 2021, but similar rates of poor heath to the national average, and higher than the national average in the case of disability.

Lifestyle and Specific Health Issues

Around 70% of health and lifestyle indicators are better (have lower rates) than Rotherham average. Additionally, about a halfof indicators are significantly better, particularly in terms of lower rates of deaths from strokes, emergency hospital admissions for all causes, all ages, for intentional self-harm and for alcohol attributable conditions (Broad definition). The period the data relates to is explained in the notes.

Anston & Woodsetts ward has higher (better) life expectancy at birth compared to Rotherham overall (1.1 years more life expectancy for men and 1.8 years more for women) (2016-2020).

Compared to Rotherham average, Anston and Woodsetts ward is better for (has lower rates than the Rotherham average of):

Life expectancy & causes of death

Deaths from; respiratory diseases, all ages; circulatory disease, under 75 years; stroke, all ages; causes considered preventable, under 75 years; all causes, under 75 years; circulatory disease, all ages; all cancer, under 75 years; all causes, all ages.

Disease & poor health

Emergency hospital admissions for; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); intentional self harm; incidence of lung cancer; Myocardial Infarction (heart attack); coronary heart disease; stroke; for all causes, all ages.   Hospital admissions for; alcohol attributable conditions, (Broad definition); alcohol attributable conditions, (Narrow definition).

Behavioural risk factors and child health

Deliveries to teenage mothers; low birth weight of live babies, five year pooled; emergency hospital admissions for injuries in 15 to 24 years old; Year 6: Prevalence of obesity (including severe obesity); general fertility rate: live births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years; reception: Prevalence of obesity (including severe obesity).

In contrast, Anston and Woodsetts ward is worse for (has higher rates than the Rotherham average of):

Disease & poor health

Incidence of breast cancer.

Behavioural risk factors and child health

Emergency hospital admissions; for injuries in under 15 years old; admissions in under 5 years old; for injuries in under 5 years old.

Smoking prevalence at age 15 - regular or occasional smokers.

Smoking prevalence at age 15 - regular smokers.

Notes

‘Better’ and ‘worse’ based on differences over 10% from Rotherham average.

Data represents persons all ages unless otherwise specified.

Cancer incidence data based on 2016-2019, children emergency admissions/A&E attendances/admissions for injury 2016/17-2020/21, life expectancy & mortality 2016-2020, hospital admissions/stays/emergency admissions 2016/17-2020/21, children’s weight indicators 2019/20-2021-22, deliveries to teenage mothers 2016/17-2020/21, general fertility rate – live births and low birth rate 2016-2020.

Smoking data based on modelled estimates from 2014.

Percentage of people with limiting long-term illness or disability from 2011.

Source: Office for Health Improvement & Disparities, Fingertips Public Health Data.

Education

(only highest level of qualification/level 4+ and no qualifications updated with 2021 census data)

Local Secondary School: Dinnington High School (Academy) and Wales High School (Academy)

Early Years – Good Level of Development - 2019: 77.5% (Rotherham 70.3%, England 71.8)

Key Stage 2 – Reached an expected level in Reading, Writing & Maths - 2019: 61.9% (Rotherham 59%, England 65%)

GCSE attainment in English & Maths - pass at 9-4 level (A*-C) - 2019: 56% (Rotherham average 51.9%)

Primary and secondary attainment in 2019 was above the Rotherham and national averages.

Highest Level of Qualification (2021 Census):

Level 4 or above 28.5% (Rotherham 23.1%, England 33.9%)

No Qualifications 18.1% (Rotherham 23.4%, England 18.1%)

Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Recorded Crime (2020): 573 (52 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 90 per 1,000)

Recorded ASB (2020): 185 (17 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 25 per 1,000)

Levels of recorded crime and ASB in Anston and Woodsetts are less than the Rotherham average.

Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 & 2019

The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is a Government index for all areas in England. The 2019 index uses 37 indicators across 7 deprivation domains (themes) with a 2013/14 baseline. The IMD is only produced for Lower-level Super Output Areas (SOAs) of which there are 167 in Rotherham (around 8 per ward) and 32,844 in England, each with around 1,500 people. SOAs are ranked across England where 1 is the most deprived. Any rank below 3,285 indicates that an area is within the 10% most deprived areas of England.

Deprivation in Anston and Woodsetts

Deprivation in Anston and Woodsetts is well below the Borough average and in most of the ward is also well below the national average. There is 1 neighbourhood which is more deprived than the ward average, North Anston Central which is within the most deprived 10% of England.

 

Indices of Deprivation 2019

 

Deprived of Income

Persons

Income Deprived

Percent 2019

Percent 2015

Rotherham Average

All people

10,942

1,015

9%

11%

17%

Children 0-15

1,781

225

13%

15%

22%

Working age 16-59

5,548

490

9%

9%

15%

Older people 60+

3,613

300

8%

10%

16%

Income deprivation is below average in Anston and Woodsetts for all age groups. Whilst children are more likely to be affected by income deprivation than adults, the level is still well below the Borough average.

SOA Code

SOA Local Name

IMD Score 2019

IMD Score 2015

IMD Rank 2019 

 IMD Rank 2015

IMD Decile 2019

IMD Decile 2015

E01007657

Anston Greenlands

11.5

11.2

22,786

22,783

7

7

E01007658

North Anston West

12.7

12.8

21,409

20,920

7

7

E01007659

Anston Park

11.8

11.1

22,343

22,949

7

7

E01007660

North Anston East

14.6

13.2

19,335

20,478

6

7

E01007661

South Anston West

12.0

9.5

19,335

20,478

7

8

E01007662

North Anston Central

56.2

45.8

1,329

3,017

1

1

E01007663

South Anston East

8.7

5.8

26,156

29,415

8

9

E01007664

Woodsetts

9.3

12.4

25,347

21,287

8

7

The IMD is not published for wards but the average SOA score in Anston and Woodsetts is 17 (15 in 2015), well below the Rotherham average score of 29 (28 in 2015), with an SOA equivalent rank of 20,112 (61st percentile).

Data Sources

2011 Census, 2021 Census, ward population estimates: Office for National Statistics

Employment data: Business Register and Employment Survey, ONS (via NOMIS)

Benefit data: Department for Work and Pensions (via NOMIS)

Child poverty data: HM Revenue and Customs

Local Health Indicators: Public Health England. For non-commercial use only.

Hospital Admissions: Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)

Modelled smoking prevalence estimates: University of Essex, Office for National Statistics and other sources.

Mortality: Office for National Statistics. (ONS)

Dwellings, households, council benefits, educational attainment: Rotherham MBC

Crime and ASB: South Yorkshire Police

Indices of Deprivation 2015 & 2019: Department for Communities and Local Government

Office for National Statistics sources licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0.

Rotherham School and Pupil Census (January 2020)