Employment, Benefits and Pension
Lifestyles and Specific Health Issues
Crime and Anti-social Behaviour
Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 and 2019
Aston and Todwick ward lies in the south west of the Borough with a population of 9,357 (2019 estimates). The ward is represented by two members of the Council. The ward includes junction 31 of the M1 motorway and contains the villages of Aston and Todwick. The ward is served by two parish councils Aston cum Aughton Parish (population 15,292 total) Council South Ward and Todwick Parish (population 1,682) Council.
The ward has a high proportion owner occupied housing and contains some of the most prosperous areas in the Borough, mainly on the east side of Aston. The area is popular with commuters, especially to Sheffield. However, there are also pockets of deprivation, notably in north Aston.
Population by Age
|2019 estimate||Population||Percentage||Rotherham average|
|Aged 0 to 15||1724||18.4||19.4|
|Aged 16 to 24||673||7.2||9.6|
|Aged 25 to 44||2042||21.8||24.3|
|Aged 45 to 64||2570||24.5||26.9|
|Aged 65 plus||2348||25.1||19.7|
Population change since 2011: +92 (+1%) (Rotherham +3.2%)
The population of Aston and Todwick ward has hardly changed since 2011 in contrast to the increasing borough population. The age structure of the population is significantly older than the Rotherham average, with the percentage aged 65+ being well above average.
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. Therefore, as a local proxy we 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 and latest School and Pupil census by the ethnic groupings used by the ONS.
Percentage of ward populationa
Percentage of Rotherham populationa
Percentage of pupils living in wardb
Percentage of pupils living in Rotherhamb
|Mixed / multiple||71||0.8%||1.0||3.3||3.2|
|Asian / Asian British||92||1.0%||4.1||1.1||8.3|
|Black / Black British||33||0.4%||0.8||0.6||1.6|
|Other ethnic group||9||0.1%||0.5||0.0||0.8|
a: 2001 National Census, b: 2020 School and pupil census
Aston and Todwick is among the 80% of wards in Rotherham 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 2020: 4,107 (3,951 in 2011), Households in 2020: 4,156 (3,951 in 2011) The number of dwellings in Aston and Todwick has increased by 156 (+4%) since 2011 and there are 205 more households (+5%). There are 49 more households than dwelling within Aston & Todwick in 2020.
|Status (2011 Census)||Detached||Semi||Terraced||Flats||Total|
Aston and Todwick 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 2020: 379 (353 houses and 26 flats), 9% of dwellings.
Employment, Benefits and Pensions
|Employment type (2019 estimate)||Number||Percentage||Rotherham average per cent|
|Manufacturing amd production||115||12.6||15.6|
|Motor trades, wholesale and retail||125||13.7||15.6|
|Transport and storage||30||3.3||4.8|
|Accomodation and food services||130||14.3||5.9|
|Information and communication||30||3.3||3.3|
|Financial and insurance||-||0.0||1.3|
|Professional, scientific and technical||55||6.0||4.0|
|Business administration and support services||35||3.8||8.6|
|Public administration and defence||60||6.6||9.0|
|Arts, entertainment, recreation and other services||45||4.9||4.2|
Aston and Todwick has high proportion of local employment in accommodation, food services and education. The proportion of employment in production industries is below average. Employment levels in the ward depend on opportunities elsewhere as local jobs are only sufficient for 17% of local workers.
Benefits and Pensions (ONS)
|Claimant count (November 2019 estimate)||2019 per cent||Rotherham average 2019 per cent||Claimant count (November 2020 estimate)||2020 per cent||Rotherham 2020 average per cent|
The proportion of people claiming benefits of all types in Aston and Todwick is well below the Rotherham average.
Child Poverty 2019 (DWP)
|Ward||Households with Children||Low income households 2017/18||
|Low income households 2018/19||Percent 2018/19|
|Aston and Todwick||1056||228||22||246||23|
Child poverty in Aston and Todwick is well below the Borough average.
General Health and Disability
General Health bad or very bad (2011): 5.5%% (Rotherham 7.6%, England 5.5%)
Limiting Long Term Illness or Disability (2011): 18.8% (Rotherham 22%, England 17.6%)
|DWP Disability benefits (2020)||Number||Percentage||Rotherham average|
|Attendance Allowance (aged 65+)||263||11||13|
|Disability Living Allowance (all ages)||364||4||3|
|Personal Independence Payment (16-64)||303||6||9|
|Total on Disability Benefits||930||7||9|
Aston and Todwick had rates of poor health and disability below the Borough average in 2011 and above national average in the case of disability, reflected in disability benefit claims, although these are below the Borough average.
Lifestyle and Specific Health Issues
Over 65% of health and lifestyle indicators are better (have lower rates) than Rotherham average. Additionally, a quarter of indicators are significantly better, particularly in terms of lower rates of emergency hospital admissions and premature deaths. The period the data relates to is shown as (a) to (f) below and explained in the notes.
Compared to Rotherham average, Aston and Todwick ward is better for (has lower rates/less):
Emergency hospital admissions for all causes particularly CHD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Myocardial Infarction (heart attack), and Stroke (d);
Emergency hospital admissions for hip fracture in 65+ (d); obese children in Year 6 (e); deaths from all causes all ages including deaths from all causes under 75 years, deaths from causes considered preventable, deaths from circulatory disease all ages, deaths from coronary heart disease all ages, deaths from respiratory diseases all ages all persons and deaths from stroke all ages all persons (c); hospital admissions for injuries in 15 to 24 year olds and hospital admissions for injuries in under 15’s (f) and emergency admissions in under 5s (b).
In contrast Aston and Todwick ward is worse for (has higher rates/more):
Incidence of breast cancer (a); obese Children Reception Year (e); smoking prevalence at 15 years (regular); smoking prevalence at 15 years (regular or occasional) (2014).
Aston and Todwick ward has a higher (better) life expectancy at birth compared to Rotherham overall (1.3 years more life expectancy for men and 2.4 years more for women) (c).
The Top 5 better and worse indicators are shown below (see Notes):
Better than Rotherham average
Emergency hospital admissions for (2013/14-2017/18) 71.1 Rotherham 115.1
Deaths from respiratory diseases all ages all persons (2013-2017) 94.7 Rotherham 132.8
Deaths from stroke all ages all persons (2013-2017) 70.5 Rotherham 97.3
Admissions for injuries in 15 to 24 year olds (2011/12-2015/16) 96 Rotherham 126.3
Emergency hospital admissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2013/14-2017/18) 128.9 Rotherham 168.1
Worse than Rotherham average
Incidence of breast cancer (2012-2016) 114.9 Rotherham 93.4
Obese children in Reception Year (2015/16-2017-18) 13.4% Rotherham 11%
Smoking prevalence at 15 years Regular (2014) 8.1% Rotherham 7.2%
Smoking prevalence at 15 years Regular or Occasional (%) (2014) 11.2 Rotherham 10
Severe back pain prevalence in people of all ages (2011) 12.5% Rotherham 11.7%
Hospital admissions, cancer incidence and death rates are standardised to England (England = 100)
A ratio less than 100 is relatively better, more than 100 is relatively worse.
These are based on 5 years data to produce robust rates at ward level.
Cancer incidence data based on 2012-2016, children emergency admissions/A&E attendances 2013/14-2015/16, deaths 2013-2017, hospital admissions/stays/emergency admissions 2013/14-2017/18, children’s weight indicators 2015/16-2017-18, admissions for injury (children) 2011/12-2015/16.
Data periods: (a) 2012-2016 (b) 2013/14-2015/16 (c) 2013-2017 (d) 2013/14-2017/18 (e) 2015/16-2017/18 (f) 2011/12-2015/16.
Data represents persons all ages unless otherwise specified.
*Modelled prevalence (based on socio-demographic profile and small area population data)
**Persons aged under 75.
‘better’ and ‘worse’ based on differences over 10% from Rotherham average.
Top 5 – Based on statistically significant or largest differences from Rotherham value. Ordering difficult due to comparing different measures (rates, percentages, ratios, life expectancy)
Number of residents who tested positive for Covid-19
(1st January 2020 – 21st March 2021)
|Ward||Total population (2019 Mid-Year Est.)||Total Covid cases||Ward number of Covid cases per 1000 population||Rotherham number of Covid cases per 1000 population|
|Aston and Todwick||9357||549||58.7||76.3|
Local Secondary School: Aston Academy and Wales High School (Academy)
Early Years – Good Level of Development - 2019: 67.7% (Rotherham 70.3%, England 71.8)
Key Stage 2 – Reached an expected level in Reading, Writing & Maths - 2019: 66.7%
GCSE attainment in English & Maths - pass at 9-4 level (A*-C) - 2019
76.1% (Rotherham average 51.9%)
Primary and secondary attainment in 2014 was above the Rotherham averages.
Highest Level of Qualification (2011 Census):
Level 4 or above 17.8% (Rotherham 17.4%, England 27.4%)
No Qualifications 18.9% (Rotherham 29.8%, England 22.5%)
Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
Recorded Crime (2020): 348 (37 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 90 per 1,000)
Recorded ASB (2018/19):129 (14 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 25 per 1.,000)
Levels of recorded crime and ASB in Aston and Todwick are less than half 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 Aston and Todwick
Deprivation in Aston and Todwick is well below the Borough average and in most of the ward is also well below the national average. There are 3 neighbourhoods which are more deprived than the ward average, however no neighbourhoods are within the most deprived 10% of England.
|Deprived of income||Persons||Income deprived||Per cent 2019||Per cent 2015||Rotherham average|
|Children 0 to 15||1599||145||9||11||22|
|Working age 16 to 59||4893||360||7||8||15|
|Older people 60 plus||2834||245||9||10||16|
Income deprivation is below average in Aston and Todwick for all age groups. Whilst children are marginally 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|
The IMD is not published for wards but the average SOA score in Aston and Todwick is 15 (13 in 2015), is well below the Rotherham average score of 29 (28 in 2015), with an SOA equivalent rank of 20,063 (61st percentile).
2011 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)
Public Health England Covid-19 Situation Awareness Explorer (22/03/2021)