Aughton and Swallownest 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


Aughton & Swallownest ward map

Description

Aughton and Swallownest ward is in the south-central part of Rotherham with a population of 8,321 (2021 census). The ward is represented by two members of the Council. Although the ward covers a large rural area, most people live in the suburban areas of Aughton and Swallownest, along with the village of Ulley and the southern tip of Orgreave parish. 

The ward is served by three parish councils including the North and West wards of Aston Cum Aughton parish (total parish population 15,231); Orgreave parish (population estimate 772); and the whole of Ulley parish (population estimate 177).

The most deprived part of the ward is Aston north. The hilly landscape around Ulley Reservoir forms the setting for a country park.

Population by Age

2019 estimate Population Percentage Rotherham average
Aged 0 to 15 1,605 19.3% 18.9
Aged 16 to 24 772 9.3% 9.6
Aged 25 to 44 2,058 24.7% 25.1
Aged 45 to 64 2,287 27.5% 26.8
Aged 65 plus 1,599 19.2% 19.7
Total 8,321 100% 100

Population change since 2011: +1,917 (+29.9%) (Rotherham +3.3%)

The population of Aughton & Swallownest ward has increased by almost 30% since 2011 in contrast to the much smaller increase in the borough population.  The age structure of the population is similar to the Rotherham 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. 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, 2021 census and 2020 School and Pupil census by the ethnic groupings used by the ONS.

  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 6,156 96.1% 91.9% 91.5% 80.8%
White Other 66 1.0% 1.7% 1.7% 4.7%
Mixed/Multiple 60 0.9% 1.0% 3.0% 3.2%
Asian/Asian British 71 1.1% 4.1% 1.8% 8.3%
Black/Black British 42 0.7% 0.8% 1.6% 1.6%
Other Ethnic group 9 0.1% 0.5% 0.2% 0.8%
Not known - - - 0.2% 0.6%
Ethnic minority total 248 3.9% 8.1% 8.3% 18.6%
  2021 National Census
Ethnic Group

Ward population

% Ward population

% Rotherham Population

White British 7,790 93.5% 88.3%
White Other 122 1.4% 2.8%
Mixed/Multiple 136 1.6% 1.4%
Asian/Asian British 163 2.0% 5.3%
Black/Black British 83 1.0% 1.1%
Other Ethnic group 35 0.4% 1.1%
Not known - - -
Ethnic minority total 368 3.1% 11.7%

Aughton & Swallownest 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: 3,652 (2,661 in 2011), Households in 2021: 3,517 (2,661 in 2011)

The number of dwellings in Aughton & Swallownest has increased by 991 (+37%) since 2011 and there are 856 more households (+32%).

Status (2011 Census) Detached Semi Terraced Flats

Caravan, mobile or temporary structure

Total
Owner occupied 1,005 1,040 336 68 0 2,449
Social rented 16 324 95 177 0 623
Private rented 43 181 111 101 2 445
Total 815 1545 542 346 2 3,517

Aughton & Swallownest is heavily owner occupied with most houses either detached or semi-detached. Most rented housing is semi-detached and there are few detached houses.

Council Rented Properties in 2021: 476 (343 houses and 133 flats), 13% of dwellings.

Employment, Benefits and Pensions

Employment type (2019 estimate) Number Percentage Rotherham average per cent
Manufacturing amd production 10 0.9% 15.6%
Construction 155 14.1% 7.5%
Motor trades, wholesale and retail 140 12.7% 15.6%
Transport and storage 15 1.4% 4.8%
Accomodation and food services 75 6.8% 5.95
Information and communication 20 1.8% 3.3%
Financial and insurance 5 0.5% 1.3%
Property 10 0.9% 0.5%
Professional, scientific and technical 55 5.0% 4.0%
Business administration and support services 95 8.6% 8.6%
Public administration and defence - 0.0% 9.05
Education 380 34.5% 9.05
Health 10 0.9% 13.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation and other services 130 11.8% 4.2%
Total  1,100 100% 100%

Aughton and Swallownest has a high proportion of local employment in Education and is above average for public services as a whole. The proportion of employment in production industries is significantly below average. Employment levels in the ward depend on opportunities elsewhere as local jobs are only sufficient for 28% 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
235 3.7% 5.1% 200 3.1% 4.5%

The proportion of people claiming benefits of all types in Aughton & Swallownest is well below the Rotherham average.

Child Poverty (DWP)

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

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)
Aughton and Swallownest 307 14.4% 270 12.7%
Rotherham (total) 11,276 21.9% 8,989 17.9%

Child poverty in Aughton & Swallownest is below the borough average.

General Health and Disability

General Health bad or very bad (Census 2021): 6.6% (Rotherham 7.0%, England 5.2%)

Limiting Long Term Illness or Disability (Census 2021): 19.9% (Rotherham 21.1%, England 17.3%)

DWP Disability Benefits (Qtr to Aug 22) Number Percentage Rotherham Average
Attendance Allowance (aged 65+) 239 14.9% 13.2%
Disability Living Allowance (all ages) 277 3.3% 3.1%
Personal Independence Payment (16-64) 476 9.3% 9.3%
Total on Disability Benefits 922 11.9% 11.4%

Aughton & Swallownest had rates of poor health and disability slightly below the borough average in 2021 but higher than the national average. Disability benefit claims figures are similar to borough averages.

Lifestyle and Specific Health Issues

Over 70% of health and lifestyle indicators are better (have lower rates) than Rotherham average. Additionally, a number of indicators are significantly better, particularly in terms of lower rates of obesity at reception age, and emergency hospital admissions in under 5’s.

Aughton & Swallownest ward has higher (better) life expectancy at birth compared to Rotherham overall (0.3 years more life expectancy for men and 1.1 years more for women) (2016-2020).

Compared to Rotherham average, Aughton & Swallownest ward is better for (has lower rates/less):

Life expectancy & causes of death

Deaths from; circulatory disease, under 75 years; causes considered preventable, under 75 years.

Disease & poor health

Emergency hospital admissions; for coronary heart disease, standardised admission; for hip fracture in persons 65 years and over; for Myocardial Infarction (heart attack).

Incidence of colorectal cancer.

Behavioural risk factors and child health

Deliveries to teenage mothers.

Reception: Prevalence of obesity (including severe obesity).

Low birth weight of live babies.

Reception: Prevalence of overweight (including obesity).

Emergency hospital admissions in under 5 years old.

In contrast, Aughton & Swallownest ward is worse for (has higher rates/more):

Disease & poor health

Incidence of breast cancer.

Emergency hospital admissions for intentional self-harm.

Behavioural risk factors and child health

Emergency hospital admissions for injuries in 15 to 24 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: Aston Academy

Early Years – Good Level of Development - 2019: 76.9% (Rotherham 70.3%, England 71.8) 

Key Stage 2 – Reached an expected level in Reading, Writing & Maths - 2019: 73.3% (Rotherham 59%, England 65%) 

GCSE attainment in English & Maths - pass at 9-4 level (A*-C) - 2019

59.5% (Rotherham average 51.9%)

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

Highest Level of Qualification (2021 Census):

Level 4 or above 24.4% (Rotherham 23.1%, England 33.9%)

No Qualifications 21.5% (Rotherham 23.4%, England 18.1%)

Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Recorded Crime (2020): 601 (94 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 90 per 1,000)

Recorded ASB (2018/19): 221 (35 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 25 per 1,000)

Levels of recorded crime and ASB in Aughton & Swallownest are more 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.

Aughton & Swallownest IMD map

Deprivation in Aughton and Swallownest

Deprivation in Aughton & Swallownest is below the Borough average and in most of the ward is also well below the national average. There is 3 neighbourhood which is more deprived than the ward average, Aston North West 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 6,367 1,020 16% 24% 17%
Children 0-15 1,204 280 23% 32% 22%
Working age 16-59 3,636 510 14% 21% 15%
Older people 60+ 1,527 230 15% 26% 16%

Income deprivation is marginally below average in Aughton & Swallownest for many age groups. Children are more likely to be affected by income deprivation than adults, with the level slightly above 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
E01007666 Aughton North & Ulley 14.9 12.2 19,043 21,536 6 7
E01007667 Swallownest North 30.7 29.7 7,683 8,393 3 3
E01007668 Aston North West 60.4 54.9 885 1,480 1 1
E01007671 Swallownest Central 13.8 10.4 20,109 23,712 7 8

The IMD is not published for wards but the average SOA score in Aughton & Swallownest is 30 (27 in 2015), above the Rotherham average score of 29 (28 in 2015), with an SOA equivalent rank of 11,930 (36th 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)