Bramley and Ravenfield 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

Bramley and Ravenfield ward map

Description

Bramley and Ravenfield ward lies in the north east of the Borough, with a population of 9,395 (2019 population estimate). The ward is represented by two members of the Council. The ward covers a large rural area but most people live in the Bramley area along with Ravenfield Common. North of the main residential area the ward is rural with the villages of Hooton Roberts and Ravenfield set in open countryside including part of Thrybergh Country Park. To the east of Bramley, the ward borders junction one of the M18 motorway.

Bramley and Ravenfield ward is served by three parish councils including the North and South wards of Bramley Parish (total population 7,182) Council and the whole of both Hooton Roberts (population 192) and Ravenfield (population 2,704) parish councils.

 

Population by Age

2019 Estimate

Population

Percentage

Rotherham Average

Aged 0-15

1487

15.8

19.4

Aged 16-24

742

7.9

9.6

Aged 25-44

1991

21.2

24.3

Aged 45-64

2839

30.2

26.9

Aged 65+

2336

24.9

19.7

Total

9395

100%

100%

Population change since 2011: -97 (-1%) (Rotherham +3.2%)

The population of Bramley & Ravenfield 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.

 

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 and latest School and Pupil census by the ethnic groupings used by the ONS.

 

2011 National Census

2020 School and Pupil Census

Ethnic Group

Population

% Ward Population

% Rotherham Population

% Pupils living in Ward

% Pupils living in Rotherham

White British

9246

97.4%

91.9%

93.5%

80.8%

White Other

83

0.9%

1.7%

1.4%

4.7%

Mixed/Multiple

43

0.5%

1.0%

2.2%

3.2%

Asian/Asian British

87

0.9%

4.1%

1.4%

8.3%

Black/Black British

20

0.2%

0.8%

0.7%

1.6%

Other Ethnic group

13

0.1%

0.5%

0.1%

0.8%

Not known

-

-

-

0.8%

0.6%

BAME Total

246

2.6%

8.1%

5.7%

18.6%

Bramley and Ravenfield 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: 4,322 (4,043 in 2011), Households in 2020: 4,297 (4,043 in 2011).

The number of dwellings in Bramley & Ravenfield has increased by 279 (7%) since 2011 and there are 254 more households (+6%). There are 25 more dwelling than households in the ward indicating a small property excess.

2011 Census

Detached

Semi

Terraced

Flats

Total

Owner Occupied

1773

1037

457

48

3315

Social Rented

15

185

73

103

376

Private Rented

82

119

100

51

352

Total

1870

1341

630

202

4043

Housing in Bramley & Ravenfield is mainly owner occupied, mostly detached and semidetached. The ward has relatively high proportion of private rented housing, most of which is semi-detached.

Council Rented Properties in 20: 321 (262 houses and 59 flats), 7% of dwellings. 

 

Employment, Benefits and Pensions

Employment by Industry

Employment by Industry (2019)

Bramley & Ravenfield

Percent

Rotherham Average

Manufacturing & Production

                              50

4.0%

15.6%

Construction

                            145

11.6%

7.5%

Motor Trades, Wholesale & Retail

                            380

30.4%

15.6%

Transport & storage

                              15

1.2%

4.8%

Accommodation & food services

                              85

6.8%

5.9%

Information & communication

                              30

2.4%

3.3%

Financial & insurance

                              -  

0.0%

1.3%

Property

                                5

0.4%

0.5%

Professional, scientific & technical

                              95

7.6%

4.0%

Business administration & support services

                              50

4.0%

8.6%

Public administration & defence

                              -  

0.0%

6.0%

Education

                            180

14.4%

9.0%

Health

                            160

12.8%

13.8%

Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services

                              55

4.4%

4.2%

Total

                         1,250

100%

100%

Bramley & Ravenfield has few jobs in production industries and a varied pattern in the service sector, with many jobs in motor trade, wholesale & retail, health, and education. Employment levels in the ward depend on opportunities in other areas as local jobs account for 22% of local workers in 2019.

 

Benefits and Pensions (ONS)

   

Claimant Count

   

November 2019

2019 Percent

Rotherham Average

November 2020

2020 Percent

Rotherham average

80

1%

3%

205

4%

7%

The proportion of people claiming benefits in Bramley & Ravenfield is below the Rotherham average.

 

Child Poverty 2019 (DWP)

Ward

Households with Children

Low income households 2017/18

Percent

2017/18

Low income households 2018/19

Percent 2018/19

Bramley and Ravenfield

1,125

 

170

15%

192

17%

Rotherham (Total)

          32,268

12,112

38%

12,667

39%

Child poverty in Bramley & Ravenfield is below the Borough average.

 

General Health and Disability

General Health bad or very bad (2011): 6.1% (Rotherham 7.6%, England 5.5%)

Limiting Long Term Illness or Disability (2011): 21% (Rotherham 22%, England 17.6%)

DWP Disability Benefits (2020)

Number

Percentage

Rotherham Average

Attendance Allowance (aged 65+)

         286

13%

13%

Disability Living Allowance (all ages)

         339

4%

3%

Personal Independence Payment (16-64)

         390

7%

9%

Total on Disability Benefits

      1,015

8%

9%

Bramley & Ravenfield had rates of poor health and disability below to the Borough average in 2011 and was higher than the national average. The proportion of people on disability benefits is similar to the Rotherham average.

 

Lifestyle and Specific Health Issues

Over 90% of health and lifestyle indicators are better (have lower rates) than Rotherham average. Additionally, a half 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, Bramley & Ravenfield ward is better (has lower rates) for:

Obese children in Reception Year and Year 6 (aged 4-5 and 10-11), and children with excess weight in Year 6 (e);

Incidence of breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer (a); young people smoking (aged 11-17) (2014); hospital stays for alcohol related harm and self-harm (d); A and E attendances in under 5s, admissions for injuries in 15 to 24 year olds, admissions for injuries in under 5s and emergency admissions in under 5’s (b); Deaths from all cancer all ages and deaths from all cancer under 75 years, from all causes all ages and deaths from all causes under 75 years, from causes considered preventable, from circulatory disease all ages and under 75 years, from respiratory diseases and strokes all ages all persons (a); emergency hospital admissions for all causes including CHD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), for hip fracture in 65+, Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) and stroke (d).

 

In contrast Bramley and Ravenfield ward is worse for (has higher rates of):

Smoking prevalence at 15 years Regular and Occasional and Smoking prevalence at 15 years Regular (2014).

Bramley & Ravenfield ward has higher (better) life expectancy at birth compared to Rotherham overall (4.5 years more life expectancy for men and 4.7 years more for women) (a).

The Top 5 better and worse indicators are shown below (see Notes):

 

Better than Rotherham average

Deaths from stroke all ages all persons (2013-2017) 39.7 Rotherham 97.3

Hospital stays for self-harm (2013/14-2017/18) 40.1 Rotherham 84.3

Deaths from respiratory diseases all ages all persons (2013-17) 77.5 Rotherham 132.8

Emergency hospital admissions for hip fracture in 65+ (2013/14-2017/18) 69.9 Rotherham 104

Deaths from circulatory disease under 75 years (2013-2017) 80.5 Rotherham 119.4

 

Worse than Rotherham average

Smoking prevalence at 15 years Regular (2014) 10.9% Rotherham 7.2%

Smoking prevalence at 15 years Regular or Occasional (2014) 13.6% Rotherham 10%

Incidence of prostate cancer (2012-2016) 96.5 Rotherham 90

 

Notes 

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) 

 

Covid-19

Number of residents who tested positive for Covid-19
 (1st January 2020 – 21st March 2021)

 

 

 

Number of Covid cases per 1000 population

Ward

Total population (2019 Mid-Year Est.)

Total Covid cases

Ward

Rotherham

Bramley & Ravenfield

9,395

701

74.6

76.3

Bramley & Ravenfield ward has slightly below average infection rates for Rotherham and ranks 12th out of the 25 wards.

 

Education

Local Secondary School: Thrybergh Academy and Wickersley School and Sports College (Academy)

Early Years – Good Level of Development - 2019: 81.4% (Rotherham 70.3%, England 71.8) 

Key Stage 2 – Reached an expected level in Reading, Writing & Maths - 2019: 75.7% (Rotherham 59%, England 65%) 

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

71.4% (Rotherham average 51.9%)

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

Highest Level of Qualification (2011 Census):

Level 4 or above 19.9% (Rotherham 17.4%, England 27.4%)

No Qualifications 19.3% (Rotherham 29.8%, England 22.5%)

 

Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Recorded Crime (2020): 485 (52 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 90 per 1,000)

Recorded ASB (2020): 146 (16 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 25 per 1,000)

Levels of recorded crime and ASB in Bramley & Ravenfield 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.

Bramley and Ravenfield IMD map

Deprivation in Bramley and Ravenfield

Deprivation in Bramley & Ravenfield is well below the Borough average and in most of the ward is also well below the national average. There is 1 neighbourhood (Bramley Grange) which are more deprived than the ward average, however there is no neighbourhood that falls 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

 9,425

 705

7%

8%

17%

Children 0-15

 1,522

 110

7%

7%

22%

Working age 16-59

 5,147

 315

6%

7%

15%

Older people 60+

 2,756

 280

10%

14%

16%

 

Income deprivation is below average in Bramley & Ravenfield for all age groups. Children are less likely to be affected by income deprivation than adults aged over 60, with the level being 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

E01007681

Bramley Grange

19.1

17.5

                15,130

                16,295

5

5

E01007683

Bramley North

13.0

12.4

                21,013

                21,364

7

7

E01007684

Bramley South West

14.4

13.2

                19,506

                20,464

6

7

E01007689

Bramley South East

14.7

11.5

                19,241

                22,378

6

7

E01007691

Ravenfield Common

10.3

6.9

                24,079

                28,115

8

9

E01007692

Ravenfield

16.2

12.9

                17,776

                20,746

6

7

The IMD is not published for wards but the average SOA score in Bramley & Ravenfield is 15 (12 in 2015), well below /the Rotherham average score of 29 (28 in 2015), with an SOA equivalent rank of 19,458 (59th percentile).

 

Data Sources

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)