Hellaby and Maltby West 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

Hellaby and Maltby West ward map

Description

Hellaby and Maltby West ward lies in the east of Rotherham with a population of 7,907 (2021 census). The ward is represented by two members of the Council. Much of the western boundary of the ward if formed by the M18 motorway including junction one. In the west of the ward is the parish of Hellaby (population 782) and the location of a large industrial estate. Further east are the western suburbs of Maltby, served by the West ward of the Maltby Town council (total town population 16,468). This is a mixture of modern housing estates and a more established residential area including council housing. The south of the ward is served by Hooton Levitt parish (population131). 

Hellaby and Maltby West has a high proportion of owner-occupied housing and few rented homes. The ward is one of the least deprived in the borough and has a pocket of deprivation in the Cliff Hills area of Maltby.

Population by Age

2021 Census Population Percentage Rotherham Average
Aged 0-15 1,227 15.5% 18.9
Aged 16-24 699 8.8% 9.6
Aged 25-44 1,765 22.3% 25.1
Aged 45-64 2,408 30.5% 26.8
Aged 65+ 1,808 22.9% 19.7
Total 7,907 100% 100%

Population change since 2011: -858 (-9.8%) (Rotherham +3.3%)

The population of Hellaby & Maltby West ward has decreased since 2011, in contrast to the increasing borough population.  The age structure of the population is older than the Rotherham average, with 53.3% of the population aged 45+ compared to the Rotherham average of 46.4%.

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 the 2011 census, 2021 census and 2020 School and Pupil census by the ethnic groupings used by the ONS.  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 8,580 97.9% 91.9% 95.7% 80.8%
White Other 66 0.8% 1.7% 1.5% 4.7%
Mixed/Multiple 40 0.5% 1.0% 0.9% 3.2%
Asian/Asian British 56 0.6% 4.1% 1.2% 8.3%
Black/Black British 16 0.2% 0.8% 0.3% 1.6%
Other Ethnic group 7 0.1% 0.5% 0.2% 0.8%
Not known - - - 0.3% 0.6%
Ethnic minority total 185 2.1% 8.1% 4.1% 18.6%
  2021 National Census
Ethnic Group

Ward population

% Ward population

% Rotherham Population

White British 7,668 97.0% 88.3%
White Other 95 1.1% 2.8%
Mixed/Multiple 45 0.6% 1.4%
Asian/Asian British 63 0.8% 5.3%
Black/Black British 12 0.2% 1.1%
Other Ethnic group 25 0.3% 1.1%
Not known - - -
Ethnic minority total 240 3.0% 11.7%

Hellaby and Maltby West is the least ethnically diverse ward in Rotherham.  It 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 2021: 3,540 (3,577 in 2011), Households in 2021: 3,412 (3,577 in 2011)

The number of dwellings in Hellaby & Maltby West has decreased by 37 (-1%) since 2011 and there are 165 fewer households (-5%). In 2021, there are 128 more dwellings than households meaning there is a small housing surplus in the ward.

2021 Census Detached Semi Terraced Flats Caravans, mobile or temporary structures Total
Owner Occupied 1,458 1,162 102 12 1 2,735
Social Rented 13 181 40 10 0 304
Private Rented 66 192 59 56 0 373
Total 1,537 1,535 201 138 1 3,412

Hellaby & Maltby West has mainly owner-occupied housing with a high proportion of detached houses. Rented housing is relatively scarce in the ward and there are few terraced houses or flats.

Council Rented Properties in 2021: 289 (219 houses and 70 flats), 8% of dwellings.

Employment, Benefits and Pensions

Employment by Industry (2019) Number Percent Rotherham Average
Manufacturing & Production 1,070 19.9% 15.6%
Construction 355 6.6% 7.5%
Motor Trades, Wholesale & Retail 765 14.2% 15.6%
Transport & storage 600 11.2% 4.8%
Accomodation & food services 325 6.1% 5.9%
Information & communication 210 3.9% 3.3%
Financial & insurance 20 0.4% 1.3%
Property 25 0.5% 0.5%
Professional, scientific,technical 150 2.8% 4.0%
Business administration & support services 235 4.4% 8.6%
Public administration & defence 310 5.8% 6.0%
Education 540 10.1% 9.0%
Health 560 10.4% 13.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 205 3.8% 4.2%
Total 5,370 100% 100%

Hellaby and Maltby West has a high proportion of local jobs in transport, manufacturing and transportation and storage. Many local jobs are on Hellaby Industrial Estate and the ward has enough jobs for all its working aged population.

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 %

155 3.2% 5.1% 110 2.3% 4.5%

The proportion of people claiming benefits in Hellaby & Maltby West 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.

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 164 13.1% 135 10.8%
Rotherham (total) 11,276 21.9% 8,989 17.9%

Child poverty in Hellaby and Maltby West is below the Borough averages.

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): 20.9% (Rotherham 21.1%, England 17.3%)

DWP Disability Benefits (Qtr to Aug 22) Number Percentage Rotherham Average
Attendance Allowance (aged 65+) 229 12.7% 13.2%
Disability Living Allowance (all ages) 248 3.1% 3.1%
Personal Independence Payment (16-64) 353 7.2% 9.3%
Total on Disability Benefits 830 10.5% 11.4%

Hellaby and Maltby West had rates of poor health and disability below the borough average in 2021 but higher than the national average. Disability benefit claims are slightly below the borough average.

Lifestyle and Specific Health Issues

Around 75% of health and lifestyle indicators are better (have lower rates) than Rotherham average. Additionally, half of indicators are significantly better, particularly in terms of lower rates of emergency hospital admissions, deaths from circulatory conditions and premature deaths.

Hellaby & Maltby West ward has higher (better) life expectancy at birth compared to Rotherham overall (0.6 years more for men and 1.3 years more for women). (2016-2020).

Compared to Rotherham average, Hellaby & Maltby West 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; coronary heart disease, all ages, standardised mortality; circulatory disease, all ages; respiratory diseases, all ages; all causes, under 75 years.

Disease & poor health

Emergency hospital admissions for; intentional self-harm; coronary heart disease; all causes, all ages; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Myocardial Infarction (heart attack).

Incidence of breast cancer.

Hospital admissions for alcohol attributable conditions, (Broad definition).

Behavioural risk factors and child health

Deliveries to teenage mothers

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

Low birth weight of live babies.

Year 6: Prevalence of overweight (including obesity).

Year 6: Prevalence of obesity (including severe obesity).

In contrast Hellaby and Maltby ward is worse for (has higher rates/more):

Disease & poor health

Incidence of lung cancer.

Incidence of colorectal cancer.

Behavioural risk factors and child health

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: Maltby Academy

Early Years – Good Level of Development - 2019: 84.6% (Rotherham 70.3%, England 71.8%) 

Key Stage 2 – Reached an expected level in Reading, Writing & Maths - 2019:

69.2% (Rotherham 59%, England 65%) 

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

58.8% (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 23.6% (Rotherham 23.1%, England 33.9%)

No Qualifications 20.9% (Rotherham 23.4%, England 18.1%)

Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Recorded Crime (2020): 513 (62 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 90 per 1,000)

Recorded ASB (2020): 113 (14 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 25)

Levels of recorded crime and ASB in Hellaby & Maltby West 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.

Hellaby and Maltby west IMD map

Deprivation in Hellaby and Maltby West

Deprivation in Hellaby & Maltby West is well below the Borough average and in most of the ward is also well below the national average. There are 2 neighbourhoods which are far more deprived than the ward average. No neighbourhoods are in the most deprived 10% of England.

  Indices of Deprivation 2019  
Deprived of Income Persons Income Deprived Percent 2019 Percent 2015 Rotherham Average
All people 8,505 805 9% 10% 17%
Children 0-15 1,422 160 11% 12% 22%
Working age 16-59 4,873 375 8% 8% 15%
Older people 60+ 2,210 270 12% 14% 16%

Income deprivation is below average in Hellaby & Maltby West for all age groups. Whilst elderly people are more likely to be affected by income deprivation than other groups, 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
E0100768 Hellaby 13.5 10.8 20,435 23,303 7 8
E01007554 Maltby West - Amory's Holt 14.1 13.9 19,883 19,734 7 7
E01007755 Maltby West Dale Hill 13.0 11.6 21,012 22,242 7 7
E01007756 Maltby West Explorers 11.3 10.0 23,044 24,214 8 8
E01007761 Maltby West -
Addision Road
27.9 26.0 9,0,68 10,2,67 3 4
E01007762 Maltby West - High School 24.5 21.0 11,0,96 13,4,32 4 5

The IMD is not published for wards but the average SOA score in Hellaby & Maltby West is 17 (16 in 2015), well below the Rotherham average score of 29 (28 in 2015), with an SOA equivalent rank of 17,423 (53th 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)