Rawmarsh 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

Rawmarsh West ward map

Description

Rawmarsh West Ward lies in northern Rotherham with a population of 9,364 (2021 census). The ward is represented by two members of the Council. Overall, Rawmarsh is an urban area with 18,900 residents, split between two Rawmarsh wards. The ward has a mixture of residential areas with Parkgate having the most terraced housing. Central Rawmarsh and Parkgate along with Manor Farm estate are fairly deprived areas whilst north Rawmarsh around Rosehill Victoria Park is less deprived. In the north west of the ward is the estate of Upper Haugh. The far south of the ward is a commercial and industrial area which includes part of Parkgate Retail World and industrial areas. There is open countryside on the western and northern fringes of the ward.

Population by Age

2021 Census Population Percentage Rotherham Average
Aged 0-15 1,643 17.5% 18.9
Aged 16-24 894 9.5% 9.6
Aged 25-44 2,324 24.8% 25.1
Aged 45-64 2,701 28.8% 26.8
Aged 65+ 1,802 19.2% 19.7
Total 9,364 100% 100%

Population change since 2011: +387 (+4.3%) (Rotherham +3.3%)

The population of Rawmarsh West ward has increased at a similar rate to the Rotherham average.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 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 8,651 96.4% 91.9% 92.9% 80.8%
White Other 82 0.9% 1.7% 1.9% 4.7%
Mixed/Multiple 62 0.7% 1.0% 2.0% 3.2%
Asian/Asian British 113 1.3% 4.1% 1.4% 8.3%
Black/Black British 49 0.5% 0.8% 1.3% 1.6%
Other Ethnic group 20 0.2% 0.5% 0.2% 0.8%
Not known - - - 0.3% 0.6%
Ethnic minority total 326 3.6% 8.1% 6.8% 18.6%
  2021 National Census
Ethnic Group

Ward population

% Ward population

% Rotherham Population

White British 8,898 95.2% 88.3%
White Other 157 1.6% 2.8%
Mixed/Multiple 102 1.1% 1.4%
Asian/Asian British 120 1.3% 5.3%
Black/Black British 44 0.5% 1.1%
Other Ethnic group 30 0.3% 1.1%
Not known - - -
Ethnic minority total 453 4.8% 11.7%

Rawmarsh West 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: 4,321 (3,806 in 2011), Households in 2021: 4,130 (3,806 in 2011)

The number of dwellings and households in Rawmarsh West have increased since 2011, with dwellings increasing by 515 (+13.5%) and there are 324 more households (+8.5%). There are 191 more dwellings than households in Rawmarsh West meaning a small housing surplus exists in the ward.

2021 Census Detached Semi Terraced Flats Caravan, mobile or temporary structure Total
Owner Occupied 748 1,350 391 22 2 2,513
Social Rented 26 570 203 327 0 1,126
Private Rented 27 207 124 132 1 491
Total 801 2,127 718 481 3 4,130

Most of the housing in Rawmarsh West is semi-detached, owner occupied/rented. The proportion of social rented housing is above average, most being either semis or flats.

Council Rented Properties in 2021: 1,033 (722 houses and 311 flats), 24% of dwellings.

Employment, Benefits and Pensions

Employment by Industry (2019) Number Percent Rotherham Average
Manufacturing & Production 520 11.9% 15.6%
Construction 275 6.3% 7.5%
Motor Trades, Wholesale & Retail 1,830 41.8% 15.6%
Transport & storage 105 2.4% 4.8%
Accommodation & food services 350 8.0% 5.9%
Information & communication 60 1.4% 3.3%
Financial & insurance - 0.0% 1.3%
Property - 0.0% 0.5%
Professional, scientific & technical 45 1.0% 4.0%
Business administration & support services 140 3.2% 8.6%
Public administration & defence 170 3.9% 6.0%
Education 330 7.5% 9.0%
Health 385 8.8 13.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 170 3.9% 4.2%
Total 4,380 100% 100%

Rawmarsh has a high proportion of local employment in retail, mainly in Parkgate. Almost all other industries have below average shares of employment, with jobs equivalent to 72% of the local workforce in 2011.

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 %

280 4.9% 5.1% 290 5.1% 4.5%

The proportion of people claiming benefits in Rawmarsh West is similar to 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)

Rawmarsh West

297 17.7% 230 13.7%
Rotherham (total) 11,276 21.9% 8,989 17.9%

Child poverty in Rawmarsh West is below the borough average.

General Health and Disability

General Health bad or very bad (Census 2021): 8.0% (Rotherham 7.0%, England 5.2%)

Limiting Long Term Illness or Disability (Census 2021): 23.2% (Rotherham 21.1%, England 17.3%)

DWP Disability Benefits (Qtr to Aug 22) Number Percentage Rotherham Average
Attendance Allowance (aged 65+) 247 13.7% 13.2%
Disability Living Allowance (all ages) 285 3.0% 3.1%
Personal Independence Payment (16-64) 623 10.5% 9.3%
Total on Disability Benefits 1,155 12.3% 11.4%

Rawmarsh West had rates of poor health and disability slightly above the borough average in 2021 but well above the national average and above average disability benefit claim rates.

Lifestyle and Specific Health Issues

Around 50% of health and lifestyle indicators are better (have lower rates) than Rotherham average. Additionally, a tenth of indicators are significantly better, particularly in terms of lower rates of emergency hospital admissions for injuries in under 15 year olds and deaths from coronary heart disease.

Rawmarsh West ward has higher (better) life expectancy at birth compared to Rotherham overall (0.3 years more for men and 1.5 years more for women). (2016-2020).

Compared to Rotherham average, Rawmarsh West ward is better for (has lower rates/less):

Life expectancy & causes of death

Deaths from; coronary heart disease, all ages; respiratory diseases, all ages; causes considered preventable, under 75 years.

Behavioural risk factors and child health

Deliveries to teenage mothers.

Emergency hospital admissions for injuries in under 15 years old.

In contrast Rawmarsh West ward is worse for (has higher rates/more):

Life expectancy & causes of death

Deaths from stroke, all ages.

Disease & poor health

Emergency hospital admissions; for all causes, all ages; for stroke; for intentional self-harm; for hip fracture in persons 65 years and over.

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

Incidence of colorectal cancer.

Incidence of lung cancer.

Incidence of breast cancer.

Behavioural risk factors and child health

Low birth weight of live babies.

Emergency hospital admissions in under 5 years old.

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:  Rawmarsh Community School (Academy)  

Early Years – Good Level of Development - 2019: 71.4% (Rotherham 70.3%, England 71.8) 

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

62.3% (Rotherham 59%, England 65%) 

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

46.5% (Rotherham average 51.9%)

Primary attainment in 2019 was slightly above the Rotherham averages; secondary attainment was lower. 

Highest Level of Qualification (2021 Census):

Level 4 or above 20.0% (Rotherham 23.1%, England 33.9%)

No Qualifications 25.2% (Rotherham 23.4%, England 18.1%)

Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Recorded Crime (2020): 1045 (109 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 90 per 1,000) 

Recorded ASB (2020): 182 (19 per 1,000 population) (Rotherham 25 per 1,000) 

Levels of recorded crime in Rawmarsh West are over the Rotherham average; ASB levels 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.

Rawmarsh West IMD map

Deprivation in Rawmarsh West

Deprivation in Rawmarsh West is well above the Borough average and in most of the ward is also well above 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. Manor Farm, Rawmarsh North and Parkgate are within the 20% most deprived in England.

Indices of Deprivation 2019
Deprived of Income Persons Income
deprived
Percent
2019
Percent
2015
Rotherham
Average
All people 9,097 1,505 17% 19% 17%
Children 0-15 1,675 375 22% 23% 22%
Working age 5,286 700 13% 17% 15%
Older people 60+ 2,136 430 20% 21% 16%

Income deprivation is above average in Rawmarsh West for some age groups. Whilst children are more likely to be affected by income deprivation than adults, the level is at 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
E01007778 Upper Haugh 12.4 13.1 21,737 20,535 7 7
E01007779 Manor Farm 38.7 46.5 4,654 2,878 2 1
E01007780 Rawmarsh
Victoria Park
23.7 23.0 11,601 12,036 4 4
E01007781 Rawmarsh
Monkwood
30.0 31.8 8,017 7,396 3 3
E01007782 Rawmarsh
North
37.1 34.5 5,181 6,345 2 2
E01007784 Parkgate 39.8 38.9 4,320 4,818 2 2

The IMD is not published for wards but the average SOA score in Rawmarsh West is 30 (31 in 2015), above the Rotherham average score of 29 (28 in 2015), with an SOA equivalent rank of 9,252 (28th 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)