Rotherham West Ward Action Plan

  1. Introduction
  2. Rotherham West Ward today (You are here)
  3. Known and emerging issues
  4. Action Plan
  5. Building Stronger Communities – People and Places
  6. Monitoring and engagement

Rotherham West Ward today

Rotherham West Ward is in the north of the borough. To ease understanding for the Place Profile, the Ward has been divided into seven zones:

Rotherham west ward plan


  • There are 13,560 residents and 5775 households – the population has increased by 2.2% since 2011, higher than the borough average
  • Of these, 59% are owner occupiers, 25% live in social housing and 16% rent privately
  • 21.7% of residents are from a BME community (2011), the 3rd highest of the 21 Wards in Rotherham


  • Deprivation is much higher than the borough average but there are significant differences within the ward
  • Ferham is the most deprived area in the ward and in Rotherham – neighbouring Masbrough is almost as deprived and the eastern quarter of the ward is all within the most deprived 2% nationally. Deprivation is also very high in Meadowbank, Bradgate and Richmond Park
  • The west of the ward is generally less deprived, with North East Kimberworth being below the national average


  • People describing themselves as being in ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ health is in line with the borough average but above the national average
  • The figures for those having a limiting long term illness or disability is below the borough average but above the national average


  • Primary attainment – i.e. at Key Stage 2/Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Maths – is below the borough and national averages, as is the proportion attaining 5+ GCSEs including in English and Maths
  • The proportion of people with higher level qualifications is well below the borough average – similarly the proportion of those with no qualifications is above the borough and national averages

Crime And Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

  • Recorded Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in the ward are well above the borough average, in particular in the more deprived inner eastern areas of the ward

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