Pendlebury ward profile


The following profile covers the Pendlebury ward (which is outlined in the map below). The profile provides a general overview of the major issues within Pendlebury. The profile is based upon the latest statistical information available to the council. Information has come from a range of sources including the 2001 census and the 2004 Index of Multiple Deprivation. The profile also compares the situation in Pendlebury in relation to the rest of the city. All averages mentioned are the city average unless otherwise stated.

Deprivation in Pendlebury

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Local amenities

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Key statistics

Population 11,499
Area (hectare) 662.48 ha
Urban population density 27.7 per hectare
City rank 16th
  • Pendlebury has a sizeable amount of greenbelt
  • It has a population of 11,500 people (4,900 households)
  • Although it is the 7th most populous ward in the city, it is also spacious and its urban density ranks 16th
  • Ranks 13th in Salford on the Index of Deprivation. There are pockets of very severe multiple deprivation right in the centre of the ward, where 1,500 people live within the 7% most deprived areas in England
  • The area has a relatively small student population
  • Lone parents with dependent children are a little over-represented within the population, as are single people who have never married
  • There are three communal establishments, housing 419 residents.

Improving health

  • Residents generally saw themselves in good or fairly good health
  • The proportion of people saying they had a long term limiting illness at the time of the census is a higher than average
  • Unpaid carers tend to work for longer hours than average
  • Most of the population lives within the 10% most health deprived areas in the country.

Reducing crime

  • Total crime has risen in the area particularly in the last 12 months
  • Burglaries have been falling and are lower than average
  • Theft of motor vehicles has increased.

Encouraging learning leisure and creativity

  • More than 41% of the adult population have no formal qualifications
  • Key stage 2 results were above average in 2005
  • GCSE attainment was below average.

Investing in young people

  • The Clifton Green area suffers from the highest levels of child poverty
  • Day care provision for under 5's is above average. There is less provision for 5-8 year olds.

Promoting inclusion

  • Residents tend to work in manufacturing and construction, in health and social work, education and public administration and defence
  • They work in routine and semi-routine and lower supervisory /technical jobs, as machine operatives and skilled tradespeople
  • They are underrepresented among employers, managers, and professionals.

Creating prosperity

  • 243 people were registered unemployed during March 2006, which was considerably higher than the same period 2005. The rate has risen to 4.9%, well above the Salford rate of 4.4%.

Enhancing life in Salford

  • Half of all homes are semi-detached
  • Most people own their homes
  • There has been a great deal of stock clearance and building in the last few years
  • The proportion of vacant properties has varied a lot over the last two years; though since 2004 it is much lower than the Salford average, at around 3%
  • House prices in the area have experienced a slight reduction in 12 months after a surge between 2002 and 2004. Average income levels have risen from £22,598 in 2004 to £27,070 in 2005. The income ratio to house prices is currently at 4.3 compared to 4.4 across the city, making it slightly more affordable for residents to buy locally
  • The number of collisions on non-motorway roads in the ward in the last 3 years was 119, of which 14 had very serious consequences.

Further Information

For further information about the Pendlebury ward profile please contact:

Alan Tomlinson
Policy and Improvement Team
Chief Executive's Directorate
0161 793 2560

This page was last updated on 13 November 2007

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