Boothstown and Ellenbrook ward profile


The following profile covers the Boothstown and Ellenbrook ward (which is outlined in the map below). The profile provides a general overview of the major issues within Boothstown and Ellenbrook. 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 Boothstown and Ellenbrook in relation to the rest of the city. All averages mentioned are the city average unless otherwise stated.

Deprivation in Boothstown & Ellenbrook

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Key statistics

Population 9,799
Area (hectare) 860.35 ha
Urban population density
city rank
44.5 per hectare
  • High residential population density
  • High proportion of working age adults (particularly the 30-39 age group). There are fewer young people in their early 20s and fewer people aged over 60 than average
  • Very large increase in population since the 1991 census (4,800 people). Population growth is fairly even across all age groups.
  • The proportion of people who identified as White British in the 2001 census was 95%
  • A high proportion of households are made up of married couples with and without children or co-habiting couples without children.

Improving health

  • Three quarters of residents say they have ‘good health’. Of those people providing unpaid care, three quarters do 1-19 hours per week
  • Health deprivation is concentrated within the centre of the ward.

Reducing crime

  • Levels of crime are low and have been falling for three years
  • Big drop in dwellings burgled, now cut by half. However there has been a rise in theft from motor vehicles. Theft of motors has remained very low for the last 3 years
  • Despite the fact that most of the ward has very low incidences of crime there are pockets where levels of crime are high.

Encouraging learning, leisure and creativity

  • Primary school results at Key Stage 2 are above average
  • 85% of pupils attained 5 or more A* to C GCSE's in 2005, which is well above both the city average (45%) and the England average (57%)
  • Residents generally have a higher level of education than average. One quarter of adults  have achieved degree level or above
  • 1 in 5 people have no formal qualifications
  • Investing in young people in Salford
  • There are 345 childcare places, 95 for under fives and 152 out-of-school places for 5-8 year olds

Promoting inclusion in Salford

  • Residents are more likely to be managers and  professionals than residents in the city as a whole, working especially within finance, real estate, public administration and education
  • The proportion of households where council tax or housing benefit is claimed has been fairly stable, at around 7.5%, which is well below levels in the city generally.

Creating prosperity in Salford

  • Over half of all working age people are in full-time employment
  • There is a higher proportion of people who are self-employed
  • The unemployment rate has risen slightly from 0.8% to 1.2%. It remains below average.

Enhancing life in Salford

  • 45% of all properties are detached houses/bungalows, compared to about 9% across Salford
  • Flats represents less than 2% of the ward’s dwelling stock
  • The vast majority of properties are owned with a mortgage (nearly twice the average) and there is high % of homes in outright ownership
  • Almost all properties in the area have central heating
  • Average house prices in the ward appear to have stabilised at around £178,000
  • The average income has risen by £5300 p.a. over the last 3 years
  • Around three quarters of residents drive to work by car or van
  • Car ownership is above average
  • There are relatively few accidents. Nevertheless, there are  clusters of incidents along the A572 Leigh Road/Chaddock Lane and also at the ward’s two main junctions with the East Lancashire Road.

Further information

For further information about the Boothstown and Ellenbrook ward profile please contact:

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

This page was last updated on 11 January 2007

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