Barton ward profile


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

Deprivation in Barton

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Local amenities

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Key statistics

Population 12,067
Area (hectare) 254.44 ha
Urban population density
City rank
47.4 per hectare
  • 4th most populous ward with around 12,000 people (5700 households)
  • The 5th most densely populated ward with around 250 hectares
  • Ranked 7th in Salford on the 2004 Index of Multiple Deprivation
  • The population overall increased by around 200 between 1991 and 2001
  • The proportion of young people aged 10-24 in the population is low
  • The proportion of 25-39 year olds is above average
  • The proportion of elderly people (over 85 years old) is above average
  • Slightly larger Muslim population than average.

Improving health

  • Around 24% of residents say they have a limiting long-term illness, half of whom are of working age
  • The number of hours put in by unpaid carers is higher than average.  

Reducing crime

  • The centre of the ward has the highest levels of crime
  • Crime levels, though high, have fallen a little over the last 3 years particularly burglaries
  • Levels of theft of a motor vehicle and from a motor vehicle have both fallen in the last 3 years and are below average.

Encouraging learning, leisure and creativity

  • 38% of adults have no formal qualifications compared with 36% Salford-wide
  • GCSE attainment was below average in 2005.

Investing in young people

  • Parts of the ward are amongst worst 20% in the country for child poverty
  • There are less than 400 full time students living in Barton.

Promoting inclusion

  • Lone parents with dependent children make up 10% of households, which is above average
  • Pre-school childcare provision (103 places) provides for 13.5% of the population; out of school provision for 5-8 year olds compares more favourably (56.9% Barton and 46.7% Salford of the number of children estimated to be in the age group).
  • There are more lone parents in full time employment than average
  • The proportion of households claiming housing and council tax benefits (currently one third of households) is a little higher than average.

Creating prosperity

  • Unemployment is above average
  • Unemployment rose 9% between March 2005 and March 2006.

Enhancing life

  • Nearly half of all homes are terraced houses
  • There is a downward trend in empty properties with a net drop of 5.8% over 12 months
  • House prices have been rising faster than average
  • The gap between income and house prices has risen but is still below average
  • Car ownership is below average at below 0.75 cars per household
  • Cycling to work is more common than in the city as a whole
  • There were 122 collisions excluding motorway traffic during the last 3 years; 11 resulted in death or serious injury
  • Serious motor accidents tend to happen along the A57.

Further Information

For further information about the Barton 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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