Little Hulton ward profile


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

Deprivation in Little Hulton

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Local amenities

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Key statistics

Population 12,713
Area (hectare) 425.19 ha
Urban population density
city rank
32.8 per hectare
  • Medium residential density and effectively functions as part of Walkden
  • High % of children aged under 14 and people 65 and over. The % of working age people is lower than average
  • Overall loss of population between 1991 and 2001, totalling 1500 people, especially among the 20-29 year olds and 55-74 year olds
  • There has also been a reduction in the number of children below age 5, and this may be linked to a fall in people in their twenties
  • The population change (%) shows the highest growth in the 90+ age group
  • The main faith is Christianity (79%)
  • 97% said their ethnic group was White British
  • Lower than average % of married / remarried people, in contrast with an above average % of people who are cohabiting, separated, divorced or widowed.

Improving health

  • Above average number of people who say their health is ‘fairly good or ‘not good’. 2nd lowest % of people who say they have ‘good health'
  • High % of people who have limiting long-term illnesses, as well as of people who do unpaid care for 20 or more hours per week. Of those who provide unpaid care, over one third do in excess of 50 hours per week, the highest in Salford
  • All areas of the ward are within the 20% most health deprived in England
  • Engine Fold is the area with the best relative health in the ward.

Reducing crime

  • Among selected crime levels the best performance has been in cutting thefts from motor vehicles by more than a half since 2003 and this is now well below average
  • Significant progress has also been made in reducing the number of dwellings burgled. There has been a smaller reduction in theft of vehicles, although this has remained fairly stable and is now below average.

Encouraging learning, leisure and creativity

  • Education attainment at KS2 is below average in Maths and Science.  In English, however,  77.5% of children  achieved level 4+ in 2005, compared to an average of 74.5%
  • Among the eight primary schools in the ward, there is a high turnover of pupils
  • GCSE attainment is below  average. Less than 1 in 5 school leavers gained 5+ A*-C grades in 2005
  • Provision of daycare places for children under five is higher than average and out-of-school provision is lower
  • 45% of working age people have no qualifications and this is the 2nd highest of all wards.

Investing in young people

  • Below average % of school leavers from Harrop Fold School entering full-time education compared with the city as a whole. This is partly balanced by a higher than average % of school leavers taking up training, and apprenticeships or NVQ’s
  • The % of school leavers from Harrop Fold School becoming unemployed is higher than average at almost 20% in 2005
  • Child poverty is an issue and the whole ward is within the 30% most deprived areas for child poverty in England  with the north segment of the ward in the worst 3%.

Promoting inclusion

  • Households claiming council tax or housing benefits has slowly risen in the last two years
  • The ward ranks 5th worst in Salford on the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Creating prosperity

  • Unemployment is high at 8.3% in March 2006 (up from 6.3% in twelve months)
  • The % of working age people who were long-term unemployed is higher than average as is the % of those who have never worked
  • High % of people who are ‘sick/disabled’ (2nd highest ward) or ‘looking after the home/family’ (3rd highest ward)
  • Low % of students
  • Of those people in employment, above average numbers work in lower supervisory, technical, semi-routine and routine occupations
  • Typical occupations include the skilled trade, plant and machine operatives, and elementary occupations. However the largest group by number of workers is elementary with 752 people, followed by ‘administrative/ secretarial’ which is the occupation for 604 people
  • The largest group is people working in distribution (886 people) followed by manufacturing with 647 people
  • There is a higher than average proportion of people working part-time. Women are most likely to work 16-30 hours (almost 1 in 3), while men are more likely than average to work 38-48hours per week.

Enhancing life

  • Almost 40% of houses are terraced, while semi-detached properties make up a further third of housing provision
  • Local authority tenure accounts for 2701 (50%) of households. Home ownership with or without a loan is well below average
  • Reduction in the number of dwellings in the last 10 years, 460 properties have been removed, in place of 321 new dwellings, representing a net loss of 139 dwellings
  • Average house prices are still increasing in contrast with Salford as a whole, although the latter has seen a slowdown in prices since 2004, thus allowing the gap to narrow between Salford and Little Hulton
  • Ratio income to house prices is 1:4.1
  • Mode of travel to work is by car or van for more than half of all working age people. This is below average. There is more car sharing than any other ward in the city
  • Car ownership is lower than average
  • With regard to highway accidents, this ward has the fourth lowest number of incidents. The main locations of traffic incidents tend to occur along the main roads such as the A6 and the A582, and along small roads including Madams Wood Road, and Kenyon Way.

Further Information

For further information about the Little Hulton 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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