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Winton Ward Profile


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

Deprivation in Winton

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Local Amenities

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Key statistics

Population 12,199
Area (hectare) 370.38 ha
Urban population density
City rank
44.1 per hectare
  • 3rd most populous ward with around 12,000 people (5,100 households).
  • Ranked 6th most deprived ward in Salford according to the 2004 Index of Multiple Deprivation
  • Higher proportion of children compared to the average and relatively low number of 50 to 60 year olds.
  • The proportion of 20 to 24 year olds in the population is lower than average.
  • Between 1991 and 2001 the population increased by over 330 people.

Improving health

  • Severe health deprivation across the ward.
  • The proportion of babies with low birth weight is above average.
  • Nearly two-thirds of people say they have good health and the proportion of working age with limiting long-term limiting illness is above average.

Reducing crime

  • Levels of crime are below average but rose above average in 2004
  • The number of burglaries of dwellings fell in 2005.
  • Levels of theft from a motor vehicle are lower than average and falling.
  • Levels of theft of a motor vehicle are below average.

Encouraging learning, leisure and creativity

  • GCSE results were below average in 2005.
  • St Patrick’s R.C. High School’s value added index is above average.  Its measure of improvement between KS3 and KS4 is above the national average.
  • Pupils from St Patrick’s High School tend to stay on in full time education.
  • City Academy school leavers are less likely to proceed to education, employment or training compared with school leavers from across the City.
  • 3300 residents have no formal qualifications. At 39% of the 16-74 year old population, this above average.

Investing in young people

  • There are concentrations of child poverty in the north and south of the ward.
  • Childcare provision for children aged 8 and under is below average

Promoting inclusion

  • Nearly 38% of the population lives in areas that are considered to be among the 7% most deprived in England (approximately 4,200 people). A little fewer than 88% live in areas that are considered to be among the 30% most deprived in England (over 10,000 people).
  • The number of lone parent households with dependent children is above average at 12% of all households. Of these, less than one in five works full time and just over one in five are in part time employment.

Creating prosperity

  • Above average unemployment.
  • The proportion of people who have been out of work for a long time or have never worked is above average.
  • Relatively more workers in routine and semi-routine types of job in the manufacturing sector and in distribution where they work as operatives and in elementary occupations.
  • A relatively high proportion of people stay at home to look after the family.

Enhancing life

  • Residents tend to live in semi-detached houses and bungalows rather than flats.  
  • Around a half own their home mostly with a mortgage.  
  • Local authority renting is relatively high. Relatively few people are RSL tenants. Around 50 households are in shared ownership schemes.
  • Seventeen households share basic facilities. Over 350 do not have central heating.
  • Average house prices have risen 93% in the last four years which is above average.
  • Car ownership is below average.
  • About 64% of people travel to work by car, van or motorcycle, whereas 12% walk or cycle. Cycling to work is more common than average although walking is less common.
  • Various clusters of motor collisions have occurred over the last three years.  In particular, the junctions of the M60/A57 and M60/M602 are major danger spots.
  • There were 90 non-motorway crashes, 8 resulting in death or serious injury.

Further Information

For further information about the Winton Ward Profile please contact:

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

This page was last updated on 11 December 2006

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