Salford City Partnership


Claremont and Weaste JSNA profile

includes the wards of Claremont, Weaste and Seedley

Up arrow higher than England average
Right arrow similar to England average
Down arrow lower than the England average
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(The position against England is good where the arrow is an outline/not filled)


82% of residents in Claremont and Weaste neighbourhood are satisfied with the area as a place to live and value the friendly people and good public transport links.1

Population (2009)

21,200. Age profile similar to the city as a whole and relatively static since 2001.2 Relatively small population growth likely, consisting mainly of increases in adult population.


Up arrow Infant mortality: Higher than the England average but declining slowly. 3

Up arrow Teenage conceptions: The area has a higher rate of teenage pregnancy than England. 4

Right arrow Oral health: Children in Claremont and Weaste have an average 0.86 and 1.86 decayed missing or filled teeth respectively. This is lower than the England average (1.11) for Claremont and higher than England in Weaste and Seedley.5

Down arrow Breastfeeding: The proportion of women starting breastfeeding (61.8%) is below England (73.9%) but is similar to Salford average (63%) at birth and 6-8 weeks (37.8%).6

up arrow Child obesity: The levels of obesity or overweight in this area are higher (36.2%) than the Salford (34.3%) and England (32.6%) averages at Year 6.7

white right arrow Adult obesity: is similar to England with nearly one in four adults obese.8

Dash Mental health: the second highest use of mental health outpatient services but, unlike the other neighbourhoods in Salford, it reduced in 2010/2011.9 One of the highest suicide rates in Salford.

Up arrow Long term conditions: Although deaths from cancer, circulatory diseases and respiratory diseases are falling, the rate still exceeds the England death rate.10


Up arrow Adult carers: The 2001 census data for the 2001 wards of Claremont, Weaste and Seedley shows that 14% of adults were carers, compared to 12% nationally.

Life expectancy** 

Down arrow Men and women in this neighbourhood, on average, live two years less than the England average. The rate of improvement has been less than that for England so there is still a significant gap.11

Alcohol, drug and substance use

Up arrow Alcohol: related hospital admissions are higher in Weaste and Seedley (in top 4 Salford wards) than Claremont (within lowest 4 of Salford wards). 12

Up arrow Drugs: Claremont is below the city average for users in treatment and adults testing positive for drugs on arrest, whereas Weaste and Seedley is above the city average. 13

Up arrow Smoking: High proportion of tobacco smokers in Weaste and Seedley (22.8-30%). Claremont estimates (18.6%) are lower than the England average (22.2%). 14


dash Significant reductions in most crime types except burglary and criminal damage which have moderately increased. 15

dash Weaste and Seedley ranks high for anti-social behaviour for Salford, but with significant reductions between the year 2009/10 to 2010/11. 15

Family Poverty

 Down arrow One in every five children is growing up in poverty, lower than the national average (20.9%). Weaste and Seedley has the ninth highest child poverty rate in the city and is within the 'worst' fifteen per cent of wards in the country. 16

up arrow Fifth highest level of pensioner poverty at 30.6%, this is higher than the national figure (22.9%). Over a third of pensioners living on the minimum means-tested income. 17


dash Housing development planning permission for 435 dwellings March 2011.18

down arrow Tenure: 80% of properties are owned privately compared to England at 82%.19

down arrow Condition: 24.5% of houses are failing the decent homes standard in the private sector, this is better than England (33.5%).20

dash Prices: The average house price in this area is 3.7 times higher than the average income and has the second lowest number of available properties to rent privately and the third cheapest rents in the city. 21

up arrow Fuel poverty: Percentage of households in fuel poverty is higher than England and slightly higher (17.1%) than the Salford average (16.4%).22


Right arrow Special educational needs: Below Salford average and has the second lowest number of students on the register of all neighbourhoods.23

Down arrow Ethnicity: Proportion of pupils from black and minority ethnic backgrounds is similar to the Salford average. 24

White down arrow16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training: The neighbourhood rate is 5.6% just below the England rate of 6.1%.25

 Down arrow Key stage 4: There is an improving trend for the number of children achieving five or more GCSE passes at grade A* to C including English and Maths (56.9%) and the results are above the equivalent Salford improving trend (51.5%) but below England (58.2%). 26

White up arrowKey stage 2: Claremont and Weaste sits above the national and Salford averages for all three key measures. There is some evidence of improvements over time for the measures English Level 4+ and English and maths Level 4+.27

Up arrowPersistent absenteeism: Higher (7.3%) than England average (6.1%).28


Dash Claremont and Weaste has some of the more long-established communities in Salford.

Dash Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a major teaching hospital facility is located in Weaste. As well as providing health services, it is a major employer in the area.

Dash Parks and open spaces: Buile Hill Park, Lightoaks, Oakwood and Westlands Play Area. Most have benefited from new play and outdoor gym equipment in the last few years. 29

Dash Air quality: Much of the neighbourhood area lies close to major roads and this will affect air quality and in turn health.30
Dash Road safety: second lowest number of casualties in 2010.31 
Dash Hot food takeaways: 14, second lowest in city.32


Up arrow Benefits: Claimant rate is 15.1% which is lower than Salford (17.5%) but higher than national (12.1%). The majority of claimants are in Weaste and Seedley where the rate is nearly double the national rate. Those claiming incapacity benefits equate to 9.5% of the working age population in this area, higher than the national rate (6.6%) but lower than the city. 33

Right arrow Unemployment: 4%, which is lower than the Salford average and similar to England 3.9%.34

Job vacancies: relatively small number of businesses, with the largest sector being construction. Employment in Claremont and Weaste by sector is: customer service 35%; sales 13%; office / administration 9%; public administration 8%; care 6%.35

Down arrow Income: 53% of households are living below the Great Britain median household income. Average income for households is higher than city average at £33,736, and second highest household income level across the eight neighbourhoods.36


** Healthy life expectancy is the number of years expected to live in full health. This is lower than life expectancy; for Salford males the average is 63.9 years and for females it is 67.8 years (Census 2001). The average differences between England and Salford areas mirror the differences for life expectancy.  

Further information and data, including social care data, can be located in other sections of the profiles and other parts of our JSNA:

The 2012 Profile for Salford produced by the Public Health Observatory can be found on their website. 

What is already happening - community priorities and local work programmes

In November and December 2011 the Claremont and Weaste Community Committee agreed its priorities for the next financial year. It then shared them with partners to assist with business planning. Community priorities reflect how local people want services to help them to improve their lives, rather than comprehensive assessing their needs and aspirations. The priorities have been developed on:

Each priority has a programme of work with activities, actions and named lead officers. Other sections of the JSNA detail more statistics and recommended actions to improve neighbourhood circumstances.    

Where can neighbourhood partners have the biggest impact?

Recommendations and suggestions from the analysis for Claremont and Weaste for future neighbourhood business planning.  

  1. Maximise the potential for community groups to develop, grow and increase community spirit. This contributes to everyone's well-being and has a positive effect on health.
  2. Use opportunities to work with parents, schools and communities to promote initiatives which support a good start to life for children. For example promoting breast feeding, healthy eating, cooking skills, physical activity and good dental health.
  3. Encourage and support local partners to implement the family poverty strategy to improve income and living standards, recognising also the level of older persons poverty in the neighbourhood. Raise awareness amongst residents of the affordable warmth schemes and the Greater Manchester Energy Advice Service.
  4. Continue building and strengthening links between schools, families and the local community to support increasing educational attainment.
  5. Recognise the link between alcohol accessibility and ill health, social problems and crime. Work with communities, particularly in Weaste and Seedley, to raise awareness about sensible drinking.
  6. More people in the area are likely to suffer from chronic and limiting long term illness, such as coronary heart disease and respiratory diseases.  These conditions can shorten life and affect its quality of life.  Many of these diseases can be prevented by lifestyle changes. Local programmes should consider the neighbourhood variation in smoking and alcohol and drug misuse. 
  7. The Salford Making Every Contact Count programme is a new way of working where staff in contact with the public engage and encourage people to make positive changes in their lives. Locally partners can promote participation and champion roll out of the programme, so more staff are supported to advise and signpost local people to improve their health and wellbeing.
  8. Encourage local people and partners to adopt the Five Ways to Wellbeing campaign which promotes mental wellbeing and develops community resilience.
  9. Support the Time to Talk Campaign which aims to reduce stigma/discrimination and improve understanding of mental health problems.
  10. Encourage people to improve their physical and mental well being by making the most of parks and other open spaces for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities.  


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This page was last updated on 22 November 2012

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