Salford City Partnership


Eccles JSNA profile

includes the wards of Barton, Eccles and Winton


Up arrow = higher than England average

Similar arrow = similar to England average

Lower arrow = lower than the England average

Dash - information not available = not available

(The position against England is good where the arrow is an outline/not filled)


74% of residents in Eccles neighbourhood are satisfied with the area as a place to live and value proximity to shops and good transport links.1

Population (2009)

35,000 with steady increase since 20012. There has been an increase in birth rates in this area over the last eight years.


Up arrow - higher Infant mortality: higher than the England average and increasing from 2005/73.3

Up arrow - higher Teenage conceptions: In Winton and Barton wards the teenage pregnancy rate has changed little over the last five years while in Eccles ward it has reduced4.

Higher than England average Oral health: Children in Winton, Barton and Eccles have on average 2.52, 2.15 and 1.27 decayed missing or filled teeth respectively, this is higher than England at 1.11.5

Lower than England average Breastfeeding: The proportion of women starting breastfeeding (58%) is below England (73.9%) and a higher proportion (41.1%) continue to 6-8 weeks than in other Salford areas but lower than England at 45.6%.6

Better than England average Child obesity: At Year 6 the proportion of overweight and obese children is higher (39%) than the England average (32.6%)7

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

Similiar to England average Mental health: Highest use of mental health outpatient services in Salford for past three years and this trend is on the rise. One of the highest suicide and self-harm rates in Salford.9

Higher than England average Long term conditions: Although deaths from cancer, circulatory diseases and respiratory diseases are reducing there remains a significant gap to the England death rate.10


Higher than England average The 2001 census data for the 2001 wards of Eccles, Winton and Barton
shows that 14% of adults were carers compared to 12% nationally.

Life Expectancy**

Lower than England average Men and women in Eccles, Winton and Barton can expect to live around five years less than the average for England.11

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Use

Up arrow Alcohol: related hospital admissions are higher than Salford average in Barton and Winton wards and around the Salford average for Eccles ward. 12

Up arrow Drugs: Barton and Winton rank in the top quarter of Salford wards for adult and under-25s in treatment while Eccles is lower. 13

Up arrow Smoking: High proportion of tobacco smokers between 21% and 37.8% in the area compared to 22.2% in England. 14


Dash Crime and disorder rates reduced significantly over the years. Barton ward is above average of all wards for most types of crime. Patricroft has a localised hotspot for anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. Winton and Barton have high rates of domestic related incidents.15

Family Poverty

Up arrow 38% of children in this area are growing up in poverty compared to 20.9% in England. 80% of these children live in households dependent on out-of-work benefits.16

Up arrow Third highest level of pensioner poverty at 38.2% compared to 22.9% nationally. Over a third of pensioners live on minimum means-tested incomes.17


dash Housing development: Limited potential for new housing will see 860 homes built between 2010 and 2030.18

Down arrow Tenure: Low private home ownership (66%, England 82%).19

Down arrow Condition: Much higher proportion of private rented housing (33.5%) that does not meet decency standards than Salford (20.9%) but better than England (35.8%).20

Dash Prices: The average house price in this area is four times higher than the average income. Private sector rents are lower than city averages.21

Up arrow Fuel poverty: the third highest proportion of households (18%) in fuel poverty and above the national average (16.4%).22


Up arrow Special educational needs: Above Salford average and the highest number of students compared to all other neighbourhoods.23

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

Outline down arrow16-18 years old not in education, employment or training: lower (5.7%) than the Salford (8.2%) and England (6.1%) average.25

Down arrow Key stage 4: Pupils attaining key stage 4 including Maths and English (54.9%) is below the England average (58.2%) but higher than the Salford average (51.4%) and has improved over previous year.26

Down arrow Key stage 2: Eccles neighbourhood sits below the national and Salford averages for all three key measures but the gap is continuing to close.27

Up arrow Persistent absenteeism: third highest (10.3%) of the eight neighbourhoods and higher than England (6.1%).28


Dash Eccles town centre is well placed to benefit from the development of Media City UK and Trafford Park and well connected by motorway, bus, rail and tram. The railway line to Liverpool is being electrified and there is a possibility of a direct line to London.

dash Physical regeneration: Liverpool Road Corridor and Eccles Town Centre has seen shops and building front improvements and landscaping work. There are plans to develop the Bridgewater Canal, including a viewing area at Barton Swing Aqueduct and a Country Park at Dukes Drive in Monton.29

Dash Parks and open spaces: Bridgewater Canal, a number of parks - Winton Park (green flag accredited), Pocket Park, Ivy Street Park -Eccles Recreation Ground and Patricroft Recreation Ground. Peel Green cemetery is a green flag accredited site.

Dash Community activity and social assets: Many community and residents associations and volunteering e.g. at Dukes Drive and Three Sisters sites, the Street Pastors are the first in Salford.  There is an annual Eccles Festival, annual Monton Festival and wide range of community events.

Dash Air quality: Much of the neighbourhood area lies close to major roads and motorways and this will affect air quality and in turn health.

Dash Road safety: In line with Salford, road casualties have reduced by just under half. 31

Dash Hot food takeaways: 45, second highest number in the city.32


up arrow Benefits: Claimant rate is 20.5% which is higher than city (17.5%) and national (12.1%) levels. Barton (23%) and Winton (21.6%) wards have almost double the national average claimant rate while Eccles ward is lower at 16.5%. The area has a high Incapacity Benefit claimant rate.33 Half of claims for Incapacity Benefit are for mental health reasons.

Up arrow Unemployment: 5.6% which is higher than England rate of 5.1%.34

Dash Job vacancies: 631 businesses. Employment is in: sales 15%; care 12%; transport 11% and business administration 11%.35

Down arrowIncome: 58% of households live on or below the Great Britain median household income. Average income for households is lower than city average at £30,954, and third lowest household income level across the eight neighbourhoods. Average incomes in Barton and Winton wards are considerably lower than area as a whole.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 at:

  • Partners in Salford website
  • Salford City Council website

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

What is already happening - Community priorities and local work programmes

In November and December 2011 the Eccles Community Committee agreed its priorities for the next financial year. It then shared these with partners to assist with business planning. Community priorities reflect how local people want services to help them to improve their lives, rather comprehensively 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.
More detailed statistics and recommended actions to improve neighbourhood circumstances are detailed in the other sections of the JSNA.

Where can neighbourhood partners have the biggest impact?

Recommendations/suggestions from the analysis for Eccles for future neighbourhood business planning.

1. Support the work of the many existing groups and maximise the potential for community groups to develop, grow and increase community spirit to help everyone's well-being and other health outcomes.

2. Use the opportunity in developing the Bridgewater canal and also promote local parks and other open spaces to encourage walking, cycling and other outdoor activities to improve people's physical and mental well being.

3. Encourage local partners and businesses to sign up to the Greater Manchester Good Work Good Health Charter for a healthier more sustainable and productive local economy.

4. Ensure opportunities for promotion of healthy lifestyles for pregnant women including encouraging healthy start vitamins, adoption of a healthy diet, weight management and stopping smoking. Ensure the importance of booking early with a midwife (by 12 weeks) is a key message to local women.

5. Use opportunities to work with parents, schools and communities to promote initiatives which support a good start to life for children, such as promoting breast feeding, healthy eating, cooking skills, physical activity and good dental health.

6. Continue building and strengthening links between schools, families and the local community to increase educational attainment.

7. Encourage and support local partners to implement the family poverty strategy to improve income and living standards. Raise the profile of the role and importance of financial inclusion to tackle family poverty as well as working with local families affected by changes in funding eligibility and welfare reform

8. Recognise the link between alcohol accessibility and ill health, social problems and crime. Work with communities to raise awareness on sensible drinking.

9. 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 reduce its quality. Lifestyle changes can prevent many of these diseases. Local programmes to support reducing smoking, obesity, and alcohol and drug misuse will reduce the impact of long term conditions.

10. 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.

11. Encourage local people and partners to adopt the Five Ways to Wellbeing campaign (connect, be active, keep learning, give, take notice) which promotes mental wellbeing and develops community resilience.

12. Support the Time to Talk Campaign which aims to reduce stigma/discrimination and improve understanding of mental health problems. 

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This page was last updated on 22 November 2012

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