Salford City Partnership


Ordsall and Langworthy JSNA profile

includes the wards of Ordsall and Langworthy

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)


78% of residents in Ordsall and Langworthy are satisfied with the area as a place to live and value its closeness to the city centre and good public transport links. 1

Population (2009)

21,800, with the largest increase in population in Salford 2001-09. 2


up arrow Infant mortality: the rate is higher than England average and has remained static over the past few years. 3

up arrow Teenage conceptions: Both wards higher than England and highest of Salford neighbourhoods.4

up arrow Oral health: Children in Ordsall and Langworthy have an average of 2.80 and 2.42 decayed, missing or filled teeth respectively compared to 1.11 in England. 5

down arrow Breastfeeding: The proportion of women starting breastfeeding (62.7%) is below England (73.9%) and Salford averages (63%) but a higher proportion (49.4%) continue to 6-8 weeks than other Salford areas.6

up arrow Child obesity: There are variations within the neighbourhood but reception class (25.5%) and year 6 overweight and obesity figures (36.1%) are higher than England (22.8% and 32.6% respectively).7

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

dash Mental health: In the last three years, use of mental health outpatient services has increased and is the highest of the neighbourhoods.9

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


right arrow The 2001 census data for the 2001 wards of Ordsall and Langworthy
shows that 12% of adults were carers, which is the same as the national level.

Life expectancy**

down arrow A woman in this neighbourhood can expect to live around five years less and a man up to ten years less than the England average.11

Alcohol, drug and substance use

up arrow Alcohol: Alcohol related hospital admissions, binge drinking and the number of alcohol admissions are high.12

up arrow Drugs: Langworthy is the highest ward for adult drug users in treatment while Ordsall is lower and below Salford average.13

up arrow Smoking: particularly high levels of smoking between 40.7% and 46.2% compared to 22.2% in England.14


dash Crime and disorder rates are reducing but this area has some of the highest reported crime rates for Salford including a rise in reported hate crime, high rates of domestic burglary and theft from motor vehicles. Violent crime is also an issue in this area.15

Family poverty

up arrow Half of children (49.3%) are living in poverty compared to 20.9% in England. The rate is within the top one per cent of wards in the country for child poverty. 16

up arrow Highest level of pensioner poverty at 55.8% compared to 22.9% nationally. Over half of pensioners live on minimum means-tested incomes. 17


dash Housing development: Over half of planning permissions for dwellings in Salford, mostly for apartments. 18

down arrow Tenure: Low private home ownership (61%) compared to the England average (82%).19

white down arrow Condition: Proportion of private rented housing that does not meet decency standards (19%) is better than England (36%) and has been improving since 2007. 20

dash Prices: Second most expensive house prices with the average price 4.3 times average income. 21

up arrow Fuel poverty: the second highest proportion (18.1%) of households in fuel poverty for Salford compared to 16.4% in England.22


up arrow Special educational needs: Above England and Salford averages. Highest number of students of all neighbourhoods for 'school action'. 23

down arrow Ethnicity: 17% pupils from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. 24

up arrow 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training: varies between wards with Langworthy rate very high and approximately three times that for Ordsall. The neighbourhood rate is 15.5% compared to 6.1% in England.25

down arrow Key stage 4: an improving trend for the number of children achieving five or more GCSE passes at grade A* to C, including English and Maths (37.1%). Below Salford average(51.5%) and England (58.2%). 26

down arrow Key stage 2: below national and Salford averages for all three key measures although the gap is closing for one measure.27

up arrow Persistent absenteeism: At 12.8%, more than double the England rate (6.1%).28


dash Physical regeneration: Ordsall and Langworthy is home to Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There is much ongoing and future regeneration including Pendleton PFI, Chapel Street, Ordsall Waterfront, the Exchange Greengate and residential developments such as Hulton Square and Radclyffe Park. 29

dash Parks and open spaces: Ordsall Park with its outdoor gym, Chimney Pot Park, Islington Park and Clarendon Park.29

dash Community activity and social assets: Ordsall Hall, over 60 residents/tenant groups, Seedley and Langworthy Trust, community venues offering a range of activities including Ordsall Community Cafe, Langworthy Cornerstone, the Emmanuel Centre, Salford Lads and Girls Club, Islington Mill and Ordsall Community Arts.

dash Air quality: The neighbourhood lies close to the city centre so heavy traffic can create poor air quality and affect health.30

dash Road safety: Road casualties have reduced slightly.31

 Hot food takeaways: 43, third highest number in Salford. 32 


up arrow Benefits: Claimant rate is 26.1% which is higher than city (17.1%) and national (12.1%) levels and is over double the national average. The neighbourhood Incapacity Benefit claimant rate more than doubles the national one.33

up arrow Unemployment: 7% which is higher than England rate of 5.1%.34

dash Job vacancies: 35% of those employed in Salford had jobs based in Ordsall and Langworthy making it the highest employment area in the city. 35

down arrow Income: 58.3% of households live below the Great Britain median household income. The median income figure for Ordsall ward is £30,479 and Langworthy ward is £19,435. Whilst Langworthy ward falls below the averages for Salford, regionally and nationally, Ordsall has a higher average figure than Salford, regionally and nationally. There is a £11,044 variance between household incomes in Ordsall ward to those in Langworthy ward.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:

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 Ordsall and Langworthy Community Committee agreed its community priorities for the next financial year. It 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 comprehensively assessing their needs and aspirations. The priorities have been based 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 and suggestions from the analysis for Ordsall and Langworthy for future neighbourhood business planning.

1. Maximise the potential for community groups to develop, grow and increase community spirit to help everyone's well-being and other health outcomes.

2. Ensure the ongoing and future regeneration programmes continue to include opportunities for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities to promote both physical and mental wellbeing. Encourage people to make the most of local parks and other open spaces for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Continuing to build and strengthen links between schools, families and the local community will support increasing 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 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.

13. Implement the Ending Gang and Youth Violence programme to address the issue of young people and gang violence. 



This page was last updated on 13 November 2012

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