Where is Calderdale?

Location: West Yorkshire, England, United kingdom - West of Leeds and Bradford; North-east of Greater Manchester.

Area: 140 square miles (36,346 Hectares).

For a history of Calderdale, visit the Calderdale Family History website or the Council's local studies website and the 'From Weaver to Web' visual archive (External Links)

Alternatively, we recommend you visit the 'Vision of Britain' website (External Link) and either type in a local place name or postcode.

 

Statistical information about Calderdale

Source: National Statistics website: www.statistics.gov.uk

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and with the permission of the Controller of HMSO


People Statistics

Resident Population and Age: The resident population of Calderdale, as measured in the 2001 Census, was 192,405 of which 48 per cent were male and 52 per cent were female.

Age

% of Calderdale

Under 16

21.3

16 to 19

4.7

20 to 29

10.8

30 to 59

42.8

60 to 74

12.8

75 and over

7.6

Average age ~ 38.6

Marital Status

Calderdale

England and Wales

Single (never married)

27.0

30.1

Married (or re-married)

51.8

50.9

Separated

2.7

2.4

Divorced

9.6

8.2

Widowed

8.8

8.4

Resident population aged 16 and over (percentage)

Percentage of resident population in ethnic groups

Calderdale

England

White

93.0

90.9

of which White Irish

1.1

1.3

Mixed

0.8

1.3

Asian or Asian British

5.7

4.6

Indian

0.4

2.1

Pakistani

4.9

1.4

Bangladeshi

0.2

0.6

Other Asian

0.2

0.5

Black or Black British

0.2

2.1

Caribbean

0.1

1.1

African

0.1

1.0

Other Black

0.0

0.2

Chinese or Other Ethnic Gp

0.3

0.9


Religions

Calderdale

Christian

69.6

Buddhist

0.2

Hindu

0.2

Jewish

0.1

Muslim

5.3

Sikh

0.1

Other religions

0.2

No religion

16.4

Religion not stated

7.9


Economic Activity

Calderdale

England & Wales

Employed

62.7

60.6

Unemployed

3.8

3.4

Economically active

full time students

2.0

2.6

Economically inactive students

3.5

4.7

Retired

13.6

13.6

Looking after home/family

5.8

6.5

Permanently

sick or disabled

5.6

5.5

Economically inactive

3.1

3.1

Resident population aged 16 to 74 (percentage)

Within Calderdale, 19 per cent of those unemployed were aged 50 and over, 8 per cent had never worked and 30 per cent were long term unemployed.

In August 2000, there were 2,850 Jobseeker Allowance claimants in Calderdale of which 37 per cent had child dependants. The Job Seeker Allowance (JSA) is payable to people under pensionable age who are available for, and actively seeking, work of at least 40 hours a week. Figures produced here are those only for people claiming income-based JSA.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions, 2000

In August 2000, there were 13,185 Income Support claimants in Calderdale, of which 3 per cent were aged under 20. Income support was introduced on April 11th 1988 and can be paid to a person who is aged 16 and over, is not working 16 hours or more a week, and has less money coming in than the law says they need to live on.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions, 2000


Students and Qualifications

Calderdale

England & Wales

Total number of full-time

schoolchildren and students aged 16 to 74

7,241

2,648,992

Percentage

of total resident population

3.8

5.1

Total number aged 16 to 17

3,818

1,014,284

Total number aged 18 to 74

3,423

1,634,708

Had no qualifications

31.2

29.1

Qualified to degree level or higher

17.1

19.8

Note: Students and schoolchildren were counted at their term-time address.

Link to School League Tables for the region (external link)


Housing and Households

In 2001, Calderdale had 80,937 households. 99 per cent of the resident population lived in households. The remainder of the population lived in communal establishments.

 

Calderdale

England & Wales

One person households

30.5

30.0

Pensioners living alone

15.0

14.4

Other All Pensioner households

8.8

9.4

Contained dependent children

30.7

29.5

Lone parent households with dependent children

6.6

6.5

Owner occupied

71.5

68.9

Rented from Council

9.0

13.2

Rented from Housing Association or Registered Social Landlord

7.8

6.0

Private rented or lived rent free

11.6

11.9

Without central heating

19.3

8.5

Without sole use of bath, shower or toilet

0.4

0.5

Average household size (number)

2.4

2.4

Average number of rooms per household

5.2

5.3

Number of households (percentage)

Cars or Vans in Calderdale

Number of cars or vans in the area: 81,061

Number of Cars

% of Households

None

31.03

One

43.66

Two

20.9

Three

3.4

Four or more

1.01

Properties in Calderdale

 

Average price

Calderdale

% of households

Calderdale

Average price

England & Wales

% of households

England & Wales

Detached

130,115

13.9

178,806

22.8

Semi-detached

66,669

27.9

101,733

31.6

Terraced

44,283

44.6

89,499

26.0

Flat

68,572

13.5

120,185

19.2

All property types

65,397

-

119,436

-

Source: The Land Registry, 2001

Area Statistics

Levels Of Crime in Calderdale
 

Violence

against the person

Sexual offences

Robbery

Burglary from a dwelling

Theft of a motor vehicle

Theft from

a motor vehicle

Total number of offences recorded
Calderdale

2,841

194

301

5,881

1,608

3,080

Rate per 1,000 population
Calderdale

14.8

1

1.6

15.9

8.7

18.4

Rate per 1,000 population
England and Wales

14.0

0.8

1.4

6.7

4.8

10.8

Notifiable offences recorded by the police. 2002 - 2003.

Source: Home Office

'The police force who we commend as doing a splendid job within the resources available to them for this local area is West Yorkshire Police force...'

National Health Service in Calderdale

 Taken from the NHS League Tables

Calderdale PCT

Rated two stars Each hospital and trust is star rated out of three stars

Indicator

Calderdale

National average

Access to a GP

Target Achieved

N/A

Inpatient treatment: Waiting too long

Target Achieved

N/A

Outpatient treatment: Waiting too long

Target Achieved

N/A

Number of smoking quitters

Target Achieved

N/A

Emergency readmission after fractured hip

11.3%

8.7%

Mental health services:

24 hour access

1*

N/A

Waiting more than a year for heart operation

0

0

Bed-blocking:

Delayed care transfers

1%

N/A

Access to an NHS dentist

Yes

N/A

Patient survey:

Access and waiting

2*

N/A

Patient survey: Clean, comfortable, friendly?

3*

N/A

Death rates:

Circulatory diseases

5%

4%

Death rates: Cancer

-8.8%

0.1%

Breast cancer screening

77%

76%

Cervical cancer screening

86%

82%

Flu vaccinations

67%

69%

Teenage pregnancy rates

50.9%

42.3%

Emergency admissions (change in rate)

5.6%

1.3%

Emergency admission: Children's chest infections

-17.6%

-6.5%

Antibiotic prescribing rates

2*

N/A

* indicators are given a score between one and five - where five is the best score, one is the worst. Click here for a full explanation of the indicators.

Calderdale Royal Hospital


Rated three stars Each hospital and trust is star rated out of three stars

Indicator

Calderdale

National average

% Difference

A&E emergency waits

Target Achieved

N/A

N/A

Cancelled operations: Patients not readmitted

Target Achieved

N/A

N/A

Hospital cleanliness

Target Achieved

N/A

N/A

Inpatients waiting too long

Target Achieved

N/A

N/A

Outpatients waiting too long

Target Achieved

N/A

N/A

Two-week cancer waits

Target Achieved

N/A

N/A

Deaths within 30 days of heart bypass

N/A

2,216.74

N/A

Deaths within 30 days of other operations

N/A

5,025.46

N/A

Emergency readmission

N/A

5.5

N/A

Emergency readmission after hip replacement

N/A

8.6

N/A

Emergency readmission after stroke

N/A

7.8

N/A

Drug resistant bacteria infections

C §

N/A

N/A

Thrombolysis treatment: How quickly?

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bed-blocking: Delayed care transfers

1.4%

N/A

N/A

Nine-month heart operation waits

N/A

N/A

N/A

Patient survey: Access and Waiting

4*

N/A

N/A

Patient survey: Clean, friendly, comfortable?

3*

N/A

N/A

Privacy and dignity score

5*

N/A

N/A

Six-month inpatient waiting

95%

N/A

N/A

Thirteen week outpatient waits

82%

N/A

N/A


§ The score is from A to E, where A is the best and E is the worst.


* indicators are given a score between one and five - where five is the best score, one is the worst. Click here for a full explanation of the indicators.

 

Industrial Statistics

Classification for Calderdale

% of Female

% of Male

Agriculture, hunting, forestry:

0.36

1.06

Fishing:

0.01

0.01

Mining and quarrying:

0.03

0.27

Manufacturing:

12.8

31.03

Electricity, gas, water supply:

0.39

0.84

Construction:

1.39

10.35

Wholesale & retail trade,

repair of motor vehicles:

15.81

15.15

Hotels and catering:

5.17

2.86

Transport, storage & communication:

2.67

7.13

Financial intermediation:

10.27

6.02

Real estate, renting,

business activities:

9.78

9.83

Public administration, defence:

4.27

3.94

Education:

12.93

4.13

Health and social work:

19.2

3.8

 

OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION

% of Female

% of Male

Managers, senior officials:

10.59

17.92

Professional occupations:

10

10.83

Working as professionals:

13.98

11.87

Administrative, secretarial occupations:

21.25

4.84

Skilled trades occupations:

2.7

21.13

Personal service occupations:

13.7

1.83

Sales/customer service occupations:

10.41

3.5

Process, plant, machine operatives:

5.1

17.22

Elementary occupations:

12.27

10.85

Major Private Employers

Organisation

No. Employees

HBOS (formerly Halifax plc)

4,037

Marshalls plc

1,050

Provident Insurance plc

900

Nestle UK

800

Crosslee plc

600

Interface Europe Ltd

525

Avocet Hardware plc

450

Acre Products Ltd

400

Source: Calderdale Council Companies Database

 
Earnings and Hours 2001

Gross Earnings : Full-time adults

Area

£ per week

Hourly rate

Weekly hours

Calderdale

431.95

11.31

38.4

West Yorks

403.01

10.19

39.6

Britain

444.34

11.14

39.8

Source: New Earnings Survey 2001