South Cambridgeshire

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     Location: East of England

     Population: 151,400 (Mid-year estimate 2013)

     Interesting fact: The district's coat of arms contains a reference to the coat of arms of Cambridge University. The motto, Niet Zonder Arbyt, means "Nothing without work" in old Dutch; it was originally the motto of Cornelius Vermuyden who drained The Fens in the 17th century

 

 Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire is a member of the Rural Services Network and falls
under the branch of our service called SPARSE Rural.
A list of all the SPARSE Rural members (from the Predominantly Rural Councils) can be found here.

 

 Link placed on South Cambridgeshire District Council's Intranet page for easy access

South Cambridgeshire Information

Phone number
03450 450500
Website
www.scambs.gov.uk
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough
Frequency of elections
Every by 3rds
Number of councillors
57
Political composition
Conservative - 35
Liberal Democrat - 13
Independents - 8
Labour - 1
MPs
South Cambridgeshire - Andrew David Lansley (Conservative)
South East Cambridgeshire - James Paice (Conservative)
Decision making structure
Leader and a Cabinet
Population change
One Year Population Change
+ 300 (0.2%)
Ten Year Population Change
+ 17,300 (12.9%)
Police Authority
Cambridgeshire Police Authority
Fire Service
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
Health Authority
East of England Strategic Health Authority
Area
90,352 Hectares
Rural Output Areas
365 rural OAs from 476 OAs in total
Audited by
Audit Commission
Rural Classification (Birbeck)
Predominently Rural (Rural 80)
Population by Area- (Density)
1.60 people per hectare
Number of Parishes
103 (Includes 1 Community Council)
Number of Parish Meetings
10
Number of Parish Councils
90 (Includes 1 Community Council)
Number of Town Councils
0
Average house price
£291,990 (April - June 2013)
Outsourced Services
None
Average age of population
40.1 (2011 Census data)
Main Towns
Cambourne
Unemployment rate
0.6% (JSA claimants for Sept 2014)
Current Council Tax
(amount reported is the amount received by the Council - no other services are included)
2010/2011 Council Tax - £115.46
2011/2012 Council Tax - £115.46
2012/2013 Council Tax - £115.46
2013/2014 Council Tax - £120.56
Percentage of households socially rented from council or local authority
9.1% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population who have reported they are in very good health
52.5% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population which provides unpaid care
10.1% (2011 Census data)
Employed by Occupation
Percentage of people aged 16 and over who are in Social Major Group 1-3
52.3% (2011 Census data)
Average annual wage for full time employees
  1. 2013 Workplaced Based Median - £31,649
  2. 2013 Workplaced Based Mean - £39,380
  3. 2013 Resident Based Median - £34,312
  4. 2013 Resident Based Mean - £40,483
Percentage of those employed in full time employment
45.0% (2011 Census data)
Cars or vans owned per household
(2011 Census data)
No cars or vans - 11.0%
1 car or van - 40.4%
2 cars or vans - 36.6%
3 cars or vans - 8.7%
4 or more cars and vans - 3.3%
Local Newspapers
Cambridge News, Royston Crow, Royston Weekly, Cambridge News & Crier,Haverhill Echo, Hunts Post
National Park/AONBs
None

Detail and Analysis for South Cambridgeshire

localcommunitiesRural Services Community

As a result of your Council's membership, parishes within your area are entitled to membership of the Rural Services Community.  This provides them with some access to our information and analysis and in particular the Neighbourhood Planning Evidence base where information is available down to parish level.

For more information about the Rural Services Community click here

For our Neighbourhood Planning Evidence base click here

fairer Funding - individual pagesFairer Funding

We provide a wide range of analysis and information to support our position with our fairer funding campaign.  This ranges from information for Members of Parliament to enable them to take part in high profile parliamentary debates to
information for local authorities to better understand their financial position or initiatives from Government.

For our dedicated mini-site on Fairer Funding click here

Performance - individual pages Local Authority Performance

We believe that when benchmarking against other services you should always compare like for like. Delivering a recycling service to an inner city area is significantly different to a sparsely populated area and needs to be benchmarked accordingly.  We provide a service that enables you to benchmark your performance in key areas against other rural authorities and your family authorities.
Family authorities are those which you share similar characteristics.
We often provide in year analysis which enables you to understand your performance ahead of year end to assess how well you are doing. 
We currently provide analysis for Waste and Recycling, Benefits Processing and Planning Turnaround times.  Each of our analyses provide drop down options where you can select your authority to view your latest performance.

For more information and to access the analyses click here

funding your authority - indiv.pagesAnalysis of Local Authority Budgets

We provide a detailed analysis of Local Authority Budgets providing separate work on RO and RA budget information provided by Local Authorities.  This enables authorities to compare their expenditure in different areas over a period of years with similar authorities.

For the full list of our current RO or RA analysis click here.

economy-individual pagesEconomy

We provide an economic analysis service which looks at a range of different types of data related to the economy.
This includes an the Economic Profiling Service which considers a range of factors in a matrix including Wage levels, the current stock of public sector jobs, the number of JSA claimants and the percentage of the population which is working age.
We also provide a quarterly analysis and comment on two key factors, JSA Claimant Flows and JSA Claimants as a % of the working population

To visit Economy section click here

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The Observatory opens the window to a statistical view of rural life. It provides analyses and comment on key service provision and issues affecting rural communities, as well as evaluating your Local Authority's performance.  It also provides you, the Member, the opportunity to direct the areas of data analysis that best serve your needs, through the 'Your Observatory' service.

To visit the Observatory section click here
Our point of contacts1
For a summary of the Rural Services Network and more information about our work click here
(All factual information on these pages is updated annually by the RSN)
(Information given via links will however be updated as new information becomes available)