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Location: East Midlands

Population: 115,889 (Mid-year estimate 2015)

Interesting fact: During the early part of the 20th century, railway made its way to Gedling. This was mainly due to the new colliery being built on the outskirts of Gedling and Arnold. The mine started production in 1903 and closed in 1991. In 2013 work began to transform it into a 250 acre country park which will be open in March 2015.



Gedling is a member of the Rural Services Network and falls
under the branch of our service called the Rural Assembly.
A list of all the Rural Assembly members can be found here.


Gedling Information

Phone number
0115 901 3901
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Frequency of elections
Every 4 years
Number of councillors
Political composition
Labour - 25
Conservative Party - 15
Liberal Democrats - 1
Gedling - Vernon Coaker (Labour)
Sherwood - Mark Spencer (Conservative)
Decision making structure
Leader and a Cabinet
Population change
Population change
One Year Population Change
+ 0.2%
Ten Year Population Change
+ 3.5%
Police Authority
Nottinghamshire Police Authority
Fire Service
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Health Authority
East Midlands Strategic Health Authority
11,992 Hectares
Rural Output Areas
72 rural OAs from 386 OAs in total
Audited by
Central Region (Audit Commission)
Rural Classification (Defra)
Urban with Minor Conurbation
Population by Area- (Density)
9.66 people per hectare
Number of Parishes
Number of Parish Meetings
Number of Parish Councils
Number of Town Councils
Average house price
£150,000 (Median price paid by local authority, year ending Q4-2015 - provided by UK HPI data published by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2016)
Outsourced Services
Information yet to be supplied
Average age of population
41.4 (2011 Census data)
Main Towns
Arnold, Carlton
Unemployment rate
1.0% (JSA claimants for August 2017)
Current Council Tax
(amount reported is the amount received by the Council - no other services are included)
2014/2015 Council Tax - £153.07
2015/2016 Council Tax - £153.07
2016/2017 Council Tax - £153.07
2017/2018 Council Tax - £158.07

Percentage of households socially rented from council or local authority
4.0% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population who have reported they are in very good health
45.1% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population which provides unpaid care
11.8% (2011 Census data)
Employment by Occupation
Percentage of people aged 16 and over who are in Social Major Group 1-3
53.5% (ONS annual population survey - April 15-March 16)
Average annual wage for full time employees
  1. 2014 Workplaced Based Median - £29,868
    2015 Workplaced Based Median - £23,309
  2. 2014 Workplaced Based Mean - £31,938
    2015 Workplaced Based Mean - £26,973
  3. 2014 Resident Based Median - £26,022
    2015 Resident Based Median - £26,698
  4. 2014 Resident Based Mean - £31,453
    2015 Resident Based Mean - £32,119
Percentage of those employed in full time employment
39.8% (2011 Census data)
Cars or vans owned per household
(2011 Census data)
No cars or vans - 21.5%
1 car or van - 45.0%
2 cars or vans - 26.9%
3 cars or vans - 5.0%
4 or more cars and vans - 1.6%
Local Newspapers
Information yet to be supplied
National Park/AONBs

2015 English Indices of Deprivation analysis toolDeprivation

(Produced by Oxfordshire County Council)

The Research & Intelligence Unit of Oxfordshire County Council have produced an interactive tool that present the 2015 English Indices of Deprivation on a map of England to make it easier to explore the data for your areas of interest, and have kindly made this tool available to members of the Rural Services Network.

The analysis works through your web browser, and can be accessed for Gedling 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)




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