Redcar and Cleveland


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Redcar and Cleveland


Location: North East

Population: 135,275 (Mid-year estimate 2015)

Interesting fact: The oldest surviving lifeboat in the world resides in Redcar and is called 'The Zetland'. The boat, built in South Shields, arrived on October 7 1802 at a cost of £200.


Redcar and Cleveland

Redcar and Cleveland 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.


Redcar and Cleveland Information

Phone number
01642 774774
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
Tees Valley
Frequency of elections
Elections are of whole council
Number of councillors
Political composition
Labour - 28
Conservative - 10
Liberal Democrats - 10
The Independent Group - 7
Independent - 3
Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East - Tom Blenkinsop (Labour)
Redcar - Anna Turley (Labour (co-op))
Decision making structure
Leader and a Cabinet
Population change
One Year Population Change
+ 0.2% 
Ten Year Population Change
- 2.1%
Police Authority
Cleveland Police Authority
Fire Service
Cleveland Fire Authority
Health Authority
North East Strategic Health Authority
24,501 Hectares
Rural Output Areas
147 rural OAs from 464 OAs in total
Audited by
Northern Region (Audit Commission)
Rural Classification (Defra)
Urban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)
Population by Area- (Density)
5.52 people per hectare
Number of Parishes
Number of Parish Meetings
Number of Parish Councils
Number of Town Councils
Average house price
£127,500 (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
41.5 (2011 Census data)
Main Towns
Brotton, Eston, Guisborough, Loftus, Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Skelton
Unemployment rate
2.8% (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 - £1,390.14
2015/2016 Council Tax - £1,376.19
2016/2017 Council Tax - £1,376.19
2017/2018 Council Tax - £1,458.61

Percentage of households socially rented from council or local authority
10.1% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population who have reported they are in very good health
42.4% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population which provides unpaid care
11.9% (2011 Census data)
Employment by Occupation
Percentage of people aged 16 and over who are in Social Major Group 1-3
34.6% (ONS annual population survey - April 15-March 16)
Average annual wage for full time employees
  1. 2014 Workplaced Based Median - £26,323
    2015 Workplaced Based Median - £26,636
  2. 2014 Workplaced Based Mean - £28,570
    2015 Workplaced Based Mean - £28,541
  3. 2014 Resident Based Median - £24,976
    2015 Resident Based Median - £25,035
  4. 2014 Resident Based Mean - £27,848
    2015 Resident Based Mean - £27,659
Percentage of those employed in full time employment
33.6% (2011 Census data)
Cars or vans owned per household
(2011 Census data)
No cars or vans - 28.4%
1 car or van - 42.6%
2 cars or vans - 22.9%
3 cars or vans - 4.8%
4 or more cars and vans - 1.4%
Local Newspapers
Information yet to be supplied
National Park/AONBs
North York Moors (NP)

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 Redcar and Cleveland 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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