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Location: Yorkshire and the Humber

Population: 260,786 (Mid-year estimate 2015)

Interesting fact: Rotherham Minster was built during the fifteenth century on the site of an earlier Saxon Church and described by Pevsner as "one of the largest and stateliest of parish churches in Yorkshire". The 180ft. spire, topped with its 7ft. gilded weathervane, has risen above the town for over 500 years.



Rotherham 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.


Rotherham Information

Phone number
01709 382121
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
Sheffield City Region
Frequency of elections
Elections are by thirds
Number of councillors
Political composition
Labour - 48
UK Independence Party - 14
Independent - 1
Rother Valley - Kevin Barron (Labour)
Rotherham - Sarah Champion (Labour)
Wentworth and Dearne - John Healey (Labour)
Decision making structure
Leader and a Cabinet
Population change
Population change
One Year Population Change
+ 0.3%
Ten Year Population Change
+ 3.2%
Police Authority
South Yorkshire Police Authority
Fire Service
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Health Authority
NHS Yorkshire & the Humber
28,645 Hectares
Rural Output Areas
92 rural OAs from 855 OAs in total
Audited by
KPMG LLP (England)
Rural Classification (Defra)
Urban with Minor Conurbation
Population by Area- (Density)
9.10 people per hectare
Number of Parishes
Number of Parish Meetings
Number of Parish Councils
Number of Town Councils
Average house price
£131,000 (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
40.2 (2011 Census data)
Main Towns
Dinnington, Maltby, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne
Unemployment rate
1.8% (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 - £1,253.34
2015/2016 Council Tax - £1,277.73
2016/2017 Council Tax - £1,302.65
2017/2018 Council Tax - £1,394.48

Percentage of households socially rented from council or local authority
17.9% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population who have reported they are in very good health
43.2% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population which provides unpaid care
12.0% (2011 Census data)
Employment by Occupation
Percentage of people aged 16 and over who are in Social Major Group 1-3
35.3% (ONS annual population survey - April 15-March 16)
Average annual wage for full time employees
  1. 2014 Workplaced Based Median - £24,218
    2015 Workplaced Based Median - £25,952
  2. 2014 Workplaced Based Mean - £27,951
    2015 Workplaced Based Mean - £29,496
  3. 2014 Resident Based Median - £23,420
    2015 Resident Based Median - £25,122
  4. 2014 Resident Based Mean - £27,739
    2015 Resident Based Mean - £27,857
Percentage of those employed in full time employment
36.6% (2011 Census data)
Cars or vans owned per household
(2011 Census data)
No cars or vans - 26.6%
1 car or van - 41.7%
2 cars or vans - 24.9%
3 cars or vans - 5.2%
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 Rotherham 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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