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Needs Assessment

This section provides key demographic trends, socio-economic data and health statistics across Salford.  In summary these are:

Demographic  trends:

Estimated population of 216,000 people based on the 2001 Census.

Overall population has been in decline over thirty years but projections suggest that this decline is levelling out at approximately 204,000 people by 20152.

Age and gender profile of the local population is broadly in line with national averages although not evenly distributed across the wards in the city.

BME population in Salford is 3.9% in 2001 (Census data 2001).  Broughton is the most ethnically diverse electoral ward in Salford having a percentage population from BME groups above the national average (9.3%) – (average for England is 9.0%).


12th most deprived local authority in the country.

4th most deprived local authority in the North West.

Deprivation levels varies across the city –

Central Salford, Winton and Little Hulton are in the top most deprived.

Walkden South and Worsley and Boothstown are some of the most affluent areas in Salford.

Health statistics

Higher prevalence of coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and diabetes than national average.

Higher prevalence of mental health needs than the national average.

More people die each year from non-malignant conditions than from all cancers.

In addition, this section also provides an overview of the outcomes of the needs analysis work commissioned by the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network on the identifying the appropriate level of service for supportive and palliative care services across the network in the future.

2 Salford PCT (2005) Public Health Data


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