All about Cumbernauld North

Some facts and figures about the ward of Cumbernauld North

Geographical area

The ward lies to the north of the A80 and covers Westfield, Blackwood, Balloch, Carrickstone, Westerwood and Dullatur. There are no recognised deprived pockets within the built up area of the ward.

Population

The total population of the ward is 17,195, 23% are children, 66% are of working age and the remaining 11% are of pensionable age. The proportion of children in the Cumbernauld North ward is greater than all other wards within North Lanarkshire and is 3% higher than the council average.

Housing

The percentage of households that are owner occupied is the highest of all wards in North Lanarkshire at 85%. The share of local authority stock is extremely low at 5% compared to 27% for North Lanarkshire as a whole. The share of households living in private rented stock is slightly above average at 4.4% and the proportion of housing association stock around the same as North Lanarkshire overall (6%).

Education

7.4% of the ward's working age residents are in higher education, ranked joint 1st of all  wards in North Lanarkshire. School achievement levels are also above average with 98% of pupils on the S4 roll gaining at least 5 awards at standard grade (foundation) and above and 27% of pupils from S4 stage gaining at least 3 awards at higher grade when they move on to S5.

Benefits

Rates for take up of Incapacity Benefit and Income Support are 5% and 3% of the working age population, respectively and are the lowest in North Lanarkshire. Similarly, the unemployment rate of 1.1% as measured by Jobseekers Allowance claimants is  the lowest rate of all the wards in North Lanarkshire.

Health

In terms of health, the ward has the lowest rate in North Lanarkshire of 1 inpatient discharge per 1,000 population for stroke-related diseases. The rates for cancers and coronary heart disease are 13.4 and 5.1 inpatient discharges per 1,000 population, both lower than the council average.

Sources:
Deprivation: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, 2004 & 2006
Population: Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics, 2006
Housing: NLC Housing and Social Work, 2008
Education: Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics, 2006
Benefits: Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics, 2007
Health: NHS Lanarkshire, 2007