All about Cumbernauld South

Some facts about the ward of Cumbernauld South

Geographical area

The ward lies to the south of Cumbernauld and covers Condorrat, Carbrain, Seafar and part of the Balloch area. There is some evidence of deprivation in the eastern part of Carbrain where a number of datazones lie within the worst 15% in Scotland.

Population

The total population of the ward is 19,399. Of this total 19% are children, 62% are of working age and the remaining 19% are of pensionable age. This closely matches the age structure of North Lanarkshire's population as a whole.

Housing

Owner occupation is substantially higher than average at 78%. The share of local authority stock is the lowest at 3.2%, whilst the share of households living in private rented stock is above average at 4.4%. However, the proportion of RSL is the highest in North Lanarkshire at 14.4% compared to the council average of 5.6%.

Education

7.4% of the ward's working age residents are in higher education, ranked joint 1st compared to all other wards in North Lanarkshire. School achievement levels are marginally below average with 90% of pupils on the S4 roll gaining at least 5 awards at standard grade (foundation) and above. In contrast, marginally above average 19% 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 11% and 8% respectively of the working age population. The unemployment rate as measured by Jobseekers Allowance claimants is 2.6%. These figures are similar to the council average.

Health

In terms of health, the ward has a marginally lower than average rate of inpatient discharges per 1,000 population for cancer-related diseases and stroke episodes at 13.9 and 3.6, respectively with a lower than the average rate of inpatient discharges with coronary heart disease at 8.7 per 1,000 population.

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.