Parish Data: Maidford
The purpose of the data in this paper is to provide a picture of what your Parish is like
now so that you can begin to use the information to consider what you would like your
Parish to be like in 15/20 years.
This profile is provided to offer a range of background information that might be useful
during the rural settlement planning process that is being carried out to support the
preparation of the South Northamptonshire Settlements and Development
Management Local Plan.
The information contained within this profile has been sourced and developed from the
2001 and 2011 censuses. A map attached at Appendix B defines the boundary of the
Parish to which the census data relates. Whilst not all of the information may be
required for the purpose of this exercise, it was thought helpful to ensure that a
comprehensive range of background information is available to Parish Councils
1
.
Policy R1 of the Joint Core Strategy which will provide the framework for the planning
of rural areas and settlements within this Local Plan aims to ensure that the scale of
the future development of rural settlements is consistent with the objective of meeting
local needs and supporting local services
2
. It is therefore important to consider what
your Parish is like now and what needs it has for the future.
1. Population and Age Structure
2. Housing
3. Social indicators – Accessibility/ Car Ownership & Owner-occupancy
4. Employment
1
Please note: some of the statistics may not be available for individual parishes.
2
The wording of Policy R1 is yet to be agreed. Further clarification on this may be available at the end
of December with the publication of the proposed modifications to the Joint Core Strategy.
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1. Population and Age Structure
i
There are a range of sources that can provide information on the population of a
Parish. The Census offers a comprehensive source for population information. The
table below provides information on the population of the parish of Maidford and South
Northamptonshire (SNC) as a whole.
Population (2001 and 2011): Maidford Parish and SNC
2001 2011 Change
(2001 – 2011)
% Change
(2001 – 2011)
Maidford
179 168 -11 -6%
SNC
79,293 85,189 +5896 7%
Population – Age Structure
ii
Using information from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses, a breakdown of the parish
population by age is provided below.
Population by age (2001 and 2011): Maidford Parish and SNC
0-4 5-15 16-24 25-44 45-64 65-74 75+
Average Age
2001 6 21 12 39 77 12 12 42.66
2001 % 3.4 11.7 6.7 21.8 43.0 6.7 6.7
2011
6 22 7 29 57 32 15
47.5
2011 % 3.6 13.1 4.2 17.3 33.9 19.0 8.9
SNC 4771 11794 7481 21027 25717 8096 6063 41.1
SNC % 5.6 13.8 8.8 24.7 30.2 9.5 7.4
Change in Age Structure in Maidford since 2001
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
0 - 4 5 - 15 16 - 24 25 - 44 45 - 64 65 - 74 75 +
Age Group
Total number
2001
2011
Change in Age Structure in South Northants since 2001
0
5000
10000
15000
20000
25000
30000
0-4 5-15 16-24 25-44 45-64 65-74 75+
Age Group
Total num ber
2001
2011
2
Comparison of A
g
e Structure in Parish & District
2011
0%
5%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
35%
40%
0 - 5 5 - 15 16 - 24 25 - 44 45 - 64 65 - 74 75+
Age Group
Percent
Maidf ord
South Northants
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2. Housing Data
Number of Households
iii
An estimate of the number of households within the Parish at 2001 and 2011 is
provided below based upon information obtained from the Censuses. Figures are also
provided on the scale of change over that period and how the estimate of household
size (i.e. number of people per household) has also changed over that time.
Number of Households (2001 and 2011): Maidford Parish and SNC
2001 2011 Change
(2001-2011)
% change
(2001 – 2011)
Total number households
80 80 + 0 + 0%
Household spaces with at
least 1 usual resident
78 75 - 3
Household spaces with
no usual residents
0 5 + 5
Average Household Size
iv
2.29 2.2 - 0.09
SNC Average Household
Size
2.48 2.4 -0.11
Number of Dwellings
v
An estimate of the number of dwellings in the Parish at 2001 and 2011 is provided
below based upon information obtained from the Censuses
Number of Dwellings (2001 and 2011): Maidford Parish
2001 2011 Change (2001-
2011)
% change (2001
– 2011)
Dwellings
80 80 0 0%
Housing Type and Mix
It is important that rural communities have a mixed housing stock. There is a clear link
between the type and size of dwelling in an area and the mix and age range of
population. The most vibrant villages are likely to have a good mix of dwellings and
therefore a more balanced population in terms of age range One way of monitoring
this is to look at the number of bedrooms that properties have, the other is to look at
the housing mix by type of property, ie. the proportion of flats and dwellings that are
terraced, semi-detached or detached.
Number of Bedrooms
vi
This gives an indication of the number of bedrooms in each property within the village
and the resulting housing mix.
Number of Dwellings (2011): Maidford Parish and SNC
1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Maidford
4 16 29 18 8
Maidford % 5.3 21.3 38.7 24.0 10.7
SNC
1543 7268 13891 9184 2799
4
Percent
SNC % 4.4 21.0 40.0 26.5 8.1
Comparison of Dwelling Size in Parish & District 2011
45%
40%
35%
30%
25%
Maidford
South Northants
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
1 bedroom 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms 4 bedrooms 5 bedrooms +
Size of Property
Dwelling Mix (2011): Maidford Parish and SNC
Dwelling Mix Maidford Maidford % SNC SNC %
0 113
Caravan or 0.0 0.3
mobile structure
Flat – converted
1 287
0.5 0.8
house
Flat – purpose
6
3.1
1829
5.1
built
Flat in
0
0.0
236
0.7
commercial
building
Terraced
30
15.6
5477
15.2
Semi-detached
79
41.1
12488
34.6
76 15618
Detached 39.6 43.3
192 36044
Total 100% 100%
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Comparison of Dwelling Mix in Parish & District 2011
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
Caravan or
mobile
structure
Flat -
Converted
house
Flat -
Purpose
built
Flats in
commercial
building
Terraced Semi-
detached
Detached
Type of Property
Percent
Maidford
South Northants
Housing Development – Completions and commitments at 1
st
April 2013
There may be housing development within the Parish that already has planning
permission or that is allocated in the Joint Core Strategy or a Masterplan
3
but that is
yet to be completed. Appendix 1 sets out the number of commitments within the parish.
Appendix 1 also sets out a breakdown of the number of dwellings that have been
completed in the Parish between 2001 and April 2013 (the beginning of the Plan
period). This information is based upon that recorded by the Council and is based
upon planning and building control information.
House prices in Maidford
The average price of property sold in Maidford in the past 5 years
4
was £361,250 and
4 properties were sold during that time from which this figure was obtained. Property
values have risen by 3.75% since August 2012. In Maidford there are currently
(August 2013) 2 properties available for sale but no properties available on the rental
market.
3
This refers to the Roade Masterplan
4
Data from Zoopla.co.uk
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3. Social Indicators
a. Accessibility and Car ownership
Accessibility and the lack of public transport are recognised as potential issues
within rural areas. Typically in many rural areas the number of households with
cars within the Parish has increased since 2001. There is generally a higher
number of households with cars in rural areas than in the District overall. There
has also been an increase in the number of properties with 2 or more vehicles.
Number of Cars per Household
Car Ownership (2001 and 2011): Maidford Parish and SNC
2001
2001
%
2011
2011
%
SNC 2011
SNC 2011
%
No cars 5
6.4
6
8.0
3219
9.3
1 cars 34
43.6
24
32.0
12210
35.2
2 cars or more 39
50.0
45
60.0
19288
55.6
Comparison of Car & Van Ownership in Parish & District 2011
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
No cars 1 car 2 cars or more
Category of Car & Van Ownership
Percent
Maidford
South Northants
b. Owner-occupancy
Typically owner-occupancy is high within Parishes compared to towns. The
proportion of households owning their own properties in Maidford (or paying a
mortgage for their property).
Household Tenure (2001 and 2011): Maidford Parish and SNC
Maidford
2001
Maidford
2011
SNC 2011
Owner-Occupied
63 58 26485
Total households
80 75 34717
% Owner-occupied 78.8% 77.3% 76.3%
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4. Employment
Rural employment is important as the villages within South Northamptonshire are
increasingly becoming dormitory villages where the majority of people commute out of
the village to work. The Council is seeking to encourage growth and development that
will benefit the District and meet the targets for housing and employment set within the
Joint Core Strategy whilst at the same time preserving the special character of the
villages and wider rural area.
The data below helps to provide a picture of employment availability within the Parish.
Ratio of jobs
vii
to number of residents
viii
for the Ward containing Maidford:
Job Ratio (Census 2011): Blakesley and Cote Ward and SNC
Ward Settlements
in Ward
Residents
aged 16 –
74
Total number
of jobs –
Economically
Active
Percentage
retired
ix
Ratio of
economically
active to
number of
residents
aged 16 - 74
Blakesley and
Cote
Adstone,
Astcote,
Blakesley,
Cold Higham,
Eastcote,
Grimscote,
Maidford,
Maidford,
Pattishall,
Slapton,
Tiffield,
Woodend
2568 1956 15% 76%
SNC
62321 47449 15% 79%
Approx. 12% of the residents within the Parish work from home
x
, compared to a
District wide figure of 6%.
Claimant count with rates and proportions (ONS/ Nomis)
At any given time there will be a certain proportion of the working age population who
will be out of work. The Job Seekers Allowance claimant count provides a timely
snapshot of the proportion of the resident working age population who are currently in
receipt of this out of work benefit. However there may also be others seeking work
who are not entitled to claim or choose not to. Within the Blakesley and Cote Ward
there were 15 job seeker claimants in June 2013. This figure has changed over the
past 8 years as follows:
Job Seeker Claimants (June 2005 - 2013): Blakesley and Cote Ward and
SNC
Date/
Number
June
05
June
06
June
07
June
08
June
09
June
10
June
11
June
12
June
13
Blakesley
and Cote
13 18 13 18 46 25 20 28 15
SNC
376 444 415 408 1,281 791 763 744 674
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Appendix 1
How many additional dwellings are needed in Maidford Parish?
Government policy set out in the National Planning Policy Framework seeks to
increase significantly the supply of new housing and sets out the requirement for Local
Plans to meet the objectively assessed need for new homes “unless the adverse
impacts of doing so would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits”.
The JCS will set the total minimum number of dwellings required for the urban and
rural areas of South Northamptonshire and will show how the agreed housing targets
will be delivered through the Plan period. This overall target is based on a calculation
of an ‘objectively assessed housing need’ that takes account of both the latest Office
of National Statistics (ONS) household projections and the 2011 Census results.
Having derived this housing need the next step was to develop realistic options about
how this requirement could be met. For the Joint Core Strategy this included
consideration of evidence such as the availability of sites taking account of
deliverability, viability and constraints.
An important part of the Local Plan will be to distribute the housing growth set out in
the JCS across the District. One way of considering how many houses should be
provided in a particular village could be to take the overall requirement for housing in
the rural areas and proportion this by village in relation to their existing number of
dwellings. Effectively this would give the ‘objectively assessed housing need for each
settlement area. This proportion could then be increased or decreased by
consideration of factors including:
What is the existing housing mix within a village?
What is the identified affordable housing need?
what are the individual aspirations for each village for growth to assist in the
supporting local infrastructure, services and facilities or to seeking to reduce out
commuting to work?
what level of development has previously been achieved?
what sites are deliverable - suitable, available now, achievable and viable?
what local environmental designations exist?
What is the existing ability of a village to support additional housing in relation to
local facilities and transport links?
What is the role of the settlement?
Appendix 1 sets out the numbers this would involve based on the current Core
Strategy figures. The assumption has been made that the rural part of the District has
23428 dwellings (data from the 2001 Census) and that the Joint Core Strategy
requires 3605 new dwellings in the rural area between 2001 and 2006. This gives a
15.5% increase in the number of dwellings in the rural area. The extract from the table
below sets out the housing numbers that would be required in Maidford before any
consideration of the issues set out above. However it needs to be stressed that this is
only a worked example and the final figure is likely to change as a result of changes to
the figures in the Joint Core Strategy. The Issues Paper asks for comments on this
approach. A copy of the table as it relates to all the villages within the District can be
found in Appendix 1.
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Number
of
dwellings
(2001)
15.5% increase
in dwelling
stock
Completions
2001- 13 Commitments Residual
Maidford 80 12 3 3 6
The data for completions and commitments is up to 31st March 2013.
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Appendix 1 – Proportionality & its Results for the Villages in South
Northamptonshire
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Number of
dwellings
(2001)
15.5% increase
in dwelling
stock
Completions
2001- 13 Commitments Residual
Abthorpe 129
20 11 10 -1
Adstone 41
6 1 1 4
Ashton 149
23 6 6 11
Aston le Walls 137
21 1 1 19
Aynho 326
51 10 3 38
Blakesley 204
32 20 4 8
Blisworth 792
123 23 31 69
Boddington 283
44 8 5 31
Bradden 61
9 5 0 4
Brafield on the Green 300
47 8 0 39
Bugbrooke 1044
162 68 113 -19
Castle Ashby 70
11 1 0 10
Chacombe 259
40 7 1 32
Chipping Warden 244
38 14 0 24
Cogenhoe & Whiston 599
93 39 7 47
Cold Higham 114
18 11 5 2
Cosgrove 249
39 21 12 6
Courteenhall 40
6 2 0 4
Croughton 415
64 10 9 45
Culworth 184
29 7 2 20
Deanshanger 1120
174 423 96 -345
Denton
331
51 5 0 46
Easton Neston 32
5 1 0 4
Edgcote 26
4 -1 0 5
Evenley 242
38 24 0 14
Eydon 191
30 13 1 16
Farthinghoe 171
27 10 0 17
Gayton 202
31 15 3 13
Grafton Regis 96
15 6 0 9
Greatworth 338
52 13 0 39
Greens Norton 652
101 51 29 21
Hackleton 817
127 54 0 73
Harpole 645
100 21 0 79
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Assumes that the rural part of the District has 23428 dwellings (data from 2001 census) and that the
JCS requires 3605 new dwellings in the rural area between 2001 & 2026. This gives a 15.5% increase
in the number of dwellings in the rural area. The data for completions and commitments is up to 31st
March 2013. Table excludes 17 dwellings at Bugbrooke, 220 at Silverstone and 35 at Kings Sutton that
are subject to High Court Challenge and approximately 425 dwellings allocated for residential
development in the Roade Masterplan.
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Number of
dwellings
(2001)
15.5% increase
in dwelling
stock
Completions
2001- 13 Commitments Residual
Hartwell 704
109 105 0 4
Helmdon 378
59 12 5 42
Hinton in the Hedges 74
11 8 2 1
Kings Sutton 936
145 51 52 42
Kislingbury 506
78 40 13 25
Litchborough 121
19 18 15 -14
Little Houghton 195
30 6 2 22
Maidford 80
12 3 3 6
Marston St Lawrence 89
14 0 0 14
Middleton Cheney 1485
230 90 78 62
Milton Malsor 302
47 28 1 18
Moreton Pinkney 153
24 26 1 -3
Nether Heyford 646
100 62 -1 39
Newbottle 195
30 27 1 2
Old Stratford 662
103 224 37 -158
Pattishall 604
94 52 4 38
Paulerspury 395
61 44 20 -3
Potterspury 609
94 85 18 -9
Quinton 75
12 8 0 4
Roade 973
151 108 53 -10
Rothersthorpe 192
30 8 3 19
Shutlanger 115
18
6 1 11
Silverstone 784
122 195 17 -90
Slapton 37
6 1 2 3
Stoke Bruerne 171
27 5 0 22
Sulgrave 177
27 11 4 12
Syresham 349
54 29 6 19
Thenford 36
6 5 2 -1
Thorpe Mandeville 71
11 6 0 5
Tiffield 145
22 5 2 15
Upper Heyford 36
6 0 0 6
Wappenham 125
19 2 4 13
Weston & Weedon Lois 138
21 13 2 6
Whitfield 86
13 13 1 -1
Whittlebury 226
35 8 0 27
Wicken 133
21 12 3 6
Woodend 76
12 1 1 10
Yardley Gobion 507
79 21 10 48
Yardley Hastings 339
53 18 0 35
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Number of
dwellings
(2001)
15.5% increase
in dwelling
stock
Completions
2001- 13 Commitments Residual
Totals
23428 3631 2264 701 666
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Appendix B – Parish Boundary for Maidford as defined in 2011 Census
i
Census 2001 & 2011 Age Structure (2001 - KS02; 2011 – KS102EW)
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ii
Census 2001 & 2011 Age Structure (2001 - KS02; 2011 – KS102EW)
iii
Census 2001 Housing Stock (UV53); Census 2011 Household Spaces (QS417EW)
iv
Census 2001 Rooms, Amenities, Central Heating & Lowest Floor Level (KS19); Census 2011 Rooms,
Bedrooms and Central Heating (KS403EW)
v
Census 2001 Dwellings (UV55), Census 2011 Dwellings (QS418EW)
vi
Census 2011 Number of Bedrooms (QS411EW)
vii
Census 2011 Economic Activity (QS601EW)
viii
Census 2011 Economic Activity (QS601EW)
ix
Census 2011 Economic Activity (QS601EW)
x
Census 2011 Method of Travel to Work (QS701EW)
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