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       Demography
      Population
      The annual population rate growth for Ipswich was estimated at 0.85% (2011), which ranks it the 10th fastest
      growing centre in England. The population for Ipswich is estimated to have risen by 10,300 since 1999 to 126,600
      (2009) which is 23% of the total Suffolk estimated increase to 714,000 (2009).

      Ipswich has a large proportion of the children under 5 in the Suffolk area excluding Waveney: 31.4% (10205). 8%
      (2598) of these children are categorised as living in the most poor 25% of households. All of these children live in
      Ipswich, and 4.2% (1368) live in South Ipswich.

      Ipswich has approximately 5% more working-age adults than the Suffolk average. However, it has a lower number
      of people over 45yrs, and subsequently a much lower proportion of the population in older and elderly-old age.

      Ipswich has a low dependency ratio of 58.5% compared to the Suffolk average of 71.7%. This suggests that there
      is approximately 1 more person eligible for work for every dependant child and pensioner in Ipswich than in Suffolk.



      A classification of residential neighbourhoods ACORN (Jan20 10) indicates that 42% of households in Ipswich are
      in the poorest two categories representing those with modest lifestyles but able to get by (15%), and those
      experiencing the most difficult social and economic conditions (27%). These categories are typical of
      neighbourhoods with low qualifications, low-incomes, concentrations of single-adult households (pensioners and
      lone parents), and high numbers of black and Asian community members. This is very high compared to the
      Suffolk combined total of 25%.

      The largest category for Ipswich is for those who are "comfortably off" (38%) who represent the home-owning,
      stable, and fairly comfortable backbone of modern Britain.

       Diversity
      Ethnic diversity
      The proportion of black and ethnic minority people has grown from 6.57% (Census 2001) to 10.7% (National
      Statistics 2007). This is nearly twice the average for the whole of Suffolk (5.6%).

      Since May 2004, people from the 8 Eastern European Countries that newly joined the EU have been moving to
      Ipswich for work, being employed mainly in food processing and manual work. The total number of National
      Insurance registrations for 2008-2009 from all countries was 1,710, of which the main groups were from India,
      Poland, Portugal and Lithuania.

      Religious diversity
      In 2001, the main religion was Christianity accounting for 74% of our population. People who stated they do not
      follow any religion represented 16.6% of the total population of Ipswich. Other religions, all under 1% of
      representation, are Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

      Disability
      6,880 residents in Ipswich claimed Disability Living Allowance (Dec 2010). This represents 8.2% of the working
      age population and is higher than the Suffolk average of 6.9%.

      Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered community
      An estimated 5-7% of the national population is LGBT (Stonewall). In Ipswich, based on 2009 estimates, this would
      equate to an estimated range of between 6,330 and 8,862 people.


       Skills & Education
      Early Years Foundation
      Suffolk’s overall outcome for 2009 was 1% lower than the previous year, 6% lower than the national average and
      lower than its statistical neighbours. The weakest scores were in reading, writing and calculating.




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      Key Stage 2 (2009) outcomes placed Suffolk at the bottom of the group of similar local authorities. The outcomes
      for mathematics place the County Council in the poorest 10% of authorities in the Country, and outcomes for
      English place it in the poorest 15%. The most important measure: the performance of children gaining the
      expected level (level 4+) on both English and Mathematics, fell by 3% from 69% to 66% and is well below the
      national average.

      Key Stage 4 (2010) the number of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades has increased from Ipswich 51.9%
      (2005), Suffolk 58.1% (2005) to Ipswich 63.9% (2010), Suffolk 71.0% (2010). However, the Ipswich performance
      has slipped over this period from being 6.2% below the Suffolk average and 4.4% below the national average to
      being 7.1% below the Suffolk average and 11.4% below the national average. In 2010 Ipswich was the worst Key
      Stage 4 performing district in Suffolk.

      Qualifications (Sep 2010)
      Ipswich has considerably lower working age skills levels, especially at degree level (22.8%), than the county as a
      whole (24.4%). It is even further below the regional and national levels (29.9%).

       Economy
      Employment
      Ipswich has a strong employment base for businesses with a slightly higher proportion than the Suffolk average of
      the population at the working age, but it also has a relatively higher proportion of people who are economically
      inactive.

      The Job Seekers Allowance rate in Ipswich (2011), although dipping to 4.6%, is high compared to Suffolk and the
      national figures. It is particularly high for males, between the ages of 25-49 who have been unemployed for 6-
      months or over.

      The economic structure of Ipswich (2008) predominantly consists of service sector activities, which accounts for
      90.8% of the employment. This is high in comparison to Suffolk (80.8%) and Great Britain (83.5%). The
      concentration of employment in the category of 'Public administration, education & health' (31.4%) as opposed to
      27% nationally suggests the current economic downturn and pressure on statutory funding may slow the progress
      out of recession for Ipswich.

      However, Ipswich has a strong 'Finance, IT, other business activities' sector (2008) at 26.3% of employment as
      opposed to 22.0% nationally. The University Campus Suffolk and Suffolk New College will be key assets for
      increasing the numbers of employees with degree-level education and increasing skills.
      Index of Multiple Deprivation (2010)
      In general, between 2007-2010, all Local Authorities (LA) in Suffolk became relatively more deprived (NB data will
      not include the effects of the credit crunch and recession). Ipswich remains the most deprived Local Authority in
      Suffolk being ranked 87/326 LAs in England (Waveney 112/326; Mid Suffolk 274/326), and all of the areas ranked
      in the bottom 20% of Suffolk are found in either Ipswich or Lowestoft.

      All of the Suffolk lower super output areas (LSOA) ranked in the worst 10% of England in 2010 (14) are in Ipswich
      (9) 64% and Lowestoft (5) 36%. The Bridge Ward had the only LSOA to have moved out of the worst 10% ranking,
      but LSOAs in Whitton and Stoke Park dropped in rank sufficiently to fall into this group.

      Weekly Pay
      On average, the gross weekly pay for employees in Ipswich is £445.90 (2010), which is 3.1% (£14.10) lower than
      the Suffolk average, and 10.9% (£54.50) lower than the national average. Part of the reason for this is because the
      gross weekly pay for female workers at £354.10 is significantly (37.2%) behind that for males in Ipswich (£564.1)
      and the national average for females (£439.80).

      Ipswich has higher numbers of people claiming benefits (16.0%) than county (11.7%) and national indicators
      (14.7%). Some of these claimants have greater needs such as those on incapacity benefit, disability allowances or
      are registered carers. These groups require important dedicated services.




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       Housing
      Housing Stock
      Since 2001, the number of dwellings in Ipswich has increased by 11.9%. The total housing stock rose from 57,914
      at 1st Apr 2009 to 58,303 at 31st Mar 2010. In 2009 the composition of housing was 14.2% (8210 dwellings) Local
      Authority stock, 7.8% (4510 dwellings) Registered Social Landlord stock, and 77.8% (44982 dwellings) private
      housing stock.

      Housing Market – Demand and Supply
      During 2009/10 average house prices in Ipswich increased from £130,405 in the 1st quarter of 2009 to £145,389 in
      the 1st quarter of 2010. The average house price in Ipswich is significantly below the Suffolk average of £206,341.

      There were 4766 households registered on the Ipswich housing register (as of 09/03/11). This represents 9.6% of
      all the households in the town (census 2001). This is significantly higher than the Greater Haven Gateway average
      of 6.7%. The vast majority of those registered, approximately 70%, require up to and including a 2 bed property.
      This suggests there are significantly more single persons including elderly individuals registered for social housing
      than families.


      Homelessness
      During 2009/10, 189 people were identified as homeless in Ipswich according to the statutory criteria . This was a
      42.7% decrease on the number of decisions made in the previous year, indicating a drop in statutory homeless
      need over this period. For 52.4% of the decisions made, it was accepted there was a statutory duty to house. As of
      31st March 2010 there were 62 households in temporary accommodation.


       Health & Wellbeing
      Lower Life Expectancy for Males
      Compared to the rest of Suffolk, the life expectancy for men is low. On average, they live until they are 78 years
      old; with those in the most deprived areas living 7 years less than those living in the least deprived areas.


      Increase in Lifestyle Disease
      Over the next 10 years the number of people with lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes, respiratory disease,
      stroke and coronary heart disease is expected to increase significantly.

      High Teenage Pregnancy Rates
      The risk of teenage pregnancy in Ipswich is disproportionately high relative to Suffolk and The East of England. On
      average 109 girls under 18 years become pregnant each year and this is strongly associated with levels of
      deprivation, educational performance and school attendance.


       Leisure
      Health & Fitness Participation
      The level for health and fitness provision per capita at 5.42 per 1,000 population is slightly above the East of
      England figure of 5.16 per capita and the England figure of 5.40 per capita. However, in spite of an increasing
      trend of use up to 2008, the participation level in health and fitness in Ipswich is relatively low with 9.6% of residents
      using health and fitness facilities on a regular basis, compared with 10.0% in the East of England and 10.73% in
      England.

      Gaps in Facilities
      The 2009 PMP/Genesis Culture and Leisure needs analysis identified a good spread of sports facilities across the
      town. The report highlighted the need to improve the quality of existing facilities (Since the report Fore street pools
      has been refurbished and the first of a 2 phase refurbishment of Crown Pools has also been completed). Whilst
      Ipswich has a BMX track and a cycle speedway track it was highlighted that Ipswich could benefit from a road
      cycling circuit facility in Ipswich due to demand as Team Ipswich cycling has a membership of 1,500. Furthermore,
      mention was made of the athletics track facility at Northgate Sports Centre and that whilst it curently met club
      demand, it could benefit from being more accessible to other schools and that the track is only 6 lanes and 8 lanes
      are required for higher competition standards.



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      Entertainment
      2 million people a year visit Ipswich's cultural assets including 330,000 visits to the theatres, 100,000 visits to
      museums and 200,000 visits to events. However, there is no indoor music venue with the potential to host larger
      (2000+) live music concerts, nor is there an indie gig style venue to appeal to the new emerging market of students
      & graduates. Such a facility could help attract and retain the student population in Ipswich. There is also limited
      conference capacity.

       Community Safety
      30% of all the crime in Suffolk happens in Ipswich, and 5% of all the crime in Suffolk happens in the Town Centre of
      Ipswich as a result of the Nighttime Economy. In particular:
      Shoplifting has increased in Ipswich by 102 (6.8%) offences from 2009/10 to 2010/11. This appears to have been
      an ongoing trend up to and during the recession, although there is no robust evidence of a direct correlation.

      Thefts from motor vehicles have increased over the same period by 261 incidents (33.4%).
      Drug trafficking offences have significantly reduced by 149 offences (63.4%)


      Domestic violence
      In the quarter for July to September in 2010, there were 620 incidents in Ipswich, of which 38% (235) were cases in
      which children were ordinarily resident at the premise.

      Hate crime:
      The proportion of people experiencing hate crime, based on race and religion, has increased in recent years. Hate
      crime based on religion has increased 4 fold between 2008 and 2009 while the incidents reported under disability
      and sexual orientation have maintained at a steady level.


       Civic Participation
      Electoral Turnout
      There was an increase of 28% from 32% (2008) to 60% (2010) in the numbers of people voting in Ipswich, which
      subsequently dipped to 39% (2011) The General Election was probably a significant factor for the increase in 2010
      as the turnout rate nationally was 65%. The Rushmere turnout appears to demonstrate this correlation as voting
      increased by 38% from 31% (2008) to 69% (2010), and then dipped to 49% (2011).

      The lowest number of people voting over this period was in Whitehouse Ward 26% (2008), 50% (2010) and 30%
      (2011), followed by Gipping 26% (2008), 52% (2010), and 32% (2011). St Margaret's ward had the highest number
      of people voting over this period 46% (2008), 71% (2010), and 54% (2011).

      Forums
      There are 5 Area Forums across Ipswich to discuss neighbourhood issues. Each forum is linked to a
      Neighbourhood Partnership Group that coordinates local action. The number of attendances at forums has
      decreased by 35% from 2008 to 2010.

      Volunteering General
      According to ICVS, 1456 people were placed into formal volunteer positions in Ipswich (2010), 10 of which were for
      'one-off' events. This represents at least 1446 volunteer hours per month. Most of these volunteers were female
      (63%) under 49 years of age (63%) who were unemployed seeking work (22%).

      Volunteering Sport
      During 2008/09, 3.8% of the Ipswich adult population were estimated to contribute at least one hour a week
      volunteering to support sport – the national figure is 4.5%. 23.9% of the Ipswich adult population are members of a
      club where they take part in sport – the national figure is 23.9%.




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       Built Environment
      Employment
      2,689 square metres of employment floorspace for office, industry and storage were completed between 1st Apr
      2009 and 31st Mar 2010. Over the same period, 680 square metres of employment floorspace were lost.

      Uses within town centre
      There was a change of use from shops to financial and professional services between Apr 2009 and Mar 2010
      resulting in a loss of 150 sq.m. of gross shop floorspace and a gain of 150 sq. m. of gross financial and
      professional services floorspace.

      Uses within Ipswich Borough
      There was a gain of 4,596 sq. m. of gross shop floorspace outside the town centre, and a loss of 70 sq.m., resulting
      in a net gain of 4,526 sq.m. The gain included 4,181 sq. m. of shop floorspace at the Asda supermarket at Stoke
      Park Drive, which is part of a district centre redevelopment. There was a gain of 170 sq. m. of office gross
      floorspace and a loss of 600 sq. m., resulting in a net loss of 430 sq. m. There was a loss of 780 sq. m. of
      entertainment and leisure gross floorspace.

      Green Space
      There are approximately 442 hectares of open space in Ipswich including 16 allotments, 10 recreation grounds and
      15 parks. Of the 8 main parks, Christchurch Park has been accredited with the quality Green Flag status, and it is
      intended to achieve this status for Holywells Park in 2011 and Chantry Park in 2013. There was a net gain in
      biodiversity in 2009/10 of 11.77 hectares at the sites at Brazier’s Wood, Pond Alder Carr and Meadows, resulting in
      a total area of 217.51 hectares over 21 sites.


       Transportation
      Ipswich serves as an important employment centre for outlying areas with 66,000 (Census 2001) people traveling
      to work each day in Ipswich. Central Ipswich is the destination for almost 50% of these journeys, and 39,000 are
      made each day by people who live in Ipswich. 67% of these journeys are less than 5km in length: a distance
      comfortable for cycling.

      18,300 pupils travel each day to the 52 schools in the wider Ipswich area. Three new education institutions catering
      for sixth form, further and higher education will contribute a further 10,420 students and 1,250 employees travelling
      in Ipswich.

      Future stresses include the closure of the Asda Park & Ride and the reduction in travel support for young people
      and the over-60s. In particular, this will increase the costs of the over 60s work-force (who are often in low paid,
      part-time work) and of volunteers that need to start work at 9.00.



      The continuing dependence on the private car is unnecessary given the layout of the town and unsustainable in the
      future. There are chronic peak hour delays, increasing in severity and extending over a longer peak period, both in
      the junctions around the town centre, and also near the developing employment concentrations such as Adastral
      Park and Ransomes Europark.

      Ipswich Buses services 47 routes in the town and the bus networks cope with about 28,500 (2009) passengers
      between the hours of 07:00-19:00, but there are some capacity pressures on some routes and at some passenger
      waiting areas in the town centre.

      Accidents in Ipswich
      There were approximately 32 serious and fatal road accidents in Ipswich during 2009, and approximately 212 slight
      road accidents (2009).




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       Environment
      CO2 Emissions Reduction
      The carbon footprint of Ipswich is the lowest in Suffolk. CO2 emissions in Ipswich have reduced by 10% from 2005
      to 2008 in Ipswich. This is a greater reduction over this period than the Suffolk (7.5%) and England (5.6%) totals. It
      is comparable with Local Authorities such as Exeter (5.3 tonnes), Gloucester (5.7 tonnes) and Norwich (5.8 tonnes)


      IBC’s Own Emissions
      These have reduced steadily from 2007 to 2010 by 7.8%.




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Executive Summary                                                  Headline Statistics                                                Data Source
                                                                        DEMOGRAPHY
Population                                                         Population Estimates (2009)                                       http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbas
The annual population rate growth for Ipswich was estimated at     Males Ipswich (62600) 49.4%, Suffolk (352200) 49.3%               e/product.asp?vlnk=15106
0.85% (2011), which ranks it the 10th fastest growing centre in    Females: Ipswich (64000) 50.6%, Suffolk (361800) 50.7%
England. The population for Ipswich is estimated to have risen
by 10,300 since 1999 to 126,600 (2009) which is 23% of the total   Children (0-15yrs) Ipswich (23900) 18.9%, Suffolk (132300) 18.5% http://www.centreforcities.org/outlo
Suffolk estimated increase to 714,000 (2009).                      Adults (16-64M/59F) Ipswich (79800) 63%, Suffolk (415900) 58.2% ok11
                                                                   Elderly (65M/60F+) Ipswich (22800) 18%, Suffolk (165800) 23.2%
Ipswich has a large proportion of the children under 5 in the                                                                       http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.
Suffolk area excluding Waveney: 31.4% (10205). 8% (2598) of                                                                         uk/dissemination/LeadDatasetList.
these children are categorised as living in the most poor 25% of                                                                    do?a=3&b=277113&c=Ipswich&d=
households. All of these children live in Ipswich, and 4.2%                                                                         13&g=487930&i=1001x1003&m=0
(1368) live in South Ipswich.                                                                                                       &r=1&s=1302250244327&enc=1&
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Ipswich has approximately 5% more working-age adults than the
Suffolk average. However, it has a lower number of people over
45yrs, and subsequently a much lower proportion of the
population in older and elderly-old age.

Ipswich has a low dependency ratio of 58.5% compared to the
Suffolk average of 71.7%. This suggests that there is
approximately 1 more person eligible for work for every
dependant child and pensioner in Ipswich than in Suffolk.

A classification of residential neighbourhoods ACORN (Jan20        ACORN (Classification of residential neighbourhoods) Jan          http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/NR/rdonl
10) indicates that 42% of households in Ipswich are in the         2010                                                              yres/8EBDAA20-F722-41CC-8D50-
poorest two categories representing those with modest lifestyles   Wealthy Achievers: Ipswich (13926) 11%, Suffolk (278460) 39%      6B8A2721CA38/0/IpswichDistrictP
but able to get by (15%), and those experiencing the most          Urban Prosperity: Ipswich (11394) 9%, Suffolk (28560) 4%          rofilev2.pdf
difficult social and economic conditions (27%). These categories   Comfortably Off: Ipswich (48108) 38%, Suffolk (221340) 31%
are typical of neighbourhoods with low qualifications, low-        Moderate means: Ipswich (18990) 15%, Suffolk (85680) 12%
incomes, concentrations of single-adult households (pensioners     Hard Pressed: Ipswich (34182) 27%, Suffolk (92820) 13%
and lone parents), and high numbers of black and Asian             Unclassified: Ipswich 0%, Suffolk (7140) 1%
community members. This is very high compared to the Suffolk
combined total of 25%.

The largest category for Ipswich is for those who are
"comfortably off" (38%) who represent the home-owning, stable,
and fairly comfortable backbone of modern Britain.




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Executive Summary                                                   Headline Statistics                                                     Data Source
                                                                             DIVERSITY
Ethnic diversity                                               Ethnicity ONS (2007)                                                         http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/NR/rdonl
The proportion of black and ethnic minority people has grown   White British: Ipswich (108496) 85.7%, Suffolk (639744) 89.6%                yres/8E0C7E7C-6D39-4F4C-
from 6.57% (Census 2001) to 10.7% (National Statistics 2007).  Mixed Ipswich: (3292) 2.6%, Suffolk (10710) 1.5%                             BD97-
This is nearly twice the average for the whole of Suffolk (5.6%).
                                                               Asian / Asian British: Ipswich (5824) 4.6%, Suffolk (12852) 1.8%             77A710C2133D/0/IpswichBorough
                                                               Black / Black British: Ipswich (2659) 2.1%, Suffolk (9282) 1.3%              Constituencyprofile.pdf
Since May 2004, people from the 8 Eastern European Countries Chinese / Other: Ipswich (1646) 1.3%, Suffolk (7140) 1.0%
that newly joined the EU have been moving to Ipswich for work,
being employed mainly in food processing and manual work.      There are growing communities ok Lithuanian, Romanian, Polish,
The total number of National Insurance registrations for 2008- and Afganistanis communities in Ipswich
2009 from all countries was 1,710, of which the main groups
were from India, Poland, Portugal and Lithuania.

Religious diversity                                                 Religion (Census 2001)
In 2001, the main religion was Christianity accounting for 74% of   Christianity (93684) 74%
our population. People who stated they do not follow any religion   Other (1266) 1%
represented 16.6% of the total population of Ipswich. Other         No Religion Followed (21016) 16.6%
religions, all under 1% of representation, are Islam, Judaism,
Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Disability                                                          Disability                                                        http://83.244.183.180/NESS/BEN/
6,880 residents in Ipswich claimed Disability Living Allowance      Disability Living Allowance (Dec 2010): Priory Heath (630) 9.2%,  dla.htm
(Dec 2010). This represents 8.2% of the working age population      Gipping (600) 8.7%, Gainsborough (570) 8.3%, Whitehouse (520)
and is higher than the Suffolk average of 6.9%.                     7.6%, Whitton (495) 7.2%, Bridge (495) 7.2%, Westgate (465)
                                                                    6.8%, Rushmere (465) 6.5%, Sprites (460) 6.7%, Stoke Park (425)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered community                  6.2%, Alexandra (415) 6.0%, St John's (350) 5.1%, Castle Hill
An estimated 5-7% of the national population is LGBT                (295) 4.3%, Holywells (260) 3.8%, Bixley (220) 3.2%, St Margarets
(Stonewall). In Ipswich, based on 2009 estimates, this would        (215), 3.1%
equate to an estimated range of between 6,330 and 8,862
people.                                                             The 2001 Census data shows that 33.1% of households, (22915)
                                                                    18.1% of the local population, in Ipswich has someone with a
                                                                    limiting long-term illness. As elderly people are more likely to come
                                                                    into this category, this proportion is expected to increase in the
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Executive Summary                                                Headline Statistics                                                    Data Source
                                                                       AREA PROFILE
There are 16 wards in Ipswich. The 6 wards identified have been Whitton Ward                                                            Ward Profiles
highlighted because of specific elements of concern.            Deprivation – although the overall deprivation rate for Whitton         http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/site/scri
                                                                ward is moderate, the indicators suggest that a significant             pts/download_info.php?fileID=317
                                                                proportion of the ward suffers from cross-cutting deprivation issues    &categoryID=100003
                                                                which lead it to be considered amongst the most deprived in the
                                                                Country.

                                                                 Education and Skills – Whitton ward is generally low-skilled. Whilst
                                                                 the problem is most evident at Level 2 and Level 4/5, it is Level 2
                                                                 and Level 3 skills which are most likely to be of particular concern
                                                                 in this Ward given the distribution of employment by industry and
                                                                 occupation.

                                                                 Part-time employment – further investigation of the level and nature
                                                                 of part-time work in this Ward is required in order to ascertain the
                                                                 impact it might have on other areas of life including deprivation
                                                                 issues.
                                                                 Westgate Ward
                                                                 Deprivation/Unemployment – Westgate ward has high levels of
                                                                 unemployment and high levels of deprivation.
                                                                 Bixley Ward
                                                                 The most One Person Pensioner Households; these residents
                                                                 need special consideration and support.
                                                                 Stoke Park                                                             Triangle Area
                                                                 Qualification rates in the Ward are low on all measures.               http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/site/scri
                                                                 Gipping Ward                                                           pts/download_info.php?fileID=965
                                                                 The highest deprivation rate in Ipswich by most scores, indicating     &categoryID=100003
                                                                 cross-cutting issues.

                                                                 Gainsborough                                                           Town & Bridge Ward
                                                                 A high rate of Income Deprived Households with children                http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/site/scri
                                                                                                                                        pts/download_info.php?fileID=123
                                                                                                                                        5&categoryID=100003




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Executive Summary                                                    Headline Statistics                                                Data Source
                                                                     SKILLS & EDUCATION
Early Years Foundation                                               Key Stage 1 (2010) is usually assessed at age 7, and pupils are    http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgat
Suffolk’s overall outcome for 2009 was 1% lower than the             expected to have reached Level 2 or above in -                     eway/DB/SFR/s000911/index.shtm
previous year, 6% lower than the national average and lower                                                                             l
than its statistical neighbours. The weakest scores were in          Reading: Ipswich (1383) 81%, Suffolk (7006) 86%, England 85%
reading, writing and calculating.                                    Writing: Ipswich (1383) 76%, Suffolk (7006) 83%, England 81%
                                                                     Maths: Ipswich (1383) 86%, Suffolk (7006) 90%, England 89%


Key Stage 2 (2009) outcomes placed Suffolk at the bottom of          Key Stage 2 (2009) is usually assessed at age 11, and pupils are   http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgat
the group of similar local authorities. The outcomes for             expected to have reached Level 4 or above in -                     eway/DB/SFR/s000972/sfr35_201
mathematics place the County Council in the poorest 10% of                                                                              0V3.xls
authorities in the Country, and outcomes for English place it in     English: Ipswich (1325), 75%, Suffolk (7537) 76%, England 80%
the poorest 15%. The most important measure: the performance         Maths: Ipswich (1326) 72%, Suffolk (7538) 73%, England 79%
of children gaining the expected level (level 4+) on both English    Science: Ipswich (1326) 81%, Suffolk (7538) 85%, England 88%
and Mathematics, fell by 3% from 69% to 66% and is well below
the national average.


Key Stage 4 (2010) the number of pupils gaining five or more A*-     Key Stage 4 (2009) Pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C grade passes, http://www.education.gov.uk/inyour
C grades has increased from Ipswich 51.9% (2005), Suffolk            including English and Maths, at GCSE or equivalent, 2008 - 2009. area/leas/lea_935.shtml
58.1% (2005) to Ipswich 63.9% (2010), Suffolk 71.0% (2010).
However, the Ipswich performance has slipped over this period        Males: Suffolk (4042) 47%, England 47%
from being 6.2% below the Suffolk average and 4.4% below the         Females Suffolk (3735) 56%, England 54%
national average to being 7.1% below the Suffolk average and         All: Ipswich (1452) 46%, Suffolk (7,777) 51%, England 55%
11.4% below the national average. In 2010 Ipswich was the
worst Key Stage 4 performing district in Suffolk.

Qualifications (Sep 2010)                                            NVQ4 Ipswich (17700) 22.8%, Suffolk (107500) 24.3%, UK 29.9%       http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports
Ipswich has considerably lower working age skills levels,            NVQ3 Ipswich (32400) 41.9%, Suffolk (109900) 45.1%, UK 49.3%       /lmp/la/2038431855/report.aspx
especially at degree level (22.8%), than the county as a whole       NVQ2 Ipswich (45900) 59.4%, Suffolk (275200) 62.3%, UK 65.4%
(24.4%). It is even further below the regional and national levels   NVQ1 Ipswich (60800) 78.7%, Suffolk (39300) 81.2%, UK 78.9%
(29.9%).                                                             No Qualifications (8900) 11.5%, Suffolk (43700), 9.9%, UK 12.3%




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                                                                               ECONOMY
Employment                                                            Population Aged 16-64 (Sep 2010)                                  https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/report
Ipswich has a strong employment base for businesses with a            All: Ipswich (83200) 65.7% Suffolk 61.9% GB 65%                   s/lmp/la/2038431855/report.aspx#
slightly higher proportion than the Suffolk average of the                                                                              supply
population at the working age, but it also has a relatively higher    Economically Active 16-64 year olds (Sep 2010)
proportion of people who are economically inactive.                   Inactive: Ipswich (14600) 18.6%, Suffolk 20.9%, GB 23.7%
                                                                      Wanting Job: Ipswich (4700) 6.0%, Suffolk 5.6%, GB 5.7%
The Job Seekers Allowance rate in Ipswich (2011), although            Not Wanting Job: Ipswich (9900) 12.6%, Suffolk 15.3%, GB 18.0%
dipping to 4.6%, is high compared to Suffolk and the national
figures. It is particularly high for males, between the ages of 25-
49 who have been unemployed for 6-months or over.

The economic structure of Ipswich (2008) predominantly                Total JSA claimants (Feb11)                                       http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports
consists of service sector activities, which accounts for 90.8% of    All people: Ipswich (3850), 4.6%, Suffolk (13290) 3.0%, GB 3.8%   /lmp/la/2038431855/report.aspx#ta
the employment. This is high in comparison to Suffolk (80.8%)         Males: Ipswich (2721), 6.5%, Suffolk (9227) 4.2%, GB 5.2%         bempunemp
and Great Britain (83.5%). The concentration of employment in         Females: Ipswich (1129), 2.7%, Suffolk (4063) 1.8%, GB 2.4%
the category of 'Public administration, education & health'
(31.4%) as opposed to 27% nationally suggests the current             JSA claimants by age and duration (Feb11)
economic downturn and pressure on statutory funding may slow          Aged 18-24: Ipswich (1120) 29.2%, Suffolk (4080) 30.8%, GB
the progress out of recession for Ipswich.                            28.7%
                                                                      Aged 25-49: Ipswich (2160) 56.3%, Suffolk (6890) 51.9%, GB
However, Ipswich has a strong 'Finance, IT, other business            55.8%
activities' sector (2008) at 26.3% of employment as opposed to        Over 6 up to 12 months: Ipswich (670) 17.4%, Suffolk (2065)
22.0% nationally. The University Campus Suffolk and Suffolk           15.6%, GB 16.4%
New College will be key assets for increasing the numbers of          Over 12 months: Ipswich (740) 19.3%, Suffolk (1865) 14.1%, GB
employees with degree-level education and increasing skills.          14.5%




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Index of Multiple Deprivation (2010)                                 Most Deprived 10% LSOAS, IMD score (2010) out of 32482            http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/NR/rdonl
In general, between 2007-2010, all Local Authorities (LA) in         Gainsborough (1125), Priory Heath (1148), Gipping (1723),         yres/3144AE71-A9A9-46DC-830A-
Suffolk became relatively more deprived (NB data will not include    Alexandra (1922), Stoke Park (2246), Sprites (2448), Stoke Park   12A17CAF62F0/0/20100330Index
the effects of the credit crunch and recession). Ipswich remains     (2559), Gainsborough (2883), Whitton (2971).                      ofMultipleDeprivation2010summar
the most deprived Local Authority in Suffolk being ranked 87/326                                                                       y.pdf
LAs in England (Waveney 112/326; Mid Suffolk 274/326), and all   Suffolk Local Authority Ranking (2010) and change since 2007
of the areas ranked in the bottom 20% of Suffolk are found in    Babergh 233/326 (-38 places) 2nd least deprived 20%
either Ipswich or Lowestoft.                                     Forest Heath 218/326 (-38 places) 2nd least deprived 20%
                                                                 Ipswich 87/326 (-22 places) 2nd most deprived 20%
All of the Suffolk lower super output areas (LSOA) ranked in the Mid Suffolk 274/326 (-22 places) Least deprived 20%
worst 10% of England in 2010 (14) are in Ipswich (9) 64% and     St Edmundsbury 220/326 (-38 places) 2nd least deprived 20%
Lowestoft (5) 36%. The Bridge Ward had the only LSOA to have Suffolk Coastal 257/326 (-13 places) 2nd least deprived 20%
moved out of the worst 10% ranking, but LSOAs in Whitton and Waveney 112/326 (-4 places) 2nd most deprived 20%
Stoke Park dropped in rank sufficiently to fall into this group.

Weekly Pay                                                           Gross Weekly Pay(2010)                                            https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/report
On average, the gross weekly pay for employees in Ipswich is         All FT workers: Ipswich £445.9 Suffolk £460.0, GB £500.4          s/lmp/la/2038431855/report.aspx#
£445.90 (2010), which is 3.1% (£14.10) lower than the Suffolk        Male workers: Ipswich £564.6. Suffolk £505.3, GB £540.5           supply
average, and 10.9% (£54.50) lower than the national average.         Female: Ipswich £354.1, Suffolk £377.9, GB £439.8
Part of the reason for this is because the gross weekly pay for
                                                               Working-age key benefit claimants (Aug10)
female workers at £354.10 is significantly (37.2%) behind that for
males in Ipswich (£564.1) and the national average for females Job Seekers: Ipswich (3600) 4.3%, Suffolk (12060) 2.7%, GB 3.5%
(£439.80).                                                     ESA and incapacity benefits: Ipswich (5300) 6.4%, Suffolk (21560)
                                                               4.9%, GB 6.7%
Ipswich has higher numbers of people claiming benefits (16.0%) Lone Parents: Ipswich (1610) 1.9%, Suffolk (5540) 1.3%, GB 1.7%
than county (11.7%) and national indicators (14.7%). Some of   Carers: Ipswich (1110) 1.3%, Suffolk (5000) 1.1%, GB 1.1%
these claimants have greater needs such as those on incapacity Disabled: Ipswich (980) 1.2%, Suffolk (4490) 1.0%, GB 1.0%
benefit, disability allowances or are registered carers. These Total Claimants: Ipswich (13270) 16.0%, Suffolk (51640) 11.7%,
groups require important dedicated services.                   GB 14.7%




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                                                                               HOUSING
Housing Stock                                                        Housing Tenure 2001:                                                http://www.hometrack.co.uk/Home
Since 2001, the number of dwellings in Ipswich has increased by      Owner Occupied: 65.05%                                              track/index.cfm?HTAction=landRe
11.9%. The total housing stock rose from 57,914 at 1st Apr 2009      Socially Rented: 21.95%                                             gSearch.searchResults
to 58,303 at 31st Mar 2010. In 2009 the composition of housing       Privately Rented: 9.89%
was 14.2% (8210 dwellings) Local Authority stock, 7.8% (4510
dwellings) Registered Social Landlord stock, and 77.8% (44982        Household Composition 2001:Single pensioner households:
dwellings) private housing stock.                                    15.27% (14.37% national average) Lone parent households: 6.57%
                                                                     (6.42% national average)
Housing Market – Demand and Supply                                   Average house price in Ipswich = £145,389 (1st quarter 2010)
During 2009/10 average house prices in Ipswich increased from
£130,405 in the 1st quarter of 2009 to £145,389 in the 1st quarter   Total house sales 2009: 1,825                                       Suffolk observatory
of 2010. The average house price in Ipswich is significantly         Total households on LA register 2008/09: 3,416
below the Suffolk average of £206,341.                               Households requiring up to and including a 2 bed: 70.9%
                                                                     Households requiring up to and including a 3 bed: 25.4%
There were 4766 households registered on the Ipswich housing         Households requiring more than a 3 bed: 3.7%
register (as of 09/03/11). This represents 9.6% of all the           LA dwellings let 2008/09: 613
households in the town (census 2001). This is significantly
higher than the Greater Haven Gateway average of 6.7%. The           In the Greater Haven Gateway Area, Ipswich has the second
vast majority of those registered, approximately 70%, require up     highest proportion of households on the housing register:
to and including a 2 bed property. This suggests there are           Colchester - 10.3%, Ipswich - 9.6%, Braintree - 6.9%, Maldon -
significantly more single persons including elderly individuals      6.6%, Mid Suffolk - 5.3%, Babergh - 4.6%, Suffolk Coastal - 4.5%,
registered for social housing than families.                         Waveney - 3.6%, Greater Haven Gateway Average - 6.7%

Homelessness                                                   Total Homeless decisions made 2009/10: 18999 of the 189
During 2009/10, 189 people were identified as homeless in      decisions made where it was accepted that there was a statutory
Ipswich according to the statutory criteria . This was a 42.7% duty.
decrease on the number of decisions made in the previous year,
indicating a drop in statutory homeless need over this period.
For 52.4% of the decisions made, it was accepted there was a
statutory duty to house. As of 31st March 2010 there were 62
households in temporary accommodation.




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                                                                      HEALTH & WELLBEING
Lower Life Expectancy for Males                                       Life expectancy at birth in the UK consistently increased over the http://www.apho.org.uk/addons/_9
Compared to the rest of Suffolk, the life expectancy for men is       period 1991–93 to 2007–09, rising from 73.4 years to 77.9 years for 1424/atlas.html?detectflash=false
low. On average, they live until they are 78 years old; with those    males and from 78.9 years to 82.0 years for females. Life
in the most deprived areas living 7 years less than those living in   expectancy from birth in Ipswich (2007-09) was the lowest for men
the least deprived areas.                                             (78.1 years) and women (82.7 years) in Suffolk (79.6 /83.5 years).


Increase in Lifestyle Disease                                         In Ipswich in 2006-2008 the three main causes of death                 http://www.chimat.org.uk/resource/
Over the next 10 years the number of people with lifestyle related    accounted for 76% (2568/3368) of deaths for persons aged 28            view.aspx?QN=CHMT0
diseases such as diabetes, respiratory disease, stroke and            days and over. These were cardiovascular disease, cancer, and
coronary heart disease is expected to increase significantly.         lung cancer.                                                           DRAFT Ipswich Health &
                                                                                                                                             Wellbeing Strategy – VERSION 2
                                                                      15.9% of the population aged 16 or over were classified as obese       15th Feb 2011
                                                                      (2008-09), which is less than the Eastern Region Average.
                                                                      Childhood obesity for reception year ages (4-5years) was lower in
                                                                      Ipswich (8.2%) than for the East of England (8.7%), and for year six
                                                                      (10-11 years) in Ipswich itt was 15.7% as opposed to the East of
                                                                      England 18.3%.
High Teenage Pregnancy Rates                                          Teenage Pregnancy rate per 1000 (under18) for 2006-2008:
The risk of teenage pregnancy in Ipswich is disproportionately        Waveney 47; Ipswich 46; Engalnd 41; East of England 33; Suffolk
high relative to Suffolk and The East of England. On average 109      31; St Edmundsbury 28; Babergh 23; Mid Suffolk 22; Suffolk
girls under 18 years become pregnant each year and this is            Coastal 21; Forest Heath 20.
strongly associated with levels of deprivation, educational           Teenage Pregnancy rate per 1000 (under16) for 2006-2008:
performance and school attendance.                                    Waveney 9.7; England 7.9; Ipswich 7.4; East of England 6.0;
                                                                      Suffolk 6.0; St Edmundsbury 3.6; Babergh 4.0; Suffolk Coastal 4.0; http://yhphoweb.york.ac.uk/IAS/dat
                                                                      Mid Suffolk 3.2; Forest Heath 3.0.                                 aviews/view?viewId=96
                                                                      The teenage conception rate in Ipswich is higher than the national
                                                                      average with 338 conceptions among girls aged under 18-years.




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                                                                                    LEISURE
Health & Fitness Participation                                           Active People Survey (APS)                                           http://www.sportengland.org/resea
The level for health and fitness provision per capita at 5.42 per        APS 1 (Nov 2005 - Oct 2006) = 16.6%                                  rch/active_people_survey/active_p
1,000 population is slightly above the East of England figure of         APS 2 (Nov 2007 - Oct 2008) = 16.5%                                  eople_survey_1.aspx
5.16 per capita and the England figure of 5.40 per capita.               APS 3 (Nov 2008 - Oct 2009) = 19.4%
However, in spite of an increasing trend of use up to 2008, the          Gender difference (APS 1)· Male = 15.6%· Female = 17.6%
participation level in health and fitness in Ipswich is relatively low
with 9.6% of residents using health and fitness facilities on a          Age difference (APS 1)·
regular basis, compared with 10.0% in the East of England and            16-34 = 22.8%
10.73% in England.                                                       35-54 = 18.8%
                                                                         55+ = 8.6%
Gaps in Facilities                                                       Key points:-                                                            Pmp/genesis Culture and Leisure
The 2009 PMP/Genesis Culture and Leisure needs analysis                  There are sufficient 4 crt sports halls in Ipswich. There is a need for Needs Analysis 2009.
identified a good spread of sports facilities across the town. The       an 8 crt sports hall with seating . There is sufficient swimming
report highlighted the need to improve the quality of existing           space. By 2025 a small additional amount is required.
facilities (Since the report Fore street pools has been refurbished      Quality of current facilities requires improving/investment.
and the first of a 2 phase refurbishment of Crown Pools has also         An Ipswich Sports Village with excellent and some regional facilities
been completed). Whilst Ipswich has a BMX track and a cycle              should be created at Gainsborough Sports Centre as a long term
speedway track it was highlighted that Ipswich could benefit             aim.
from a road cycling circuit facility in Ipswich due to demand as
Team Ipswich cycling has a membership of 1,500. Furthermore,
mention was made of the athletics track facility at Northgate
Sports Centre and that whilst it curently met club demand, it
could benefit from being more accessible to other schools and
that the track is only 6 lanes and 8 lanes are required for higher
competition standards.

The pmp/genesis report also suggested that Gainsborough                  Disability specific (APS 1)·                                         Pmp/genesis Culture and Leisure
would be a good venue to turn into a sports village offering             3 x 30 mins per week average = 5.3%                                  Needs Analysis 2009.
excellent and some regional sports facilities as a long term aim.
The proposal to build the Ipswich Academy on the back of the
sports centre would help provide additional and refurbished
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Entertainment                                                       Community Halls                                                       Pmp/genesis Culture and Leisure
2 million people a year visit Ipswich's cultural assets including   There is currently a good geographical spread of community halls      Needs Analysis 2009.
330,000 visits to the theatres, 100,000 visits to museums and       in Ipswich, providing access for the majority of the borough within
200,000 visits to events. However, there is no indoor music         close proximity.
venue with the potential to host larger (2000+) live music
concerts, nor is there an indie gig style venue to appeal to the
new emerging market of students & graduates. Such a facility
could help attract and retain the student population in Ipswich.
There is also limited conference capacity.


                                                                    CIVIC PARTICIPATION
Electoral Turnout                                               Electoral Turnout                                              http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/site/scri
There was an increase of 28% from 32% (2008) to 60% (2010) in   North West (2008) 29%, (2010) 58%, (2011) 37%                  pts/documents_info.php?categoryI
the numbers of people voting in Ipswich, which subsequently     Castle Hill (2008) 29%, (2010) 68%, (2011) 42%; Whitehouse     D=362&documentID=1346
dipped to 39% (2011) The General Election was probably a        (2008) 26%, (2010) 50%, (2011) 30%; Whitton (2008) 31%, (2010)
significant factor for the increase in 2010 as the turnout rate 57%, (2011) 38%
nationally was 65%. The Rushmere turnout appears to             North East (2008) 35%, (2010) 68%, (2011) 47%
demonstrate this correlation as voting increased by 38% from    Bixley (2008) 39%, (2010) 71%, (2011) 49%; Rushmere (2008)
31% (2008) to 69% (2010), and then dipped to 49% (2011).        31%, (2010) 69%, (2011) 49%; St Johns (2008) 37%, (2010) 65%,
                                                                (2011) 43%
The lowest number of people voting over this period was in      Central (2008) 35%, (2010) 58%, (2011) 42%
Whitehouse Ward 26% (2008), 50% (2010) and 30% (2011),          Alexandra (2008) 31%, (2010) 55%, (2011) 38%; St Margarets
followed by Gipping 26% (2008), 52% (2010), and 32% (2011). (2008) 46%, (2010) 71%, (2011) 54%; Westgate (2008) 29%,
St Margaret's ward had the highest number of people voting over (2010) 51%, (2011) 33%;
this period 46% (2008), 71% (2010), and 54% (2011).             South East (2008) 30%, (2010) 59%, (2011) 36%
                                                                Gainsborough (2008) 29%, (2010) 57%, (2011) 33%; Holywells
                                                                (2008) 31%, (2010) 62%, (2011) 40%; Priory Heath (2008) 31%,
                                                                (2010) 57%, (2011) 35%;
                                                                South West (2008) 30%, (2010) 57%, (2011) 36%
                                                                Bridge (2008) 29%, (2010) 55%, (2011) 33%; Gipping (2008) 26%,
                                                                (2010) 52%, (2011) 32%; Sprites (2008) 36%, (2010) 62% (2011)
                                                                40%; Stoke Park (2008) 29%, (2010) 61%, (2011) 39%;




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Forums                                                              Forum Attendance:                                                       Forum attendance data held on
There are 5 Area Forums across Ipswich to discuss                               2008 2009 2010                                              file.
neighbourhood issues. Each forum is linked to a Neighbourhood       Central      176 152 122
Partnership Group that coordinates local action. The number of      North East    374 178 163
attendances at forums has decreased by 35% from 2008 to             North West    310 234 207
2010.                                                               South East   176 183 176
                                                                    South West    203 294 140
                                                                          Total 1239 1041 808

Volunteering General                                                Volunteer Positions ICVS.2010                                           http://timebank.org.uk/key-facts
According to ICVS, 1456 people were placed into formal              1456 people were placed into formal volunteer positions
volunteer positions in Ipswich (2010), 10 of which were for 'one-   63% Females; 33% Males; 4% Not disclosed.                               http://www.sportengland.org/resea
off' events. This represents at least 1446 volunteer hours per      18% Employed, 22% Unemployed seeking work, 8% Unemployed                rch/active_people_survey.aspx
month. Most of these volunteers were female (63%) under 49          not seeking work, 4% retired.
years of age (63%) who were unemployed seeking work (22%).          31% under 25years; 32% 26-49yrs; 11% 50+yrs; 27% Not
                                                                    disclosed.
Volunteering Sport
During 2008/09, 3.8% of the Ipswich adult population were           During 2008/09
estimated to contribute at least one hour a week volunteering to    3.8% of the Ipswich adult population were estimated to contribute at
support sport – the national figure is 4.5%. 23.9% of the Ipswich   least one hour a week volunteering to support
adult population are members of a club where they take part in      sport – the national figure is 4.5%.
sport – the national figure is 23.9%.                               23.9% of the Ipswich adult population are members of a club where
                                                                    they take part in sport – the national figure is 23.9%.
                                                                    14.5% of the Ipswich adult population took part in organised
                                                                    competitive sport, at least once in the last 12 months – the national
                                                                    figure is 14.4%




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                                                                    COMMUNITY SAFETY
30% of all the crime in Suffolk happens in Ipswich, and 5% of all   Crime April 2010 - April 2011                                     Suffolk CC/Suffolk Police via
the crime in Suffolk happens in the Town Centre of Ipswich as a     Criminal Damage: Ipswich 16%, Suffolk 18%                         website, interactive statistics.
result of the Nighttime Economy. In particular:                     Other Violence Against the Person: Ipswich, 15%, Suffolk 14%      Contact Lorraine Arthur,
Shoplifting has increased in Ipswich by 102 (6.8%) offences from    Other theft handling: Ipswich 10%, Suffolk 13%                    Community Safety Officer 433428
2009/10 to 2010/11. This appears to have been an ongoing            Violence with injury: Ipswich 9%, Suffolk 8%                      who can access this data
trend up to and during the recession, although there is no robust
evidence of a direct correlation.                              Increases in shoplifting in Ipswich from 2009/10 - 1507 to 2010/11 -
                                                               1609
Thefts from motor vehicles have increased over the same period Increase in theft from motor vehicle from 2009/10 - 762 to 2010/11 -
by 261 incidents (33.4%).                                      1023
Drug trafficking offences have significantly reduced by 149    Decrease in drug trafficking offences from 2009/10 - 235 to
offences (63.4%)                                               2010/11 - 86

                                                                    5% of all the crime in Suffolk happens in the Town Centre of
                                                                    Ipswich as a result of the Nighttime Economy.

Domestic violence                                                Domestic Violence and Hate Crime:                                    Equalities and Human Rights
In the quarter for July to September in 2010, there were 620     · 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.     Commission
incidents in Ipswich, of which 38% (235) were cases in which     · 42% of young people know girls who have been hit by a boyfriend
children were ordinarily resident at the premise.                and 40% of young people know girls who have been coerced or          Domestic Violence Team
                                                                 pressurised to have sex by a boyfriend.
Hate crime:                                                      · Up to 17,000 women in Britain are subjected to ‘honour’ related    Suffolk County Council
The proportion of people experiencing hate crime, based on race violence.
and religion, has increased in recent years. Hate crime based on · At least 75% of rapes are never reported to the police
religion has increased 4 fold between 2008 and 2009 while the
incidents reported under disability and sexual orientation have  A survey conducted by Suffolk County Council in 2009 with lesbian,
maintained at a steady level.                                    gay, bisexual and transgendered people, 50% of respondents said
                                                                 they have been name called, laughed at, bullied, harassed or
                                                                 assaulted because they are gay or a family member is gay. The
                                                                 main perpetrators are strangers, colleagues and neighbours. In the
                                                                 workplace and in the customer service context, 25% of
                                                                 respondents said to have experienced harassment, bullying and
                                                                 discrimination.




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                                                                      BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Employment                                                        Net gain of employment floorspace = 2,009 sq.m. (Apr 2009 – Mar http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/annual
2,689 square metres of employment floorspace for office,          2010)                                                             monitoringreports
industry and storage were completed between 1st Apr 2009 and
31st Mar 2010. Over the same period, 680 square metres of         99th most deprived district in England (2007)
employment floorspace were lost.                                                                                                    http://www.suffolkobservatory.info/
                                                                  Loss of A1 (Shops) floorspace in town centre = 150 sq.m.(Apr 09 –
Uses within town centre                                           Mar 10)
There was a change of use from shops to financial and
professional services between Apr 2009 and Mar 2010 resulting Gain of A2 (Financial & Professional Services) floorspace in
in a loss of 150 sq.m. of gross shop floorspace and a gain of 150 town centre = 150 sq.m.(Apr 09 – Mar 10)
sq. m. of gross financial and professional services floorspace.


Uses within Ipswich Borough                                           Net gain of A1 (Shops) floorspace within Ipswich Borough outside
There was a gain of 4,596 sq. m. of gross shop floorspace             town centre = 4,526 sq.m. (Apr 09 – Mar 10)
outside the town centre, and a loss of 70 sq.m., resulting in a net
gain of 4,526 sq.m. The gain included 4,181 sq. m. of shop            Net loss of B1 (Office) a floorspace = 430 sq.m.
floorspace at the Asda supermarket at Stoke Park Drive, which is
part of a district centre redevelopment. There was a gain of 170      Loss of D2 (Entertainment & Leisure) floorspace = 780 sq.m.
sq. m. of office gross floorspace and a loss of 600 sq. m.,
resulting in a net loss of 430 sq. m. There was a loss of 780 sq.
m. of entertainment and leisure gross floorspace.

                                                                      Dwellings                                                          IBC
                                                                      389 dwellings net were completed between 1st Apr 2009 and 31st
                                                                      Mar 2010, with 97% of them on previously developed land. 7% of     IBC
                                                                      completions were affordable homes although it is important to look
                                                                      at the longer-term affordable housing delivery average as a        Suffolk Observatory
                                                                      percentage of total housing completions for 2001-2010 at
                                                                      20%.Housing completions = 389 dwellings (Apr 2009 – Mar 2010)

                                                                      Completions on Previously Developed Land = 97%
                                                                      Affordable Housing Proportion = 7%
                                                                      Total housing stock = 58,303(March 2010)
                                                                      Average house price in Ipswich = £145,389 (1st quarter 2010)




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Green Space                                                       Christchurch Park Green Flag                                           IBC
There are approximately 442 hectares of open space in Ipswich
including 16 allotments, 10 recreation grounds and 15 parks. Of Net gain of 11.77 hectares in biodiversity (Apr 2009 – Mar 2010)         Suffolk Biological Records Centre
the 8 main parks, Christchurch Park has been accredited with
the quality Green Flag status, and it is intended to achieve this Total area of 217.51 hectares over 21 sites
status for Holywells Park in 2011 and Chantry Park in 2013.
There was a net gain in biodiversity in 2009/10 of 11.77 hectares
at the sites at Brazier’s Wood, Pond Alder Carr and Meadows,
resulting in a total area of 217.51 hectares over 21 sites.

                                                                    Heritage
                                                                    Within Ipswich there are 14 conservation areas and over 600 listed
                                                                    buildings.

                                                                      TRANSPORTATION
Ipswich serves as an important employment centre for outlying       Census 2001: 66000 people travel into work each day in Ipswich. http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/Transpor
areas with 66,000 (Census 2001) people traveling to work each       27000 come from outside Ipswich and 39000 employees live in     tAndStreets/Policies/IpswichTrans
day in Ipswich. Central Ipswich is the destination for almost 50%   Ipswich. 21840 (56%) journeys are less than 5km.                portFitForThe21stCentury.htm
of these journeys, and 39,000 are made each day by people who
live in Ipswich. 67% of these journeys are less than 5km in         18,000 jobs and 20,000 homes planned for the wider Ipswich area
length: a distance comfortable for cycling.                         by 2021 will lead to much greater congestion and a 17% increase
                                                                    in the number of peak hour trips into the central area, and an
18,300 pupils travel each day to the 52 schools in the wider        increase of off-peak trips of 22% within the central area.
Ipswich area. Three new education institutions catering for sixth
form, further and higher education will contribute a further 10,420 The number of cycle journeys in Ipswich for 2009 increased by
students and 1,250 employees travelling in Ipswich.                 6.2% since 2008, and 57.7% since 2000. In contrast, the number
                                                                    of cycle journeys in Ipswich for 2009 decreased by 4.4% since
Future stresses include the closure of the Asda Park & Ride and 2009, and 8.9% since 2000.
the reduction in travel support for young people and the over-
60s. In particular, this will increase the costs of the over 60s
work-force (who are often in low paid, part-time work) and of
volunteers that need to start work at 9.00.




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The continuing dependence on the private car is unnecessary         Bus use in Ipswich 07:00-19:00
given the layout of the town and unsustainable in the future.       07:00-10:00 passengers 6670
There are chronic peak hour delays, increasing in severity and      10:00-16:00 passengers 15768
extending over a longer peak period, both in the junctions around   16:00-19:00 passengers 6058
the town centre, and also near the developing employment
concentrations such as Adastral Park and Ransomes Europark.         The parking surveys suggest about 5,000 arrivals to the main
                                                                    town centre car parks per day; and, in addition, there are perhaps
Ipswich Buses services 47 routes in the town and the bus            some 2,000 arrivals at the railway station accessing the town.
networks cope with about 28,500 (2009) passengers between
the hours of 07:00-19:00, but there are some capacity pressures
on some routes and at some passenger waiting areas in the
town centre.


                                                                    Highway Maintenance
                                                                    During the financial year 2009/10 the adopted highway network in
                                                                    Ipswich was 350,990m of carriageway and 685,211m of footway.

                                                                    Length of adopted Carriageway: 350,990m
                                                                    Length of adopted Footway: 685,211m
                                                                    Inspected length of Carriageway: 1,588,140m
                                                                    Inspected length of Carriageway: 1,122,733m

                                                                    Defects on Roads and Pathways
                                                                    The number of defects that were identified during these inspections
                                                                    and subsequently repaired was:
                                                                    Carriageways: 1,798
                                                                    Footways: 1,417

                                                                    Insurance Claims:
                                                                    44 Carriageway
                                                                    15 Footway
                                                                    (Approx 80% of these have been successfully defended)

Accidents in Ipswich                                                                                                                      http://www.suffolkobservatory.info/
There were approximately 32 serious and fatal road accidents in                                                                           Default.aspx
Ipswich during 2009, and approximately 212 slight road
accidents (2009).                                                                                                                         http://www.suffolkroadsafe.net/suff
                                                                                                                                          olkroadsafe/downloads/RoadCasu
                                                                                                                                          altyReport_2009_FINAL.pdf


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                                                                       ENVIRONMENT
CO2 Emissions Reduction                                           2005 per capita footprint 5.9 tonnes    www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/
The carbon footprint of Ipswich is the lowest in Suffolk. CO2     2006 per capita footprint 5.8 tonnes.   statistics/indicators/ni186/ni186.as
emissions in Ipswich have reduced by 10% from 2005 to 2008 in     2007 per captia footprint 5.5 tonnes.   px
Ipswich. This is a greater reduction over this period than the    2008 per capita footprint 5.3 tonnes
Suffolk (7.5%) and England (5.6%) totals. It is comparable with
Local Authorities such as Exeter (5.3 tonnes), Gloucester (5.7
tonnes) and Norwich (5.8 tonnes)

IBC’s Own Emissions                                               2007/08 footprint: 10,359 tonnes        No weblink as kept internally.
These have reduced steadily from 2007 to 2010 by 7.8%.            2008/09 footprint: 9,939 tonnes
                                                                  2009/10 footprint: 9,548 tonnes




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