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Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

2010Wolverhampton’sCity StrategyNeeds AnalysisSupporting data for the development of Re-Invigorating the City themeOctober 2010Wolverhampton Partnership


Page2DEMOGRAPHICS OF WOLVERHAMPTONAfter 15 years of falling, the population increased for the first time in 2008 and hasstabilised at its current rate. It is anticipated that this increase will be sustained insubsequent years. The increase is attributed to economic migration from the EU and to alesser extent people living longer combined with a small increase in births.Population of the City in 2009 1All people 238,500Males 118,000Females 120,500Mid-2008populationLivebirthsDeathsNaturalchangeNetmigration&otherchangesTotalchangeMid-2009population238.1 3.3 2.5 0.8 -0.4 0.4 238.5The population profile of Wolverhampton is broadly consistent with the West Midlandsregion (19% under 16; 61% of working age and 19% over 65 – but population decline isslightly slower – population projections for all of Western Europe highlight challenges of anageing society.The impact of the recession may be reducing the numbers of economic migrants to the City.All agesMid-2009Children0-15Working age16-64M/59FOlder people65M/60F andover238.5 46.2 145.7 46.6Working Age Population in 2009All aged 16-64 151,900Male aged 16-64 76,500Female aged 16-64 75,5001 Source for all: ONS, Mid-year population estimates


Page3Predicted population change in WolverhamptonThe city’s population is predicted to grow only marginally by 2031 (to 247,000) but itscomposition will change significantly. Most increase is likely in the BME communities whowill constitute around one-third of the city’s population by 2026.Over the next five years there will be growth of 6-8% in three groups – the young, middleaged and old age as shown in the diagram below. The subsequent 15 years will see growthof over 30% in the 65+ population, increasing from 40,600 in 2010 to 53,100 by 2031. Thepopulation over 80 will grow by more than 50% in the next 20 years.Population by Age 2010-30Population by Ethnicity 2008-26ALL White Mixed Indian Pakistani OtherAsianBlack Other2008 239,000 178,500 7,300 32,050 4,500 3,100 11,950 1,7502016 239,900 171,800 8,800 34,200 6,100 4,250 12,850 2,0502026 241,800 163,600 11,150 36,150 8,550 5,900 14,200 2,400The predictions are for all minority ethnic groups to increase and for a significant reductionin the white population of city. This is based primarily on respective birth rates.


Durante el soñar no hay disociación reflexiva sino proyectiva. El término concienciaonírica es una contradicción. Conciencia es con-saber, es la presencia explícita o nodel yo a sí mismo. Conciencia es la posibilidad de hacer explícita la reflexión.Durante el percibir, el recordar, siempre puedo decirme a mí mismo: “Estoy yorecordando, estoy yo percibiendo”. Cuando sueño nunca puedo decirme: “Estoysoñando”.Simultáneamente, implica el renunciar a la eternidad prenatal, el renunciar a launión infinita, esto es sin límites, con el cuerpo materno. La experiencia motriz quesurge con el proceso secundario significa que el cuerpo empieza a existir su finitud.Puede ser afectado, esto es sentirse movido en las emociones básicas de atraccióny repelo, lo que motiva su moverse en tal y cual dirección. Al esquematizar emocióny motivación se transforma en punto cero de orientación (17), con su experienciamotriz de kinestesias reales y virtuales.La temporalización del proceso secundario significa el devenir reflexivo del yo yesquematizante del cuerpo. El ahora del yo está encarnado en el aquí del cuerpo. Elproceso secundario es la bifurcación del yo corporal en reflexividad y encarnación yes por esta bifurcación que surge necesariamente la endopatía intersubjetiva (17).La percepción del otro ya no provoca la identificación proyectiva e introyectiva sinoque al diferenciarse el yo de su cuerpo se hace presente el otro yo al ver el otrocuerpo. Pero entonces implica este a-presentarse del otro yo (10), el ponerse en ellugar del otro cuerpo; lo cual es anticipar el aspecto de mi cuerpo para el otro yo. Alhacerme presente el aquí del otro me represento mi lugar como un allá para el otro(25). La endopatía intersubjetiva objetiviza mi aquí y ahora y quiebra el solipcismodel yo corporal esquizoide.El análisis fenomenológico revela el proceso secundario como temporalización;temporalización que origina la conciencia como el despliegue de los tresexistenciales: reflexividad, encarnación e intersubjetividad, por lo cual la situaciónconsciente es ser en una exterioridad que llamamos mundo, abertura en la cualencontramos las cosas. Dice Husserl (“) : “Para que la cosa sea objetiva para todos,es necesario que pertenezca a un mismo sistema tópico. La objetividad de estesistema tópico se evidencia en cuanto cada aquí es identificable con cada acánuevo resultante de la locomoción desde el aquí del sujeto en relación con el aquíde cada otro sujeto. Esto es una necesidad ideal y constituye un sistema tópicoobjetivo. El espacio nos es dado por la identificación en el cambio de orientación”.


Page9Absolute change in employment by sector grouping in the West Midlands 2010-15 10Replacement DemandReplacement demand is expected to be even more significant in lower value added privatesector industries where labour turnover is very significant. For example in the hotels &catering sector more than 132,000 jobs are expected to be created (99% of all created overthe 2010-2015 period) and the figures are 128,000 (95%) in wholesale & retail distribution,120,000 (94%) in lower value added business services, 72,000 (98%) in cultural, recreational& sporting activities and 53,000 (98%) in transport 11 .Net New Jobs and Replacement Demand by Sector 2010-1510 Source: ibid11 Source: ibid


PUBLIC REALMPage11


Page12The public realm remains a key resident concern – in surveys residents tell us that the mostimportant issues for them are that they should feel safe and live in a clean environment.There has been an overall improvement in the last three years across a range of theseresident issues:CLEANER and GREENERIn the Autumn 2009 council-commissioned place survey, residents responded positivelywhen asked how satisfied they were the Council’s services designed to make theirneighbourhood cleaner and all showed improvements on the previous year.


Page13All the “cleaner” targets in the Local Area Agreement are performing at or above target andin 2009 the City was in the best ten per cent nationally for both landfill and residentssatisfaction (83.1% of residents) 17 .Similarly, all the indicators for energy consumption and emissions are improving and are atleast average nationally. The “ecological footprint” of the City is in the best 10%nationally. 18Green and Open SpacesThe following map identifies the open spaces in the City 19 . Access to open spaces remainsan issue in the City.17 Source: Audit Commission18 Source: Audit Commission19 City Council


Page14SAFERThere have been small improvements in how safe people feel in the City but nearly twothirdsof residents do not feel safe after dark 20 .However, the percentage of residents who think local public services are working well tomake the City safe is on the lowest 10% nationally 21 and nor do residents think that thepolice and council understand the issues as they relate to anti-social behaviour.Nevertheless, the City performs well (top quintile) on resident involvement in tackling crimeand anti-social behaviour.In terms of actual crime, apart from robbery, all reported crime continues to fall in the City.100908070605040302010088.130.317.4 13.5 10.6 7.6 7.33.6 3.5 3.3 0.8 0.3Wolverhampton crime rate per 1000 population by type of crime 2220 Source: City Council Perception Survey21 Source: Audit Commission, One Place22 Source: West Midlands Police, 2010


Page15Jul-09Aug-09Sep-09Oct-09Nov-09Dec-09Jan-10Feb-10Mar-10Apr-10May-10Jun-10Jul-10Aug-10In terms of neighbourhoods, the following chart shows the most up-to-date situation 23 :180.0160.0140.0120.0100.080.060.040.020.00.0Neighbourhood crime rates per 1000 populationAug 08 - Jul 09 Aug 09-Jul 10Against the city-wide fall, increases in recorded crime have taken place in Bilston East, HeathTown, Blakenhall, Park, East Park and Oxley in the past twelve months.24.0023.5023.0022.5022.0021.5021.0020.5020.0019.5019.00Series1 Annual RateSeries2 Target RateSerious acquisitive crime has increased significantly since the turn of the year. There maybe a number of reasons for this including the impact of the recession and the high price ofmetals.23 Source: West Midlands Police

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