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These would have been traditional blue-collar areas but with the decline
of heavy industry, people are quite likely to work in office or clerical jobs and in shops. Most
households are traditional families with school age children.
Group M “Blue Collar Roots”
retired people predominate with some young singles and single parents.
Category Five -
are low income families
living on traditional low-rise estates. Some have bought their council houses but most
continue to rent.
Group O; “Burdened Singles” is an
urban group that is characterised by
high numbers of single adults. These include single pensioners, young singles and lone
Group P; “High Rise Hardship” are c
ommunities which have very high numbers of
older residents, especially over 65s. There are very few traditional families and middle aged
people. There are also fewer children in this group overall, although some areas contain high
numbers of single parents with children under 5.
Group Q is “Inner City Adversity” and these
are densely populated urban areas with a young multi-ethnic population. Households are
typically young singles and young families, often single parent.
Table 1: Percentage of Arboretum Residents per ACORN Group compared to Derby
means” category Group K; “Asian communities”. These tend to be resident around the Rose
Hill area; moving South towards Cambridge Street/Dairy House Road, Westwards towards
Western Road/Moore Street and eastwards towards Dexter Street.
There are also more than five times the Derby average of those
hardship” with these being located in the main from the North to the centre of the ward.
Arboretum also has a greater percentage of residents than the city in the “urban prosperity”
main located towards the North West of the ward.
Arboretum has a lower percentage of residents than the city
“Comfortably Off” categories.
Figure 3: ACORN map of Arboretum
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