City of Bradford
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- This article discusses the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford. For information on the city itself, see Bradford.
|Status:||Metropolitan borough, City (1897)|
|Region:||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Historic county:||Yorkshire (West Riding)|
|Ceremonial county:||West Yorkshire|
- Total (2005 est.)
1,324 / km²
Bradford City Council
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|Executive:||Conservative (council NOC)|
|MPs:||Ann Cryer, Philip Davies, Terry Rooney, Marsha Singh, Gerry Sutcliffe|
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District (population:477,770 Source ONS 2003 Mid Year Estinate) is England's 4th largest district with city status. In terms of the population of its urban area area, which is the primary meaning of city in British English, Bradford is around the tenth largest city in England.
The current borough boundaries date from April 1, 1974, when the county borough of Bradford was merged with the borough of Keighley, the urban districts of Baildon, Bingley, Denholme, Ilkley, Shipley and Silsden, along with the Queensbury parts of Queensbury and Shelf urban district and the parishes of Addingham, Kildwick and Steeton with Eastburn from Skipton Rural District.
This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Bradford at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.
|Year||Regional Gross Value Added4||Agriculture1||Industry2||Services3|
Note 1: includes hunting and forestry
Note 2: includes energy and construction
Note 3: includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
Note 4: Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
Places within the borough boundaries (in addition to the Bradford city area itself) include Addingham, Baildon, Bingley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Cottingley, Cullingworth, Denholme, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Manningham, Menston, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Saltaire, Shipley, Silsden, Steeton with Eastburn, Thornton and Wilsden.
Most of the Bradford city area is still unparished, but there are parish and town councils for most of the outlying towns and villages in the District. From April 2004, the parishes in the borough are:
- Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury
- Sandy Lane
- Steeton with Eastburn
It has a large number of recent immigrants, and approximately 22% of the population are from ethnic minority groups, particularly from Pakistan. Asian immigrants' restaurants have led to the city being dubbed "the curry capital of Europe". Bradford is the district with the fourth highest percentage of Muslims in Britain (16.1% compared to an average of 3.0%).
 Age Structure
0-4 years 33,240 (7.1 %)
5-15 years 76.087 (16.3 %)
16-24 years 58,305 (12.5 %)
25-44 years 130,742 (28.0 %)
45-64 years 101,630 (21.7 %)
65-74 years 36,101 (7.7 %)
75+ years 31,560 (6.7 %)
Economically active, of all people aged 16 - 74 207,122 (63.4 %)
Employed (including self-employed) of economically active 184,558 (89.1 %)
Unemployed, of economically active 14,281 (6.9 %)
Full time student working or looking for work, of economically active 8,283 (4.0 %)
Economically inactive, of all people aged 16 - 74 119,656 (36.6 %)
Retired, of economically inactive 41,922 (35.0 %)
Student not working or looking for work, of economically inactive 18,116 (15.1 %)
Looking after family/home, of economically inactive 24,972 (20.9 %)
Permanently sick or disabled, of economically inactive 20,042 (16.7 %)
Other, of economically inactive 14,604 (12.2 %)
 Ethnic Group
Bangladeshi 4,968 (1.1 %)
Black or Black British 4,333 (0.9 %)
Indian 12,504 (2.7 %)
Mixed 6,937 (1.5 %)
Pakistani 67,994 (14.5 %)
White 366,041 (78.3 %)
Other ethnic group 4,890 (1.0 %)
Education in the borough is provided for by a number of schools and colleges. State schooling is managed by Bradford Local Education Authority. There are also a number of independent (private) schools, such as Bradford Grammar School, as well as several futher education colleges, while the University of Bradford is the main higher education provider.
 2006 Local government election
The district is divided into 30 wards and each is represented on the district council by three councillors. Each councillor is normally elected on a first past the post basis for a four-year period which is staggered with the other councillors of that ward so that only one councillor per ward is up for election at any one time. Exceptions to this include by-elections and ward boundary changes.
The table below summarises the results of the 2006 local government election. Each party is ordered by number of votes registered. Although these are the results after the election, the current number of seats per party is slightly different. Councillor Rupert Oliver<ref>Bradford Council Annual Reports - Counciller Rupert Oliver</ref> was returned by the Bowling and Barkerend ward in 2004 for four years as a Liberal Democrat councillor<ref>2004 Local Election Results for Bradford MDC</ref> and is included in the fourteen Liberal Democrat seats shown below. However, after the 2006 election, he left the party and now stands as an Independent. This leaves the Liberal Democrats with 13 seats and 2 held by Independents.
|Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/-|
 See also
- More information about the Bradford District is contained under the Bradford entry.
- bradfordinfo.com has a range of statistical and other information about the District, and includes a Geographic information system accessible from mapsandstats.com
 External links
- City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
- Key Statistics (PDF 1.2 MB) from the 2001 census
- Official Statistics (PDF 1.8 MB) (hint: search for 'Bradford' for pertinent figures)
- Visit Bradford website for visitor information about Bradford. the site is managed by Bradford Metropoliton District Council
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|Counties with multiple districts: North Yorkshire - South Yorkshire - West Yorkshire|
|Bradford North | Bradford West | Bradford South | Keighley | Shipley|
|Wards in Bradford:|
|Baildon | Bingley | Bingley Rural | Bolton and Undercliffe | Bowling and Barkerend | Bradford Moor | City | Clayton and Fairweather Green | Craven | Eccleshill | Great Horton | Heaton | Idle and Thackley | Ilkley | Keighley Central | Keighley East | Keighley West | Little Horton | Manningham | Queensbury | Royds | Shipley | Thornton and Allerton | Toller | Tong | Wharfedale | Wibsey | Windhill and Wrose | Worth Valley | Wyke|
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