South Holland in facts and figures
The district of South Holland has a population of around 92,400, which has increased by 5 per cent since 2011, the highest increase in population of all the county districts. Spalding’s population is 33,500.
The working age population is estimated at 52,000, with residents over 65 at around 22,000. It is estimated that the population of South Holland district will increase to 100,000 by 2021.
The population is approximately split 51 per cent female and 49 per cent male.
The number of council tax-paying homes in the district is approximately 40,000, generating some £40m in council tax collections, of which South Holland District Council retain 11 per cent, with the remainder paid to Lincolnshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Business rates are collected from 2,780 business across the district.
SHDC collects more than 800 tons of recycling waste and 21,000 tons of general waste from more than four million individual collections throughout the year. This is a mammoth task to undertake, with collections made every week of the year.
SHDC engages almost 300 staff, providing a huge range of services across the district.
Some £2.5m is paid to drainage boards directly from council tax receipts, with a further £600,000 paid to parish councils to cover their precept requirements.
The council has 3,940 rented council homes across the district, generating £15 million of income, all of which has to be re-invested in repairs and maintenance of the stock and the building of new homes for rent.
Unemployment in the district is below the national average.