The Wentworth and Dearne constituency includes:
Ravenfield, Rawmarsh, Kilnhurst, Swinton, Wath, West Melton, Brampton, Harley, Wentworth, Bolton-on-Dearne, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe and parts of Bramley, Wickersley and Thrybergh.
It is divided into eight Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Barnsley Metropolitan Council wards, each with three elected local councillors:
- Dearne North
- Dearne South
Traditionally, Wentworth and Dearne has been a highly industrialised area, with large coal, steel and manufacturing sectors.
The local economy is now experiencing a transition into new technology and specialist engineering sectors, founded on the expansion of high-quality academic and professional education services.