Area Information for Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP

Plodder Lane in Farnworth is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Harper Green ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton South East. This page combines information for the address Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BL4 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BL4 0JP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bolton
Ward Harper Green
Constituency Bolton South East
Region North West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP:

Lichfield Close, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0NH
Bradford Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0HB
Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0BR
Marlborough Gardens, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0LT
Richmond Grove, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0HE
Marsh Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0AP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BL4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 44 property sales in Plodder Lane since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 7
Semi-Detached 73
Terraced 40
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 126
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 33
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 122

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 37
Two People 37
Three People 18
Four People 19
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 122

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 99

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Bolton South East constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 155
Female 148
Total 303

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 17
5-7 7
8-9 3
10-14 19
15 10
16-17 16
18-19 15
20-24 31
25-29 15
30-44 61
45-59 61
60-64 14
65-74 19
75-84 11
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 303

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL4 0JP does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 119
Married 87
Divorced 17
Separated 4
Widowed 17
Same Sex 3
Total 247

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 138
Good 94
Fair 47
Bad 16
Very Bad 8
Total 303

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 41
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs 40
No GCSEs 56
Other 11
Total 247

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 270
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 13
Pakistani 10
Chinese 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 303

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 273
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 16
Total 303

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BL4 0JP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 215
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 71

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 195
No Religion 73
Buddhist 0
Hindu 8
Jewish 1
Muslim 14
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 303

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 69
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 3
Total 232

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 31
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 130

Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP is within the Harper Green policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2019, 139 crimes were reported within half a mile of BL4 0JP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 139 crimes committed near Plodder Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Harper Green

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Below are the details of the closest services to Farnworth. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BL4 0JP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP. The nearest railway station is Moses Gate, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Moses Gate 1 mile
Farnworth 1.4 miles
Bolton 1.8 miles
Kearsley 1.9 miles
Walkden 2.3 miles
Atherton 2.7 miles
Hag Fold 3.2 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 3.4 miles
Lostock 3.4 miles
Moorside 3.7 miles
Daisy Hill 3.9 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 4.2 miles
Westhoughton 4.2 miles
Bromley Cross 4.5 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 4.8 miles
Patricroft 5.1 miles
Horwich Parkway 5.2 miles
Eccles 5.7 miles
Hindley 6.3 miles
Blackrod 6.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP. The nearest is Highfield Primary School, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Highfield Primary School 180 yards
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School 240 yards
Cherry Tree Primary School 760 yards
The Ferns Primary Academy 820 yards
St James CofE Primary School, Farnworth 0.7 miles
Queensbridge Primary School 0.7 miles
Ss Simon & Jude CofE Primary School, Bolton 0.9 miles
Dukesgate Academy 0.9 miles
St William of York Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Lever Edge Primary Academy 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP. The nearest is St James's Church of England High School, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St James's Church of England High School 510 yards
Harper Green School 710 yards
Mount St Joseph 770 yards
Essa Academy 1.1 miles
Bolton Muslim Girls School 1.4 miles
Kearsley Academy 1.6 miles
Little Lever School 1.8 miles
Harrop Fold School 1.8 miles
Bolton UTC 1.8 miles
Ladybridge High School 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP. The nearest is Highfield Surgery, approximately 500 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP. The nearest is Highfield Dental Practice Ltd, approximately 1 mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP. The nearest is Royal Bolton Hospital, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Royal Bolton Hospital 860 yards
Woodlands Hospital 1.5 miles
Hulton Hospital 2.1 miles
Spamedica Eye Hospital (Bolton) 2.2 miles
BMI The Beaumont Hospital 3.9 miles
Bealey Community Hospital 4.8 miles
Leigh Infirmary 4.8 miles
Cygnet Hospital Bury 5.1 miles
Prestwich Hospital 5.4 miles
Oaklands Hospital 5.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JP. The nearest is Spurretts Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spurretts Opticians 1.1 miles
Optical Direct Ltd 1.1 miles
Martin Berry Ltd 1.2 miles
Revolution Optical Ltd 1.2 miles
District Opticians 1.3 miles
Eyezone 1.5 miles
Eyesite Express 1.5 miles
J W Caldicott 1.5 miles
Shanti Eyecare 1.6 miles
Tesco Opticians (Walkden Branch, Manchester) 1.8 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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Broadband in BL4 0JP

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 29 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 48.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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