Area Information for Bolton, BL4 7GA

This postcode in Bolton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Farnworth ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton South East. This page combines information for the address Bolton, BL4 7GA, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1999. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

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

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bolton, BL4 7GA 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 Bolton consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 41
Terraced 109
Flat (Purpose-Built) 37
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 207
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bolton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 40
Owned with Mortgage 56
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 76
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
Total 192

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 80
Two People 57
Three People 28
Four People 15
Five People 5
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 192

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 57
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 66
Total 172

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 52% male.

Male 212
Female 199
Total 411

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 45
5-7 12
8-9 12
10-14 23
15 6
16-17 7
18-19 12
20-24 35
25-29 38
30-44 101
45-59 76
60-64 16
65-74 19
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 411

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL4 7GA 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 146
Married 108
Divorced 42
Separated 10
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 313

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 188
Good 145
Fair 50
Bad 23
Very Bad 5
Total 411

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) 46
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 64
1-4 GCSEs 59
No GCSEs 79
Other 11
Total 313

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 350
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 8
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Other 5
Total 411

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 355
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 13
Other 36
Total 411

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 7GA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 267
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 112

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 215
No Religion 125
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 2
Muslim 43
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 18
Total 411

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 117
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 31
Other 5
Total 304

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 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 41
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 18
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 191

Bolton, BL4 7GA is within the Farnworth policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to BL4 7GA. 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 7GA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bolton, BL4 7GA. The nearest railway station is Moses Gate, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Moses Gate 470 yards
Farnworth 0.6 miles
Kearsley 1.2 miles
Bolton 1.8 miles
Walkden 2.2 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 3.2 miles
Moorside 3.2 miles
Atherton 3.6 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 3.7 miles
Hag Fold 4 miles
Lostock 4.1 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 4.1 miles
Bromley Cross 4.3 miles
Daisy Hill 4.8 miles
Patricroft 5 miles
Westhoughton 5 miles
Eccles 5.4 miles
Horwich Parkway 6 miles
Salford Crescent 6.9 miles
Hindley 7.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bolton, BL4 7GA. The nearest is All Saints CofE Primary School, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
All Saints CofE Primary School 490 yards
Queensbridge Primary School 680 yards
The Ferns Primary Academy 720 yards
St Gregory's RC Primary School, Farnworth, Bolton 0.6 miles
St John CofE Primary School, Kearsley 0.6 miles
St Peter's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
St James CofE Primary School, Farnworth 0.7 miles
St Michael's CofE Primary School, Great Lever 0.7 miles
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School 0.8 miles
Highfield Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bolton, BL4 7GA. The nearest is Harper Green School, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harper Green School 810 yards
St James's Church of England High School 0.8 miles
Mount St Joseph 0.9 miles
Little Lever School 1 mile
Kearsley Academy 1.1 miles
Essa Academy 1.9 miles
Bolton Muslim Girls School 1.9 miles
Harrop Fold School 2 miles
Bolton UTC 2.1 miles
Co-op Academy Walkden 2.7 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bolton, BL4 7GA. The nearest is Farnworth Health Centre, approximately 790 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 Bolton, BL4 7GA. The nearest is Highfield Dental Practice Ltd, approximately 700 yards 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 Bolton, BL4 7GA. The nearest is Royal Bolton Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Royal Bolton Hospital 1.2 miles
Woodlands Hospital 1.9 miles
SpaMedica Eye Hospital Bolton 2.2 miles
Hulton Hospital 2.7 miles
Bealey Community Hospital 3.9 miles
Cygnet Hospital Bury 4.2 miles
BMI The Beaumont Hospital 4.4 miles
Prestwich Hospital 4.6 miles
Oaklands Hospital 5.3 miles
Salford Royal 5.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bolton, BL4 7GA. The nearest is Optical Direct Ltd, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optical Direct Ltd 730 yards
Martin Berry Ltd 740 yards
Spurretts Opticians 760 yards
Revolution Optical Ltd 0.6 miles
J M Bluston Opticians 1.4 miles
District Opticians 1.8 miles
Tesco Opticians (Walkden Branch, Manchester) 1.8 miles
Yates & Suddell 1.9 miles
Cloughs Opticians 1.9 miles
Addison R 2 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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