Area Information for Bolton, BL4 8TW

This postcode in Bolton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Kearsley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton South East. This page combines information for the address Bolton, BL4 8TW, 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 December 1995. 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 Kearsley
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 8TW 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 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 62
Semi-Detached 114
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 188
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 113
Owned with Mortgage 61
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rent Free 0
Total 184

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 47
Two People 78
Three People 29
Four People 22
Five People 7
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 184

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 100

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 48% male.

Male 200
Female 219
Total 419

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 12
5-7 13
8-9 5
10-14 17
15 6
16-17 8
18-19 16
20-24 14
25-29 7
30-44 75
45-59 82
60-64 30
65-74 79
75-84 47
85-89 8
90+ 0
Total 419

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL4 8TW 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 72
Married 222
Divorced 24
Separated 6
Widowed 40
Same Sex 2
Total 366

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 174
Good 149
Fair 69
Bad 19
Very Bad 8
Total 419

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) 77
Apprenticeship 20
2+ A Levels 61
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 62
1-4 GCSEs 49
No GCSEs 83
Other 14
Total 366

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bolton) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

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 413
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 2
Total 419

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 403
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 2
Other 4
Total 419

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 8TW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 357
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 53

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 345
No Religion 50
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 15
Total 419

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kearsley ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 29% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 104
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 90
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 6
Total 311

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 183

Bolton, BL4 8TW is within the Kearsley 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 8TW. 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 8TW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bolton, BL4 8TW. The nearest railway station is Kearsley, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kearsley 0.9 miles
Farnworth 1.1 miles
Walkden 1.1 miles
Moses Gate 1.6 miles
Moorside 2 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 2.5 miles
Bolton 3.1 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 3.2 miles
Patricroft 3.7 miles
Atherton 3.7 miles
Eccles 4.1 miles
Hag Fold 4.3 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 4.4 miles
Lostock 5.1 miles
Daisy Hill 5.2 miles
Bromley Cross 5.6 miles
Westhoughton 5.7 miles
Salford Crescent 5.7 miles
Urmston 6.2 miles
Chassen Road 6.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bolton, BL4 8TW. The nearest is North Walkden Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
North Walkden Primary School 0.5 miles
Kearsley West Primary School 0.6 miles
St Peter's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
St Paul's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
St Stephen's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
St Paul's CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
Christ The King RC Primary School 0.9 miles
St John CofE Primary School, Kearsley 0.9 miles
Bridgewater Primary School 0.9 miles
St Gregory's RC Primary School, Farnworth, Bolton 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bolton, BL4 8TW. The nearest is Kearsley Academy, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kearsley Academy 470 yards
Harrop Fold School 1.2 miles
St James's Church of England High School 1.4 miles
Co-op Academy Walkden 1.4 miles  
Harper Green School 1.4 miles
Little Lever School 1.9 miles
Mount St Joseph 2 miles
Co-op Academy Swinton 2.4 miles
Moorside High School 2.5 miles
Essa Academy 2.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bolton, BL4 8TW. The nearest is Kearsley Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 miles 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 8TW. The nearest is Kearsley Dental Care, approximately 0.7 miles 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 8TW. The nearest is Woodlands Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Woodlands Hospital 1.5 miles
Royal Bolton Hospital 2.1 miles
SpaMedica Eye Hospital Bolton 3.5 miles
Hulton Hospital 3.7 miles
Bealey Community Hospital 3.9 miles
Prestwich Hospital 4 miles
Oaklands Hospital 4.1 miles
Salford Royal 4.2 miles
Cygnet Hospital Bury 4.7 miles
Leigh Infirmary 5.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bolton, BL4 8TW. The nearest is Tesco Opticians (Walkden Branch, Manchester), approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tesco Opticians (Walkden Branch, Manchester) 0.8 miles
Revolution Optical Ltd 0.8 miles
Yates & Suddell 0.8 miles
Lyne J 0.9 miles
Addison R 0.9 miles
Spurretts Opticians 0.9 miles
Optical Direct Ltd 0.9 miles
Martin Berry Ltd 1 mile
District Opticians 1.4 miles
J M Bluston Opticians 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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