Area Information for Bolton, BL4 8UA

This postcode in Bolton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Halliwell ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton North East. This page combines information for the address Bolton, BL4 8UA, 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 May 2004. 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 Halliwell
Constituency Bolton North 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 8UA 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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 4
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 109
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 145
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bolton contains a higher than average level of social housing - 61% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 67
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 39
Rent Free 5
Total 135

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 91
Two People 31
Three People 5
Four People 4
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 68

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 North East constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 105
Female 105
Total 210

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 3
5-7 6
8-9 1
10-14 8
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 2
20-24 29
25-29 27
30-44 24
45-59 18
60-64 9
65-74 20
75-84 40
85-89 14
90+ 7
Total 210

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BL4 8UA the number widowed residents is high - 20% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 89
Married 28
Divorced 24
Separated 5
Widowed 43
Same Sex 2
Total 191

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.

However, this area of the Halliwell ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (57%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 63
Good 57
Fair 51
Bad 32
Very Bad 7
Total 210

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BL4 8UA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 34
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs 16
No GCSEs 81
Other 13
Total 191

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 75% 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 157
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 11
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 5
Other Asian 4
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 210

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 160
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 7
Other 31
Total 210

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 8UA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 140
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 48

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 105
No Religion 53
Buddhist 0
Hindu 10
Jewish 0
Muslim 19
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 21
Total 210

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 52
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 2
Total 130

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 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 78

Bolton, BL4 8UA is within the Bolton Town Centre policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 464 crimes were reported within half a mile of BL4 8UA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 464 crimes committed near BL4 8UA
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Below are the details of the closest services to BL4 8UA. 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 8UA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bolton, BL4 8UA. The nearest railway station is Bolton, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bolton 840 yards
Hall i' th' Wood 1.5 miles
Moses Gate 2.1 miles
Bromley Cross 2.5 miles
Lostock 2.6 miles
Farnworth 2.8 miles
Kearsley 3.4 miles
Atherton 4 miles
Hag Fold 4.1 miles
Westhoughton 4.1 miles
Horwich Parkway 4.4 miles
Daisy Hill 4.4 miles
Walkden 4.4 miles
Entwistle 5.3 miles
Moorside 5.5 miles
Blackrod 5.7 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 6 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 6.3 miles
Hindley 6.4 miles
Patricroft 7.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bolton, BL4 8UA. The nearest is Gaskell Community Primary School, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gaskell Community Primary School 730 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Bolton 0.6 miles
St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School 0.6 miles
The Olive School, Bolton 0.6 miles  
Pikes Lane Primary School 0.6 miles
Gilnow Primary School 0.7 miles
Bolton Parish Church CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Brownlow Fold Primary School 0.8 miles
The Valley Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Clarendon Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bolton, BL4 8UA. The nearest is Bolton UTC, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bolton UTC 0.5 miles
Eden Boys' School Bolton 0.9 miles
Bolton Muslim Girls School 1 mile
Thornleigh Salesian College 1.6 miles
Smithills School 1.6 miles
Essa Academy 1.7 miles
Mount St Joseph 1.7 miles
Canon Slade CofE School 1.8 miles
Sharples School 1.9 miles
Ladybridge High School 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bolton, BL4 8UA. The nearest is Bolton General Practice, approximately 230 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bolton General Practice 230 yards
Dr Loomba 350 yards
Lever Chambers 1 350 yards
Deane Surgery 0.6 miles
Drs Jeyam & Jesudas 0.6 miles
Halliwell Surgery 3 0.6 miles
The Halliwell Surgery 0.6 miles
Bradford Street Surgery 0.6 miles
3D Medical Centre 0.6 miles
Dr M Dakshina-Murthi 0.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Bolton, BL4 8UA. The nearest is The Smile Clinic, approximately 130 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 8UA. The nearest is SpaMedica Eye Hospital Bolton, approximately 520 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bolton, BL4 8UA. The nearest is Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care 210 yards
Specsavers Opticians 320 yards
Vision Express 320 yards
One Vision Opticians 350 yards
The Spectacle Centre 380 yards
Boots-Bolton - The Gates 390 yards
Eyewear Brands 400 yards
Cloughs Opticians 680 yards
Andrew Fletcher Opticians 700 yards
Deane Eye Clinic 0.6 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.

  NHS Choices