Area Information for Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE

Church Walks in Westhoughton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Westhoughton South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton West. This page combines information for the address Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BL5 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 BL5 2BE.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bolton
Ward Westhoughton South
Constituency Bolton West
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 Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE:

School Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BG
School Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2GH
Bowlands Hey, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BD
Green Meadows, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BL
Green Meadows, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BW
Sunny Garth, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2AD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BL5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE 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 one property sale in Church Walks 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 Church Walks, Westhoughton, 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 12
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 125
Flat (Purpose-Built) 63
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 241
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Church Walks, Westhoughton, 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 51
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 88
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 2
Total 230

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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 87
Two People 102
Three People 26
Four People 14
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 230

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 60
C2 - Skilled manual workers 46
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 54
Total 191

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 West constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 219
Female 211
Total 430

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 18
5-7 5
8-9 5
10-14 18
15 2
16-17 13
18-19 6
20-24 32
25-29 59
30-44 110
45-59 88
60-64 20
65-74 23
75-84 20
85-89 7
90+ 4
Total 430

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BL5 2BE is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 149
Married 134
Divorced 53
Separated 24
Widowed 20
Same Sex 2
Total 382

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 167
Good 191
Fair 57
Bad 15
Very Bad 0
Total 430

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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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 99
Apprenticeship 26
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 48
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 62
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 56
No GCSEs or Equivalent 72
Other 19
Total 382

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 404
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 7
Pakistani 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 6
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 430

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 385
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 25
Other 14
Total 430

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BL5 2BE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 349
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 21
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 47

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 311
No Religion 83
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 2
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 27
Total 430

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Westhoughton South ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 200
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 8
Total 351

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 24
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 60
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 21
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 268

Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE is within the Westhoughton South 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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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Church Walks
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Below are the details of the closest services to Westhoughton. 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 BL5 2BE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE. The nearest railway station is Westhoughton, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Westhoughton 830 yards
Daisy Hill 0.8 miles
Hag Fold 1.7 miles
Hindley 2 miles
Horwich Parkway 2 miles
Lostock 2.1 miles
Atherton 2.5 miles
Blackrod 3.4 miles
Ince (Manchester) 3.6 miles
Wigan Wallgate 4.3 miles
Wigan North Western 4.4 miles
Bolton 4.5 miles
Moses Gate 5.2 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 5.4 miles
Hall-i'-th'-Wood 5.7 miles
Farnworth 5.7 miles
Walkden 5.8 miles
Pemberton 6 miles
Bryn 6 miles
Kearsley (Manchester) 6.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE. The nearest is St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School 100 yards
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School 630 yards
Washacre Primary School 0.6 miles
The Gates Primary School 0.6 miles
St George's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Eatock Primary School 0.7 miles
St Thomas CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill 1.1 miles
Castle Hill St Philip's CofE Primary School 1.7 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Hindley Green 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE. The nearest is Westhoughton High School, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westhoughton High School 770 yards
Hindley High School 1.9 miles
Atherton High School 2.4 miles  
The Westleigh School 2.4 miles
Ladybridge High School 2.4 miles
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 2.6 miles
Fred Longworth High School 3.2 miles
Essa Academy 3.4 miles
Dean Trust Rose Bridge 3.4 miles
King's Leadership Academy Bolton 3.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE. The nearest is Stable Fold Surgery, approximately 470 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 Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE. The nearest is mydentist, Church Street, Westhoughton, approximately 210 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 Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE. The nearest is Beaumont Hospital, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Church Walks, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BE. The nearest is Spectacle Services Opticians, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spectacle Services Opticians 380 yards
Tesco Opticians 2.2 miles
Greenhalgh Opticians 2.2 miles
seddons opticians 2.3 miles
Hepworth & Hall 2.4 miles
Boots-Bolton - Linkway 2.4 miles
Barnes-Hazel (Opticians) Ltd 2.4 miles
Sensory Care 2.7 miles
Deane Clinic Opticians 2.9 miles
J E Rainford Ltd 2.9 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 BL5 2BE

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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 3 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 48.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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