Area Information for Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH

Wigan Road 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 Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH, 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 2BH.

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 Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH:

Wearish Lane, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2AW
Cunningham Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2AN
Oakhurst Grove, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2AU
Wearish Lane, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2AX
Hoskers Nook, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2RS
Dobb Brow Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2AY

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 Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH 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 Wigan Road 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 39
Semi-Detached 48
Terraced 56
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 145
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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 47
Owned with Mortgage 68
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 1
Total 143

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 29
Two People 54
Three People 23
Four People 24
Five People 8
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 143

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 19
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 35
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 106

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 176
Female 196
Total 372

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 30
5-7 10
8-9 12
10-14 22
15 9
16-17 10
18-19 12
20-24 24
25-29 19
30-44 69
45-59 68
60-64 29
65-74 26
75-84 28
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 372

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL5 2BH 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 100
Married 143
Divorced 29
Separated 5
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 289

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.

Health
Very Good 184
Good 131
Fair 41
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 372

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 64
Apprenticeship 28
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 41
No GCSEs or Equivalent 67
Other 10
Total 289

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Wigan Road, Westhoughton, 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 96% 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 357
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Pakistani 5
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Total 372

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 344
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 11
Other 11
Total 372

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 BL5 2BH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 302
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 56

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.

Religion
Christian 290
No Religion 53
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 8
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 372

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 112
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 2
Total 257

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 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 28
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 174

Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Wigan Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Westhoughton South
Force Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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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 2BH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH. The nearest railway station is Daisy Hill, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Daisy Hill 1 mile
Westhoughton 1.1 miles
Hindley 1.5 miles
Hag Fold 1.9 miles
Horwich Parkway 2.4 miles
Atherton 2.7 miles
Lostock 2.8 miles
Ince (Manchester) 3 miles
Blackrod 3.6 miles
Wigan North Western 3.9 miles
Wigan Wallgate 3.9 miles
Bolton 5.1 miles
Bryn 5.4 miles
Pemberton 5.4 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 5.5 miles
Moses Gate 5.7 miles
Walkden 6.1 miles
Farnworth 6.2 miles
Hall-i'-th'-Wood 6.4 miles
Gathurst 6.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH. The nearest is St George's CofE Primary School, approximately 360 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH. The nearest is Westhoughton High School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westhoughton High School 1 mile
    
Hindley High School 1.2 miles
    
The Westleigh School 2 miles
    
Atherton High School 2.4 miles  
Dean Trust Rose Bridge 3 miles
    
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 3 miles
    
Ladybridge High School 3.1 miles
    
Fred Longworth High School 3.2 miles
    
Essa Academy 3.9 miles
    
Bedford High School 3.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH. The nearest is Stable Fold Surgery, approximately 0.9 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 Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH. The nearest is mydentist, Church Street, Westhoughton, approximately 0.8 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 Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH. The nearest is Leigh Infirmary, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BH. The nearest is Spectacle Services Opticians, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spectacle Services Opticians 0.8 miles
Greenhalgh Opticians 1.6 miles
Barnes-Hazel (Opticians) Ltd 1.8 miles
seddons opticians 2.4 miles
Hepworth & Hall 2.4 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.7 miles
Boots-Bolton - Linkway 2.8 miles
seddons opticians 3.3 miles
Bridgford Opticians 3.3 miles
Sensory Care 3.3 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.