Area Information for Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS

Southover 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 Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS, 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 2HS.

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 Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS:

St Georges Avenue, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2EU
Clive Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HR
Gunters Avenue, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HD
Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HA
Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HT
Gellert Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HX

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 Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS 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 34 property sales in Southover 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 Southover, Westhoughton, 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 31
Semi-Detached 98
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 131
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 50% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 56
Owned with Mortgage 64
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 127

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 33
Two People 65
Three People 22
Four People 4
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 127

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 79

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 129
Female 135
Total 264

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 10
5-7 7
8-9 5
10-14 8
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 2
20-24 8
25-29 11
30-44 47
45-59 62
60-64 27
65-74 41
75-84 29
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 264

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL5 2HS 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 36
Married 136
Divorced 33
Separated 9
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 232

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 104
Good 81
Fair 52
Bad 23
Very Bad 4
Total 264

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) 52
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 54
Other 15
Total 232

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 249
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 8
Chinese 1
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 1
Total 264

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 249
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 10
Total 264

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 2HS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 210
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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.

Religion
Christian 207
No Religion 25
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 18
Total 264

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Westhoughton South ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 26% 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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 53
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 10
Total 201

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 114

Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS 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 Southover
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 2HS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS. The nearest railway station is Daisy Hill, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Daisy Hill 460 yards
Hag Fold 1.2 miles
Westhoughton 1.2 miles
Atherton 1.9 miles
Hindley 2.2 miles
Lostock 2.6 miles
Horwich Parkway 2.8 miles
Ince (Manchester) 3.7 miles
Blackrod 4.1 miles
Wigan North Western 4.6 miles
Wigan Wallgate 4.6 miles
Bolton 4.7 miles
Moses Gate 5.1 miles
Walkden 5.3 miles
Farnworth 5.6 miles
Bryn 5.9 miles
Hall-i'-th'-Wood 6 miles
Kearsley (Manchester) 6 miles
Pemberton 6.1 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 6.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS. The nearest is Eatock Primary School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Eatock Primary School 380 yards
    
St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill 540 yards
    
Washacre Primary School 640 yards
    
St George's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School 1 mile
    
St Thomas CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Atherton St George's CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
    
The Gates Primary School 1.3 miles
    
St Richard's Roman Catholic Primary School Atherton 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS. The nearest is Westhoughton High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westhoughton High School 0.7 miles
    
Atherton High School 1.7 miles  
The Westleigh School 1.7 miles
    
Hindley High School 1.8 miles
    
Fred Longworth High School 2.5 miles
    
Ladybridge High School 2.7 miles
    
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 3.3 miles
    
Essa Academy 3.3 miles
    
Bedford High School 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 Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS. 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 Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS. The nearest is mydentist, Park Road, Westhoughton, 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 Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS. The nearest is Leigh Infirmary, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southover, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2HS. The nearest is Spectacle Services Opticians, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spectacle Services Opticians 0.7 miles
seddons opticians 1.7 miles
Hepworth & Hall 1.7 miles
Greenhalgh Opticians 2.3 miles
Barnes-Hazel (Opticians) Ltd 2.4 miles
J W Caldicott 2.8 miles
seddons opticians 2.9 miles
Bridgford Opticians 2.9 miles
seddons opticians 2.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 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 2HS

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 22 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 57.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
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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