Area Information for Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU

Library Street in Westhoughton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton West. This page combines information for the address Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU, 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 3AU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bolton
Ward Westhoughton North and Chew Moor
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 Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU:

Market Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AN
Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AT
Market Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AW
Market Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3BD
Market Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AH
Victoria Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AR

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 Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU 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 5 property sales in Library Street 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 Library Street, 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 19
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 118
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 166
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 23% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 66
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 35
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 162

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 49
Two People 61
Three People 26
Four People 15
Five People 9
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 162

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 130

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 48% male.

Male 176
Female 191
Total 367

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 28
5-7 3
8-9 8
10-14 22
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 12
20-24 35
25-29 38
30-44 73
45-59 64
60-64 33
65-74 27
75-84 14
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 367

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL5 3AU 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 124
Married 124
Divorced 26
Separated 11
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 305

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 175
Good 115
Fair 63
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 367

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) 65
Apprenticeship 16
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 50
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 51
No GCSEs or Equivalent 62
Other 3
Total 305

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Library Street, 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 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 364
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Chinese 1
Total 367

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 355
Wales 3
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 5
Total 367

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 3AU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 298
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 68

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 255
No Religion 80
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 32
Total 367

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 127
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 8
Total 287

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 45
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 20
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 199

Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU is within the Westhoughton North 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 Library Street
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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 3AU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU. The nearest railway station is Westhoughton, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Westhoughton half a mile
Daisy Hill 0.7 miles
Hag Fold 1.5 miles
Lostock 2 miles
Horwich Parkway 2.2 miles
Atherton 2.2 miles
Hindley 2.3 miles
Blackrod 3.6 miles
Ince (Manchester) 3.8 miles
Bolton 4.3 miles
Wigan Wallgate 4.6 miles
Wigan North Western 4.6 miles
Moses Gate 4.9 miles
Farnworth 5.5 miles
Walkden 5.5 miles
Hall-i'-th'-Wood 5.5 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 5.6 miles
Kearsley (Manchester) 6 miles
Pemberton 6.2 miles
Bryn 6.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU. The nearest is Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School 440 yards
St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School 470 yards
Washacre Primary School 720 yards
The Gates Primary School 0.6 miles
St Thomas CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Eatock Primary School 0.7 miles
St George's CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill 1 mile
Atherton St George's CofE Primary School 1.7 miles
St Richard's Roman Catholic Primary School Atherton 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU. The nearest is Westhoughton High School, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westhoughton High School 280 yards
Hindley High School 2.1 miles
Ladybridge High School 2.2 miles
Atherton High School 2.2 miles  
The Westleigh School 2.4 miles
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 2.6 miles
Fred Longworth High School 3 miles
Essa Academy 3.1 miles
King's Leadership Academy Bolton 3.1 miles  
Bolton Muslim Girls School 3.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU. The nearest is Stable Fold Surgery, approximately 450 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 Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU. The nearest is mydentist, Park Road, Westhoughton, approximately 220 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 Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU. The nearest is Beaumont Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Library Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3AU. The nearest is Spectacle Services Opticians, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spectacle Services Opticians 160 yards
seddons opticians 2.2 miles
Hepworth & Hall 2.2 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.3 miles
Boots-Bolton - Linkway 2.5 miles
Sensory Care 2.5 miles
Greenhalgh Opticians 2.5 miles
Barnes-Hazel (Opticians) Ltd 2.6 miles
Deane Clinic Opticians 2.7 miles
J E Rainford Ltd 2.7 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.