Area Information for Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ

Bolton Road 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 Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bolton
Ward Westhoughton North and Chew Moor
Constituency Bolton West
Region North West
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ 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 Road, 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 31
Terraced 94
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 153
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 44
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 43
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 149

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 46
Two People 53
Three People 32
Four People 8
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 149

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 37
Total 121

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 50% male.

Male 168
Female 168
Total 336

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 26
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 24
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 11
20-24 26
25-29 35
30-44 71
45-59 64
60-64 14
65-74 23
75-84 15
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 336

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL5 3JQ 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 123
Married 95
Divorced 34
Separated 6
Widowed 14
Same Sex 2
Total 274

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 159
Good 108
Fair 48
Bad 17
Very Bad 4
Total 336

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) 59
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 63
Other 11
Total 274

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bolton 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 98% 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 329
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Total 336

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 323
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 6
Total 336

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 3JQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 276
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 55

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 229
No Religion 100
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 7
Total 336

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 114
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 1
Total 251

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 30
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 182

Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ 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.

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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 3JQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ. The nearest railway station is Westhoughton, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Westhoughton 680 yards
Daisy Hill 0.9 miles
Hag Fold 1.6 miles
Lostock 1.7 miles
Horwich Parkway 2 miles
Atherton 2.3 miles
Hindley 2.6 miles
Blackrod 3.5 miles
Bolton 4 miles
Ince (Manchester) 4.1 miles
Moses Gate 4.7 miles
Wigan Wallgate 4.8 miles
Wigan North Western 4.9 miles
Hall-i'-th'-Wood 5.2 miles
Farnworth 5.3 miles
Walkden 5.4 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 5.5 miles
Kearsley (Manchester) 5.8 miles
Bromley Cross (Lancs) 6.1 miles
Pemberton 6.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ. The nearest is Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School 350 yards
The Gates Primary School 680 yards
St Thomas CofE Primary School half a mile
St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School 0.5 miles
Washacre Primary School 0.7 miles
Eatock Primary School 1 mile
St George's CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill 1.3 miles
Lostock Primary School 1.8 miles
Atherton St George's CofE Primary School 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ. The nearest is Westhoughton High School, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westhoughton High School 550 yards
Ladybridge High School 1.9 miles
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 2.4 miles
Atherton High School 2.4 miles  
Hindley High School 2.4 miles
The Westleigh School 2.7 miles
Essa Academy 2.9 miles
King's Leadership Academy Bolton 2.9 miles  
Fred Longworth High School 3.1 miles
Bolton Muslim Girls School 3.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ. The nearest is Stable Fold Surgery, approximately 540 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 Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ. The nearest is mydentist, Park Road, Westhoughton, approximately 630 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 Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ. The nearest is Beaumont Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3JQ. The nearest is Spectacle Services Opticians, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spectacle Services Opticians 740 yards
Tesco Opticians 2.1 miles
Sensory Care 2.1 miles
Boots-Bolton - Linkway 2.2 miles
Hepworth & Hall 2.3 miles
seddons opticians 2.3 miles
Deane Clinic Opticians 2.4 miles
J E Rainford Ltd 2.4 miles
Shanti Eyecare 2.7 miles
J E Rainford Ltd 2.8 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.