Area Information for Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP

Station Road in Blackrod is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Horwich and Blackrod ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton West. This page combines information for the address Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BL6 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 2016. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Bolton
Ward Horwich and Blackrod
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 Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP:

Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5JE
Junction Close, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GN
Moss Lane, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5JB
Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5JF
The Horizons, Moss Lane, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GH
Blackrod By Pass, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5RS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BL6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP 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

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 67
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 69
Flat (Purpose-Built) 70
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 238
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 60
Owned with Mortgage 87
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 59
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 212

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 75
Two People 74
Three People 34
Four People 20
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 212

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 52
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 61
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 172

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 228
Female 225
Total 453

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 29
5-7 17
8-9 7
10-14 15
15 4
16-17 8
18-19 12
20-24 30
25-29 38
30-44 100
45-59 102
60-64 25
65-74 41
75-84 19
85-89 6
90+ 0
Total 453

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL6 5GP 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 142
Married 171
Divorced 35
Separated 16
Widowed 15
Same Sex 2
Total 381

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 242
Good 153
Fair 43
Bad 10
Very Bad 5
Total 453

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 125
Apprenticeship 22
2+ A Levels 50
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 73
1-4 GCSEs 46
No GCSEs 53
Other 12
Total 381

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Station Road, Blackrod, 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 446
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Other 3
Total 453

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 435
Wales 4
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 2
Other 8
Total 453

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 BL6 5GP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 402
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 46

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 307
No Religion 112
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 29
Total 453

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 171
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 52
Self Employed 32
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 53
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 0
Total 356

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 20
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 28
RetailInc. Wholesale 41
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 27
HealthInc. Social Work 31
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 266

Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP is within the Horwich and Blackrod 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 Station Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Horwich and Blackrod

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Below are the details of the closest services to Blackrod. 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 BL6 5GP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP. The nearest railway station is Blackrod, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blackrod 220 yards
Horwich Parkway 1.4 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 2.2 miles
Westhoughton 3 miles
Lostock 3.2 miles
Hindley 3.4 miles
Ince (Manchester) 4 miles
Daisy Hill 4.1 miles
Wigan Wallgate 4.2 miles
Wigan North Western 4.2 miles
Hag Fold 4.9 miles
Chorley 4.9 miles
Atherton 5.6 miles
Gathurst 5.7 miles
Bolton 5.9 miles
Pemberton 5.9 miles
Appley Bridge 6.3 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 6.3 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 6.5 miles
Bromley Cross 6.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP. The nearest is Blackrod Primary School, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Blackrod Primary School 810 yards
St Catherine's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Blackrod Anglican/Methodist Primary School 0.9 miles
Beacon Primary School 1.1 miles
Horwich Parish CofE Primary School 1.3 miles
Chorley New Road Primary School 1.3 miles
St Mary's RC Primary School 1.3 miles
St David Haigh and Aspull CofE Primary School 1.6 miles
Our Lady's RC Primary School Wigan 1.7 miles
Aspull Church Primary School 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP. The nearest is Rivington and Blackrod High School, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rivington and Blackrod High School 1.5 miles
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 1.6 miles
Dean Trust Rose Bridge 3.5 miles  
Westhoughton High School 3.6 miles
Wigan UTC 4 miles
Hindley High School 4 miles
Ladybridge High School 4.1 miles
The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College 4.2 miles
Holy Cross Catholic High School 4.2 miles
St John Fisher Catholic High School 4.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP. The nearest is Unsworth Group Practice, Blackrod, approximately 0.8 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 Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP. The nearest is Horwich Dental Practice, approximately 1 mile 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 Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP. The nearest is BMI The Beaumont Hospital, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GP. The nearest is Asda Vision Centre, approximately 0.9 miles away.

* 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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