Area Information for Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ

Balmoral Drive 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 Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BL6 5UJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
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 Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ:

Doune Avenue, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UP
Kenmore Close, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UW
Hill Lane, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5JG
Newark Close, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UT
Glamis Court, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5US
Inveraray Avenue, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UQ

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 Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ 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 13 property sales in Balmoral Drive 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 9
Semi-Detached 51
Terraced 48
Flat (Purpose-Built) 18
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 127
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton contains a higher than average level of social housing - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 42
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 36
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 123

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 43
Two People 45
Three People 12
Four People 15
Five People 3
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 123

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 80

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 132
Female 142
Total 274

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 21
5-7 9
8-9 3
10-14 11
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 10
25-29 13
30-44 56
45-59 53
60-64 21
65-74 26
75-84 24
85-89 8
90+ 3
Total 274

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL6 5UJ 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 70
Married 103
Divorced 24
Separated 3
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 225

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 105
Good 90
Fair 54
Bad 21
Very Bad 4
Total 274

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) 23
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 77
Other 21
Total 225

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Balmoral Drive, 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 100% 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 273
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 274

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 264
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 1
Other 0
Total 274

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 5UJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
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 67

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 209
No Religion 47
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 274

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Horwich and Blackrod ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 2
Total 190

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 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 10
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 124

Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ 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 Balmoral Drive
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 5UJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ. The nearest railway station is Blackrod, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blackrod 0.9 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 1.4 miles
Horwich Parkway 2.4 miles
Hindley 3.6 miles
Wigan Wallgate 3.8 miles
Westhoughton 3.8 miles
Ince (Manchester) 3.9 miles
Wigan North Western 3.9 miles
Lostock 4.3 miles
Chorley 4.3 miles
Gathurst 4.8 miles
Daisy Hill 4.9 miles
Appley Bridge 5.3 miles
Pemberton 5.4 miles
Hag Fold 5.7 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 6.2 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 6.3 miles
Atherton 6.5 miles
Orrell 6.5 miles
Bryn 6.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ. The nearest is Blackrod Anglican/Methodist Primary School, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Blackrod Anglican/Methodist Primary School 240 yards
Blackrod Primary School 1 mile
St David Haigh and Aspull CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
Adlington Primary School 1.5 miles
St Catherine's CofE Primary School 1.5 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Anderton 1.6 miles
Adlington St Paul's Church of England Primary School 1.6 miles
Our Lady's RC Primary School Wigan 1.6 miles
Anderton Primary School 1.7 miles
Beacon Primary School 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ. The nearest is Rivington and Blackrod High School, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rivington and Blackrod High School 2.1 miles
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 2.6 miles
Dean Trust Rose Bridge 3.4 miles
Standish Community High School 3.4 miles
Holy Cross Catholic High School 3.4 miles
St John Fisher Catholic High School 3.5 miles
Albany Academy 3.6 miles
The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College 3.7 miles
Shaftesbury High School 3.8 miles
Shevington High School 3.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ. The nearest is Unsworth Group Practice, Blackrod, 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 Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ. The nearest is Adlington Dental Practice, approximately 1.3 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 Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ. The nearest is Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Balmoral Drive, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5UJ. The nearest is Hilton & Timms Opticians, approximately 1.7 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.