Area Information for Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP

Foxholes Road in Horwich is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Horwich North East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton West. This page combines information for the address Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP, 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 6AP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bolton
Ward Horwich North East
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 Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP:

Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AJ
Stoneycroft Avenue, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AN
Stoneycroft Close, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AW
Manor Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AR
Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AL
Factory Hill, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6SE

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 Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP 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 10 property sales in Foxholes Road 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 83
Semi-Detached 23
Terraced 56
Flat (Purpose-Built) 39
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 206
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 84
Owned with Mortgage 90
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rent Free 1
Total 202

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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 65
Two People 92
Three People 21
Four People 16
Five People 7
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 202

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 66
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 154

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 51% male.

Male 211
Female 206
Total 417

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 13
5-7 4
8-9 2
10-14 24
15 4
16-17 9
18-19 7
20-24 17
25-29 23
30-44 84
45-59 109
60-64 46
65-74 44
75-84 21
85-89 5
90+ 5
Total 417

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL6 6AP 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 87
Married 219
Divorced 34
Separated 5
Widowed 23
Same Sex 2
Total 370

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 227
Good 146
Fair 32
Bad 8
Very Bad 4
Total 417

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Foxholes Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 186
Apprenticeship 13
2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs 31
No GCSEs 36
Other 14
Total 370

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Foxholes Road, Horwich, 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 407
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 3
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 417

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 398
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 2
Other 8
Total 417

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BL6 6AP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 390
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
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 25

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 312
No Religion 85
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 417

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Horwich North East ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% 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 149
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 74
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 339

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 48
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 40
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 240

Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP is within the Horwich North East 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 Foxholes Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Horwich North East

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Below are the details of the closest services to Horwich. 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 6AP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP. The nearest railway station is Blackrod, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blackrod 1.7 miles
Horwich Parkway 1.7 miles
Lostock 2.6 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 2.9 miles
Westhoughton 3.3 miles
Daisy Hill 4.4 miles
Hindley 4.5 miles
Bolton 4.8 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 5 miles
Hag Fold 5 miles
Bromley Cross 5.1 miles
Chorley 5.1 miles
Ince (Manchester) 5.5 miles
Atherton 5.6 miles
Wigan Wallgate 5.7 miles
Wigan North Western 5.8 miles
Entwistle 6.1 miles
Moses Gate 6.3 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 6.9 miles
Farnworth 7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP. The nearest is Horwich Parish CofE Primary School, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Horwich Parish CofE Primary School 650 yards
Beacon Primary School 0.6 miles
St Mary's RC Primary School 0.8 miles
Chorley New Road Primary School 0.9 miles
St Catherine's CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
Claypool Primary School 1.2 miles
Blackrod Primary School 2 miles
Rivington Foundation Primary School 2 miles
Blackrod Anglican/Methodist Primary School 2.4 miles
Johnson Fold Community Primary School 2.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP. The nearest is Rivington and Blackrod High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rivington and Blackrod High School 0.8 miles
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 1.1 miles
Smithills School 3.2 miles
Ladybridge High School 3.5 miles
Thornleigh Salesian College 3.7 miles
Westhoughton High School 3.8 miles
Eden Boys' School Bolton 4.1 miles
Bolton UTC 4.3 miles
Albany Academy 4.5 miles
Sharples School 4.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP. The nearest is Dr Malhotra & Partners, approximately 0.6 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 Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP. The nearest is The Smile Clinic (Horwich), approximately 0.6 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 Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP. The nearest is BMI The Beaumont Hospital, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Foxholes Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AP. The nearest is Asda Vision Centre, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Asda Vision Centre 0.8 miles
Boots-Bolton - Linkway 1.3 miles
Tesco Opticians 1.5 miles
Hilton & Timms Opticians 2.8 miles
J Bowden Ltd 3.1 miles
Sensory Care 3.6 miles
I & M Eyecare 3.6 miles
Deane Clinic Opticians 3.7 miles
J E Rainford Ltd 3.8 miles
Univision Eye Centre 3.8 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.

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Average Download Speed 70.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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