Area Information for The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA

The Linkway in Horwich 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 The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA, 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 6JA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
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 The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA:

Calderburn Close, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6RL
Eastgate Approach, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6SY
Holbeck Close, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6RJ
Ashburn Close, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6RN
Springburn Close, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6SR
Holmebrook Drive, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6RH

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 The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA 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 2 property sales in The Linkway 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 32
Semi-Detached 54
Terraced 58
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 159
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This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 55% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 27
Owned with Mortgage 86
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 41
Rent Free 0
Total 155

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 40
Two People 58
Three People 35
Four People 20
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 155

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 61
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 56
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 141

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 181
Female 170
Total 351

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 43
5-7 12
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 5
16-17 1
18-19 4
20-24 24
25-29 54
30-44 120
45-59 45
60-64 13
65-74 14
75-84 5
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 351

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL6 6JA 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 102
Married 147
Divorced 21
Separated 4
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 280

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 211
Good 107
Fair 27
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 351

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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) 132
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Other 7
Total 280

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% white.

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 294
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 33
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 3
Other Asian 3
Black African 1
Total 351

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 302
Wales 5
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 6
Other 23
Total 351

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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 6JA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 297
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 32

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.

Religion
Christian 200
No Religion 89
Buddhist 1
Hindu 24
Jewish 0
Muslim 22
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 351

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Horwich and Blackrod ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 63% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 173
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 1
Total 275

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 23
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 53
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 20
Education 31
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 225

The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA 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 The Linkway
Neighbourhood Team Address Horwich and Blackrod
Force Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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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 6JA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA. The nearest railway station is Horwich Parkway, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Horwich Parkway 740 yards
Blackrod 1.5 miles
Lostock 1.9 miles
Westhoughton 2 miles
Daisy Hill 3.1 miles
Hindley 3.3 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 3.4 miles
Hag Fold 3.8 miles
Ince (Manchester) 4.4 miles
Atherton 4.4 miles
Bolton 4.5 miles
Wigan Wallgate 4.8 miles
Wigan North Western 4.9 miles
Hall-i'-th'-Wood 5.1 miles
Bromley Cross (Lancs) 5.6 miles
Moses Gate 5.8 miles
Chorley 6.1 miles
Farnworth 6.5 miles
Pemberton 6.6 miles
Gathurst 6.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA. The nearest is Chorley New Road Primary Academy, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chorley New Road Primary Academy 770 yards
    
St Mary's RC Primary School half a mile
    
Claypool Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Horwich Parish CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St Catherine's CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Beacon Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Blackrod Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Lostock Primary School 1.8 miles
    
The Gates Primary School 1.9 miles
    
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School 2.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA. The nearest is St Joseph's RC High School, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph's RC High School 620 yards
    
Rivington and Blackrod High School 1.9 miles
    
Westhoughton High School 2.5 miles
    
Ladybridge High School 2.7 miles
    
Smithills School 3.5 miles
    
Outwood Academy Hindley 3.7 miles  
Thornleigh Salesian College 4 miles
    
University Collegiate School 4 miles
    
Dean Trust Rose Bridge 4 miles
    
Bolton Muslim Girls School 4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA. The nearest is Kildonan House, approximately 0.9 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 The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA. The nearest is The Smile Clinic (Horwich), approximately 0.9 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 The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA. The nearest is The Beaumont Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA. The nearest is Boots-Bolton - Linkway, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Bolton - Linkway < 50 yards
Tesco Opticians 350 yards
RKEYECARE 610 yards
Asda Vision Centre 0.9 miles
Justin Kellett Opticians 1.2 miles
D G Optical 1.2 miles
Spectacle Services Opticians 2.5 miles
Sensory Care 2.9 miles
J Bowden Ltd 3 miles
Deane Clinic Opticians 3.1 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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Broadband in BL6 6JA

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 26 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 42.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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