Area Information for Bury, BL9 5JH

This postcode in Bury is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Moorside ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bury North. This page combines information for the address Bury, BL9 5JH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BL9 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 October 2004. 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 Urban
Local Authority Bury
Ward Moorside
Constituency Bury North
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 Bury, BL9 5JH:

Walmersley Road, Bury, BL9 5AY
Back Walmersley Road West, Bury, BL9 5DA
Russell Street, Bury, BL9 5AX
Canning Street, Bury, BL9 5AS
Walmersley Road, Bury, BL9 5AN
Vernon Street, Bury, BL9 5AR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BL9 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bury, BL9 5JH 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 Bury consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 4
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 55
Flat (Purpose-Built) 21
Flat (Converted) 58
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 145
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bury contains a higher than average level of social housing - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 25
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 34
Rent Free 4
Total 118

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 66
Two People 17
Three People 12
Four People 12
Five People 1
Six People 6
Seven People 2
8+ People 2
Total 118

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 46
Total 104

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around BL9 5JH however is predominantly male (63%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 187
Female 112
Total 299

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 12
5-7 6
8-9 1
10-14 18
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 12
20-24 24
25-29 39
30-44 66
45-59 69
60-64 15
65-74 14
75-84 9
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 299

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BL9 5JH 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 137
Married 73
Divorced 32
Separated 7
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 258

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.

However, this area of the Moorside ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 116
Good 87
Fair 50
Bad 39
Very Bad 7
Total 299

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) 27
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs 40
No GCSEs 90
Other 16
Total 258

Ethnic Group Embed This

Bury can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 56% 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 168
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 4
Pakistani 95
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 5
Other Asian 2
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 299

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 226
Wales 1
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 6
Other 58
Total 299

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 BL9 5JH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 203
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 73

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 114
No Religion 55
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 2
Muslim 96
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 27
Total 299

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 74
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 26
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 38
Other 20
Total 246

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 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 116

Bury, BL9 5JH is within the Moorside policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 189 crimes were reported within half a mile of BL9 5JH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 189 crimes committed near BL9 5JH
Neighbourhood Team Address Moorside

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Below are the details of the closest services to BL9 5JH. 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 BL9 5JH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bury, BL9 5JH. The nearest railway station is Castleton (Manchester), approximately 4.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castleton (Manchester) 4.6 miles
Bromley Cross 5 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 5.1 miles
Kearsley 5.2 miles
Farnworth 5.3 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 5.5 miles
Moses Gate 5.5 miles
Rochdale 5.6 miles
Bolton 5.9 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 5.9 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 6.2 miles
Moorside 6.4 miles
Entwistle 6.4 miles
Walkden 7.1 miles
Moston 7.2 miles
Smithy Bridge 7.6 miles
Salford Crescent 7.9 miles
Manchester Victoria 8.1 miles
Eccles 8.2 miles
Salford Central 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bury, BL9 5JH. The nearest is St John with St Mark CofE Primary School, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John with St Mark CofE Primary School 450 yards
St Paul's Church of England Primary School, Bury 740 yards
St Joseph and St Bede RC Primary School 860 yards
Chesham Primary School 0.6 miles
East Ward Community Primary School 0.7 miles
St Thomas Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
Holy Trinity Primary School 0.8 miles
St Marie's Roman Catholic Primary School, Bury 0.8 miles
Woodbank Primary School 0.8 miles
Elton Community Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bury, BL9 5JH. The nearest is Broad Oak Sports College, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Broad Oak Sports College 0.8 miles
St Gabriel's RC High School 1 mile
Bury Church of England High School 1.2 miles
The Derby High School 1.4 miles
The Elton High School 1.6 miles
Tottington High School 2.1 miles
Castlebrook High School 2.8 miles
Holy Family Roman Catholic and Church of England College 2.9 miles
Woodhey High School 2.9 miles
Siddal Moor Sports College 3.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bury, BL9 5JH. The nearest is Dr Afzal Hussain, approximately 120 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 Bury, BL9 5JH. The nearest is The Dental Practice, approximately 120 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 Bury, BL9 5JH. The nearest is Child & Family Service, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bury, BL9 5JH. The nearest is Vision Express Ltd, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Express Ltd 710 yards
Boots-Bury - Union Arcade 0.5 miles
Yates & Suddell 0.6 miles
Rose & Tarrant Opticians 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Boots-Bury - Princess Parade 0.7 miles
Asda Stores Ltd 1.7 miles
J H Fisher Opticians 2.3 miles
Shaw's Opticians 2.8 miles
Leightons Optometrists 2.9 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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