Area Information for Manchester, M28 4AX

This postcode in Manchester is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Astley Mosley Common ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leigh. This page combines information for the address Manchester, M28 4AX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of M28 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 1994. 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 Wigan
Ward Astley Mosley Common
Constituency Leigh
Region North West
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Manchester, M28 4AX 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 6
Semi-Detached 42
Terraced 39
Flat (Purpose-Built) 26
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 114
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Manchester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 82% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 89
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 112

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 73
Two People 21
Three People 6
Four People 8
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 112

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 35

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Astley Mosley Common ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 78
Female 109
Total 187

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around M28 4AX has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 48% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 6
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 4
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 6
20-24 6
25-29 5
30-44 15
45-59 26
60-64 19
65-74 33
75-84 43
85-89 6
90+ 8
Total 187

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of M28 4AX the number widowed residents is high - 24% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 44
Married 55
Divorced 26
Separated 4
Widowed 44
Same Sex 0
Total 173

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 Astley Mosley Common ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (45%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 44
Good 40
Fair 67
Bad 31
Very Bad 5
Total 187

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

M28 4AX and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 16
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 97
Other 6
Total 173

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Manchester) 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 97% 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 182
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Total 187

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 174
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 2
Other 5
Total 187

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 M28 4AX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 117
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 64

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 157
No Religion 15
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 11
Total 187

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Astley Mosley Common ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 33% 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 27
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 38
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 3
Total 116

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 4
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 44

Manchester, M28 4AX is within the Astley Mosley Common 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 M28 4AX
Neighbourhood Team Address Astley Mosley Common
Chapel Street
Leigh
WN7 2PS
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 M28 4AX. 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 M28 4AX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Manchester, M28 4AX. The nearest railway station is Walkden, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Walkden 1.7 miles
Atherton 2.5 miles
Hag Fold 3.2 miles
Moorside 3.3 miles
Patricroft 3.4 miles
Kearsley (Manchester) 3.5 miles
Farnworth 3.5 miles
Moses Gate 3.6 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 3.9 miles
Daisy Hill 4.2 miles
Eccles (Manchester) 4.2 miles
Bolton 4.7 miles
Flixton 4.8 miles
Chassen Road 4.9 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 4.9 miles
Irlam 5 miles
Westhoughton 5.1 miles
Urmston 5.1 miles
Lostock 5.3 miles
Glazebrook 5.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Manchester, M28 4AX. The nearest is Holy Family Catholic Primary School, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holy Family Catholic Primary School 280 yards
    
St John's CofE Primary School Mosley Common 320 yards
    
Boothstown Methodist Primary School 580 yards
    
St Andrew's CofE Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Garrett Hall Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Ellenbrook Community Primary School 1 mile
    
St Stephen's CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Tyldesley Primary School 1.2 miles
    
James Brindley Community Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Peel Hall Primary School 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Manchester, M28 4AX. The nearest is Harrop Fold School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harrop Fold School 1.4 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic High School 1.6 miles
    
Co-op Academy Walkden 1.9 miles
    
Fred Longworth High School 2 miles
    
Bedford High School 2.6 miles
    
Atherton Community School 2.7 miles
    
St James's Church of England High School 2.7 miles
    
Kearsley Academy 2.8 miles
    
Salford City Academy 2.8 miles
    
St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College 3.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Manchester, M28 4AX. The nearest is Boothstown Medical Centre , approximately 650 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 Manchester, M28 4AX. The nearest is Boothstown Dental Practice, approximately 0.5 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 Manchester, M28 4AX. The nearest is Woodlands Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Manchester, M28 4AX. The nearest is Specsavers Healthcall, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Healthcall 0.7 miles
Prais Opticians 0.7 miles
seddons opticians 1.5 miles
District Opticians 1.6 miles
J W Caldicott 1.7 miles
Addison R 1.7 miles
Lyne J 1.8 miles
Yates & Suddell 1.8 miles
Specscart (Ellesmere Shopping Centre) 1.8 miles
Tesco Opticians (Walkden Branch, Manchester) 1.8 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.