Area Information for Manchester, M29 8XZ

This postcode in Manchester is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Tyldesley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leigh. This page combines information for the address Manchester, M29 8XZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of M29 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 March 2005. 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 Tyldesley
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, M29 8XZ 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 Manchester consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 108
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 119
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 66
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 0
Total 116

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 19
Two People 59
Three People 15
Four People 19
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 116

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 19
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 79

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 Leigh constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 143
Female 135
Total 278

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 4
5-7 6
8-9 5
10-14 7
15 5
16-17 5
18-19 5
20-24 18
25-29 13
30-44 31
45-59 82
60-64 35
65-74 50
75-84 10
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 278

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of M29 8XZ there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 61% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 52
Married 169
Divorced 10
Separated 4
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 251

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 131
Good 96
Fair 32
Bad 13
Very Bad 6
Total 278

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) 69
Apprenticeship 24
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 45
Other 9
Total 251

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 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 273
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 278

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 267
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 3
Total 278

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 M29 8XZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 262
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 13

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 225
No Religion 35
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 278

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Tyldesley ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 30% 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 84
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 72
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 1
Total 239

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 2
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 144

Manchester, M29 8XZ is within the Tyldesley 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 M29 8XZ
Neighbourhood Team Address Tyldesley
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Below are the details of the closest services to M29 8XZ. 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 M29 8XZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Manchester, M29 8XZ. The nearest railway station is Atherton, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Atherton 1.5 miles
Walkden 2.1 miles
Hag Fold 2.3 miles
Daisy Hill 3.2 miles
Moses Gate 3.3 miles
Farnworth 3.4 miles
Kearsley 3.6 miles
Moorside 4 miles
Bolton 4.1 miles
Westhoughton 4.1 miles
Patricroft 4.3 miles
Lostock 4.3 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 4.6 miles
Eccles 5.1 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 5.5 miles
Hindley 5.5 miles
Flixton 5.7 miles
Horwich Parkway 5.7 miles
Irlam 5.7 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 5.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Manchester, M29 8XZ. The nearest is Garrett Hall Primary School, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Garrett Hall Primary School 850 yards
Tyldesley St George's Central CofE Primary School and Nursery 0.6 miles
Tyldesley Primary School 0.7 miles
Holy Family Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
St John's CofE Primary School Mosley Common 1 mile
Peel Hall Primary School 1.1 miles
St Stephen's CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
Boothstown Methodist Primary School 1.3 miles
Hindsford CofE Primary School 1.3 miles
Hilton Lane Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Manchester, M29 8XZ. The nearest is Fred Longworth High School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fred Longworth High School 1.2 miles
St Mary's Catholic High School 1.6 miles
Harrop Fold School 1.6 miles
Atherton Community School 1.9 miles
St James's Church of England High School 2.3 miles
Bedford High School 2.4 miles
Co-op Academy Walkden 2.6 miles
King's Leadership Academy Bolton 2.7 miles  
Essa Academy 2.8 miles
Harper Green School 2.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Manchester, M29 8XZ. The nearest is Poplar St Surgery, 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 Manchester, M29 8XZ. The nearest is Tyldesley Dental Centre, approximately 0.7 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, M29 8XZ. The nearest is Woodlands Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Woodlands Hospital 1.2 miles
Royal Bolton Hospital 2.7 miles
Leigh Infirmary 2.8 miles
Hulton Hospital 3.4 miles
SpaMedica Eye Hospital Bolton 4.5 miles
BMI The Beaumont Hospital 4.8 miles
Trafford General Hospital 5.4 miles
Trafford Health Centre 5.4 miles
Oaklands Hospital 5.5 miles
Salford Royal 5.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Manchester, M29 8XZ. The nearest is seddons opticians, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
seddons opticians 0.7 miles
J W Caldicott 0.9 miles
District Opticians 1.4 miles
Specsavers Healthcall 1.6 miles
Prais Opticians 1.6 miles
Hepworth & Hall 1.8 miles
seddons opticians 1.8 miles
Tesco Opticians (Walkden Branch, Manchester) 2 miles
Yates & Suddell 2 miles
Addison R 2.1 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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