Area Information for Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR

Grafton Street in Atherton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Atherleigh ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leigh. This page combines information for the address Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of M46 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 M46 0QR.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wigan
Ward Atherleigh
Constituency Leigh
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 Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR:

Leigh Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0PJ
Bedford Drive, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QQ
Leigh Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0PQ
Briarcroft Drive, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QT
Riley Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QS
Greenough Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about M46 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR 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 6 property sales in Grafton Street 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 82
Semi-Detached 41
Terraced 78
Flat (Purpose-Built) 34
Flat (Converted) 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 237
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 20% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 74
Owned with Mortgage 97
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 45
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 226

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 60
Two People 75
Three People 37
Four People 45
Five People 5
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 226

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 38
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 51
C2 - Skilled manual workers 48
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 39
Total 176

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 281
Female 269
Total 550

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 37
5-7 20
8-9 11
10-14 35
15 9
16-17 11
18-19 14
20-24 33
25-29 47
30-44 121
45-59 113
60-64 30
65-74 45
75-84 16
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 550

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode M46 0QR 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 148
Married 205
Divorced 31
Separated 19
Widowed 33
Same Sex 2
Total 438

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 293
Good 178
Fair 55
Bad 20
Very Bad 4
Total 550

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) 107
Apprenticeship 19
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 56
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 85
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 67
No GCSEs or Equivalent 86
Other 18
Total 438

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 519
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 13
Chinese 5
Other Asian 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 550

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 517
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 6
Other 20
Total 550

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 M46 0QR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 454
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 77

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 441
No Religion 71
Buddhist 5
Hindu 12
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 550

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 178
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 55
Self Employed 51
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 60
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 7
Total 414

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 30
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 27
RetailInc. Wholesale 45
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 27
HealthInc. Social Work 39
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 291

Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR is within the Atherleigh 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 Grafton Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Atherleigh
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Below are the details of the closest services to Atherton. 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 M46 0QR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR. The nearest railway station is Hag Fold, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hag Fold 1.3 miles
Atherton 1.5 miles
Daisy Hill 1.6 miles
Westhoughton 2.8 miles
Hindley 3.3 miles
Lostock 3.9 miles
Horwich Parkway 4.5 miles
Ince (Manchester) 4.5 miles
Walkden 4.6 miles
Moses Gate 5.2 miles
Bolton 5.2 miles
Farnworth 5.5 miles
Wigan North Western 5.5 miles
Wigan Wallgate 5.5 miles
Blackrod 5.8 miles
Kearsley 5.8 miles
Bryn 5.8 miles
Newton-le-Willows 6.2 miles
Glazebrook 6.4 miles
Moorside 6.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR. The nearest is St Michael's CofE Primary School, Howe Bridge, approximately 460 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR. The nearest is Atherton Community School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Atherton Community School 0.7 miles
The Westleigh School 0.9 miles
Fred Longworth High School 1.3 miles
Bedford High School 1.7 miles
Westhoughton High School 2.3 miles
St Mary's Catholic High School 2.3 miles
Hindley High School 2.5 miles
Lowton Church of England High School 3.2 miles
Ladybridge High School 3.7 miles
Essa Academy 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR. The nearest is Dr Adeyinka Adejumo, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dr Adeyinka Adejumo half a mile
Westleigh Medical Centre 0.8 miles
Bag Lane Surgery 0.8 miles
Meadowview Surgery 0.8 miles
Nelson St Surgery 0.8 miles
Dr Khaing Surgery 0.9 miles
Esa Surgery Ltd 0.9 miles
Grasmere Surgery 0.9 miles
Lilford Park Surgery 0.9 miles
Seven Brooks Practice 0.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR. The nearest is Atherton Dental Centre, approximately 0.8 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 Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR. The nearest is Leigh Infirmary, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Grafton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0QR. The nearest is seddons opticians, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
seddons opticians 0.9 miles
Hepworth & Hall 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
seddons opticians 1.4 miles
Bridgford Opticians 1.5 miles
Gill Opticians 1.5 miles
Vision Express 1.5 miles
J W Caldicott 1.6 miles
seddons opticians 1.8 miles
Spectacle Services Opticians 2.3 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.

  NHS Choices

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Broadband in M46 0QR

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 2 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 73.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband 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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