Area Information for Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX

Spa Road in Atherton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Atherton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bolton West. This page combines information for the address Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX, 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 9WX.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wigan
Ward Atherton
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 Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX:

Queens Avenue, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9SG
Denbigh Grove, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9SF
Dalebank, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9PE
Coronation Avenue, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9NY
Colwyn Grove, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9XE
Gregory Avenue, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9NX

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 Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX 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 9 property sales in Spa Road 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

The area containing Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 5
Semi-Detached 77
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 38
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 70% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 84
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 127

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 47
Two People 33
Three People 18
Four People 15
Five People 10
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 67
Total 115

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 51% male.

Male 155
Female 147
Total 302

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 30
5-7 18
8-9 12
10-14 20
15 2
16-17 9
18-19 10
20-24 22
25-29 28
30-44 77
45-59 45
60-64 16
65-74 7
75-84 5
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 302

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode M46 9WX 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 112
Married 58
Divorced 30
Separated 10
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 220

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 140
Good 95
Fair 44
Bad 18
Very Bad 5
Total 302

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) 14
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 83
Other 14
Total 220

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 277
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Pakistani 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 4
Total 302

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 276
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 7
Other 14
Total 302

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 9WX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 200
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 92

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 202
No Religion 72
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 13
Total 302

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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 23
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 30
Other 7
Total 214

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 21
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 108

Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX is within the Atherton 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 Spa Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Atherton
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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 9WX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX. The nearest railway station is Hag Fold, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hag Fold 50 yards
Atherton 0.7 miles
Daisy Hill 1 mile
Westhoughton 1.9 miles
Lostock 2.7 miles
Hindley 3.4 miles
Horwich Parkway 3.6 miles
Bolton 3.9 miles
Moses Gate 4.1 miles
Walkden 4.1 miles
Farnworth 4.5 miles
Ince (Manchester) 4.9 miles
Kearsley (Manchester) 4.9 miles
Blackrod 5 miles
Hall-i'-th'-Wood 5.5 miles
Wigan North Western 5.7 miles
Wigan Wallgate 5.8 miles
Moorside 5.9 miles
Bromley Cross (Lancs) 6.5 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 6.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX. The nearest is St Richard's Roman Catholic Primary School Atherton, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Richard's Roman Catholic Primary School Atherton 610 yards
Meadowbank Primary School & Children's Centre 670 yards
Atherton St George's CofE Primary School 760 yards
St Philip's CofE Primary School, Atherton 0.7 miles
Chowbent Primary School 0.8 miles
Parklee Community School 0.9 miles
St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill 1.1 miles
St Michael's CofE Primary School, Howe Bridge 1.1 miles
Washacre Primary School 1.2 miles
St Thomas CofE Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX. The nearest is Atherton High School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Atherton High School 0.9 miles
Westhoughton High School 1.4 miles
Fred Longworth High School 1.5 miles
The Westleigh School 2 miles
Ladybridge High School 2.4 miles
Essa Academy 2.5 miles
King's Leadership Academy Bolton 2.6 miles  
Bedford High School 2.8 miles
Outwood Academy Hindley 2.8 miles  
St Mary's Catholic High School 3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX. The nearest is Dr Vasanth and Partner, approximately 0.5 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 Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX. The nearest is Mayfield Dental Care, 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 Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX. The nearest is Leigh Infirmary, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Spa Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9WX. The nearest is Hepworth & Hall, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hepworth & Hall 0.7 miles
seddons opticians 0.7 miles
Spectacle Services Opticians 1.5 miles
J W Caldicott 1.7 miles
seddons opticians 1.8 miles
Sensory Care 2.5 miles
Deane Clinic Opticians 2.6 miles
J E Rainford Ltd 2.6 miles
Shanti Eyecare 2.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.8 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.


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Broadband in M46 9WX

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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 207.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1096Mbps
Average Upload Speed 17.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 49Mbps
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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