Area Information for Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW

Thornton Close in Lowton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Lowton East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leigh. This page combines information for the address Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WA3 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 WA3 1DW.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wigan
Ward Lowton East
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 Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW:

Hayes Row, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DL
Sandy Lane, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DN
Green House Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1AD
Kane Court, Sandy Lane, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DA
Gregory Row, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DJ
Sandy Lane, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WA3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW 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 19 property sales in Thornton Close 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 Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 24
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 82
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 157
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 69
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 0
Total 148

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 63
Two People 41
Three People 21
Four People 19
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 148

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 33
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 26
Total 128

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 54% male.

Gender
Male 165
Female 141
Total 306

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 19
5-7 10
8-9 7
10-14 16
15 4
16-17 5
18-19 6
20-24 17
25-29 20
30-44 89
45-59 66
60-64 18
65-74 18
75-84 5
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 306

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WA3 1DW 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 88
Married 103
Divorced 36
Separated 6
Widowed 13
Same Sex 4
Total 250

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.

Health
Very Good 155
Good 86
Fair 46
Bad 13
Very Bad 6
Total 306

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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) 62
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 57
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 10
Total 250

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 287
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 4
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 6
Black African 1
Other 2
Total 306

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 291
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 10
Total 306

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 WA3 1DW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 265
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 38

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 216
No Religion 69
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 15
Total 306

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 105
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 2
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
Manufacturing 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 26
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 172

Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW is within the Lowton East 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 Thornton Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Lowton East
Chapel Street
Leigh
WN7 2PS
Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk/content/triage-division.html?ReadForm&Division=Wigan

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 Lowton. 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 WA3 1DW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW. The nearest railway station is Newton-le-Willows, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Newton-le-Willows 3.1 miles
Earlestown 4 miles
Bryn 4.2 miles
Daisy Hill 4.5 miles
Hag Fold 4.5 miles
Hindley 4.5 miles
Atherton 4.6 miles
Birchwood 4.7 miles
Ince (Manchester) 4.9 miles
Garswood 5 miles
Padgate 5 miles
Glazebrook 5.1 miles
Westhoughton 5.5 miles
Wigan North Western 5.6 miles
Wigan Wallgate 5.7 miles
Irlam 5.8 miles
Pemberton 6.1 miles
Warrington Central 6.2 miles
Warrington Bank Quay 6.7 miles
St Helens Junction 6.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW. The nearest is Lowton St Mary's CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School, approximately 280 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW. The nearest is Lowton Church of England High School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lowton Church of England High School 530 yards
    
Golborne High School 1.5 miles
    
Culcheth High School 2.4 miles
    
The Westleigh School 2.7 miles
    
Bedford High School 2.7 miles
    
Hope Academy 3.2 miles
    
St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield 3.6 miles
    
The Byrchall High School 3.7 miles
    
Hindley High School 3.8 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic High School 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW. The nearest is Lowton Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lowton Surgery 0.6 miles
Kadiyala V 0.6 miles
Braithwaite Road Surgery 0.9 miles
Slag Lane Medical Centre 1 mile
Leigh Sports Village Practice 1.2 miles
Dr D Pal 1.8 miles
Golborne Health Centre 1.8 miles
Railway Surgery 1.8 miles
Family Medical Practice 1.8 miles
Leigh Family Practice 2 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW. The nearest is Church Lane Dental Practice, approximately 1.1 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 Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW. The nearest is Ashwood Court Independent Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Thornton Close, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 1DW. The nearest is J W Caldicott, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
J W Caldicott 1 mile
Bridgford Opticians 1.8 miles
seddons opticians 1.8 miles
Gill Opticians 1.9 miles
Vision Express 1.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.9 miles
Crompton Opticians 1.9 miles
T J Crompton Opticians 2.2 miles
Makerfield Eye Centre 3.5 miles
Bowen & Leeming 3.6 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 WA3 1DW

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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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 44.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 67.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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