Area Information for Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB

Holding Street in Hindley is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Hindley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Makerfield. This page combines information for the address Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WN2 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 WN2 2RB.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wigan
Ward Hindley
Constituency Makerfield
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 Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB:

Hill Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RA
Pilkington Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RF
Ladies Lane, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2QG
Ladies Lane, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RN
Shuttle Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RD
Langset Avenue, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2QW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WN2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB 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 14 property sales in Holding 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 26
Semi-Detached 64
Terraced 47
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 138
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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 52
Owned with Mortgage 59
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 1
Total 135

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 44
Two People 51
Three People 24
Four People 11
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 98

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 Makerfield constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 137
Female 150
Total 287

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 10
5-7 6
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 16
25-29 24
30-44 61
45-59 55
60-64 19
65-74 43
75-84 13
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 287

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WN2 2RB 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 81
Married 126
Divorced 21
Separated 6
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 248

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 136
Good 100
Fair 32
Bad 14
Very Bad 5
Total 287

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) 42
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 70
Other 5
Total 248

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan) 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 99% 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 284
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 1
Black African 1
Total 287

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 278
Wales 0
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 4
Total 287

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 WN2 2RB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 253
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 32

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 233
No Religion 35
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 287

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hindley ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 23% 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 96
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 53
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 2
Total 232

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 23
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 149

Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB is within the Hindley policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Hindley. 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 WN2 2RB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB. The nearest railway station is Hindley, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hindley 310 yards
Ince (Manchester) 1.5 miles
Wigan North Western 2.4 miles
Westhoughton 2.4 miles
Wigan Wallgate 2.4 miles
Daisy Hill 2.4 miles
Horwich Parkway 3 miles
Hag Fold 3.3 miles
Blackrod 3.6 miles
Pemberton 3.9 miles
Atherton 4.1 miles
Lostock 4.1 miles
Bryn 4.1 miles
Gathurst 5.1 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 5.2 miles
Garswood 5.3 miles
Orrell 5.5 miles
Newton-le-Willows 6.2 miles
Appley Bridge 6.5 miles
Bolton 6.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB. The nearest is St Benedict's Catholic Primary School Hindley, approximately 730 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB. The nearest is Hindley High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hindley High School 0.7 miles
Dean Trust Rose Bridge 1.5 miles
Westhoughton High School 2.5 miles
The Westleigh School 2.6 miles
The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College 2.6 miles
Hawkley Hall High School 2.7 miles
St John Fisher Catholic High School 3.4 miles
Atherton High School 3.6 miles  
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 3.8 miles
Golborne High School 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB. The nearest is Pennygate Medical Centre, approximately 80 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 Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB. The nearest is Hindley Dental Practice, approximately 180 yards 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 Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB. The nearest is Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Holding Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2RB. The nearest is Greenhalgh Opticians, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Greenhalgh Opticians 450 yards
Barnes-Hazel (Opticians) Ltd 730 yards
Vision Express UK Ltd 2.2 miles
Spectacle Services Opticians 2.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.3 miles
Jacksons Opticians 2.3 miles
Boots-Wigan 2.4 miles
The Spectacle Centre 2.4 miles
I Site Opticians 2.5 miles
Roberts Opticians 2.5 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.