BL1 Postcode Area Information

Population
68,741
Avg Annual Income
£37,550
Full Time Employees
23.44%
Average Age
38.68

Bolton, BL1 Postcode Area Overview

The BL1 postcode area is located in the Bolton, Bolton postcode town, in the North West, England region.

The BL1 postcode area, located in Bolton, England, is in the North West region of England. This particular postcode covers areas including Bolton, Smithills, Halliwell, Heaton, Lostock, Deane, as well as parts of the Westhoughton area. Its rich urban fabric is woven with an array of amenities including shopping centers, schools, hospitals, recreational parks, and religious centers. It serves as a hub for retail and is particularly known for Crompton Place Shopping Centre.

Geographically, BL1 sits amidst diverse landscapes including hills, valleys, forests, and water bodies. Wilderswood and Walker Fold Woods offer captivating natural scapes. Notably, two major rivers, the River Tonge and River Croal, flow through BL1, adding to the area's natural charm.

Transportation is highly efficient in the BL1 postcode area. It is served by a network of local bus services linking it to the surrounding areas. Major roads like A58, which links to Leeds, and A666, which connects to the M61 motorway, cross through BL1, providing excellent road connectivity. Bolton Railway Station, located in this area, offers direct connections to cities like Manchester, Blackpool, and Birmingham. Besides, Manchester International Airport is within an hour's drive, catering to the international travel needs.

Overall, BL1 is a well-connected postcode area with an array of amenities and a charming blend of urban life and natural beauty, making it a lovely place for both residents and visitors.

a big area of BL1 postcode district describes a diverse community with residents from both the EU and the UK, and a mix of ethnicities.

Residents:

  • Many residents come from the EU, but there are also more UK-born residents compared to similar areas.
  • A significant Pakistani community resides here.
  • Residents are more likely to:
  • Live in houses, not flats.
  • Not follow any religion.
  • Identify as mixed or multiple ethnicities.
  • Education levels are generally lower than average for this group.

Overall: A Major part of this postcode area represents a diverse community with people from various backgrounds. While education levels are lower than average, residents enjoy a mix of housing options and diverse cultures.

It's important to note that this description generalizes the area and individual experiences may vary.

Electoral Wards

The BL1 postcode area covers Astley Bridge, Crompton, Great Lever, Halliwell, Heaton and Lostock, Smithills, Tonge with the Haulgh electoral wards.

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BL1 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of BL1 postcode area is 68,741. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the area is White: English, with a total of 39,420, followed by Indian, with a total of 10,220. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (27,981), followed by Muslim (19,826).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (12,996), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (10,393).

Economic Status

Most people in the BL1 postcode area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (17,980), while 11,429 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 15,639 adults have Level 4 education, while 8,415 have Level 3 education. The most common occupations in the BL1 area are

  • Professional occupations (5145)
  • Elementary occupations (3479), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (3198)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode BL1 is 39 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (21812), Between 35 to 44 (13917), and Between 25 to 34 (13669).

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in BL1 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (8,880) followed by Never worked and long-term unemployed (7,751), and Routine occupations (7,640).

Postcodes in BL1

There are total 9 postcode sectors present in the BL1 (listed below). The postcode BL1 has a total of 3131 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of BL1
NameType
AreaBL1
Ward

Astley Bridge

Crompton

Great Lever

Halliwell

Heaton and Lostock

Smithills

Tonge with the Haulgh

LTLA22Bolton
UTLA22Bolton
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland

Bolton, BL1 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

Bolton, BL1 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

1

Violence and sexual offences

1

Criminal damage and arson

1

Violence and sexual offences

1

Violence and sexual offences

4

Violence and sexual offences

2

Violence and sexual offences

1

Violence and sexual offences

2

Violence and sexual offences

1

Other theft

1

Violence and sexual offences

1

Other theft

2

Violence and sexual offences

1

Violence and sexual offences

1

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in BL1 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in BL1 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£291,875.00£155,000.00 - £460,000.003
Flat£82,500.00£70,000.00 - £95,000.002
Semi-Detached£174,500.00£160,000.00 - £189,000.002
Terraced£126,222.22£103,000.00 - £235,000.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£76,375.00£60,000.00 - £92,750.002
Semi-Detached£186,750.00£131,500.00 - £300,000.004
Terraced£100,875.00£75,000.00 - £140,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£377,500.00£100,000.00 - £810,000.003
Flat£163,500.00£163,500.00 - £163,500.001
Semi-Detached£231,500.00£143,000.00 - £320,000.002
Terraced£126,500.00£108,000.00 - £145,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£313,250.00£250,000.00 - £407,000.003
Other£1,400,000.00£1,400,000.00 - £1,400,000.001
Semi-Detached£205,250.00£145,000.00 - £280,000.004
Terraced£147,542.29£50,000.00 - £255,000.0017
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£365,000.00£300,000.00 - £420,000.005
Flat£215,012.50£101,600.00 - £460,000.008
Other£338,750.00£77,500.00 - £600,000.004
Semi-Detached£338,093.75£225,000.00 - £490,000.0016
Terraced£112,900.15£75,000.00 - £157,000.0021
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£388,750.00£300,000.00 - £425,000.003
Flat£111,000.00£86,000.00 - £145,000.003
Other£420,000.00£180,000.00 - £660,000.002
Semi-Detached£227,937.50£90,000.00 - £415,000.0016
Terraced£119,891.47£57,000.00 - £250,000.0038
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£507,541.67£264,000.00 - £900,000.0012
Flat£163,500.00£65,000.00 - £340,000.0015
Other£498,495.83£88,500.00 - £1,000,000.0010
Semi-Detached£276,327.00£107,950.00 - £425,000.0029
Terraced£145,293.45£57,000.00 - £335,000.0054
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Semi-Detached£278,000.00£186,000.00 - £370,000.002
Terraced£136,133.33£60,000.00 - £360,000.0013
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£382,500.00£125,000.00 - £520,000.004
Flat£150,000.00£101,000.00 - £232,000.003
Other£141,000.00£120,000.00 - £150,000.003
Semi-Detached£235,400.00£160,000.00 - £464,000.0012
Terraced£172,579.17£73,000.00 - £365,000.0015
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£433,245.00£169,950.00 - £610,000.007
Flat£107,530.00£90,000.00 - £119,000.005
Other£733,500.00£80,000.00 - £1,365,000.003
Semi-Detached£321,652.78£170,000.00 - £581,000.0011
Terraced£124,394.54£67,000.00 - £385,000.0035
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£607,637.50£225,000.00 - £2,100,000.009
Flat£80,991.67£52,000.00 - £105,000.006
Other£150,000.00£150,000.00 - £150,000.001
Semi-Detached£248,750.00£137,000.00 - £530,000.0012
Terraced£132,725.65£62,000.00 - £275,000.0028
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£287,500.00£287,500.00 - £287,500.001
Flat£96,250.00£56,500.00 - £160,000.006
Other£190,750.00£99,500.00 - £282,000.002
Semi-Detached£205,247.92£126,500.00 - £330,000.0010
Terraced£141,740.00£60,000.00 - £590,000.0015
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£445,714.29£195,000.00 - £575,000.008
Flat£105,000.00£52,000.00 - £185,000.007
Other£91,766.67£800.00 - £227,000.003
Semi-Detached£238,729.17£135,000.00 - £485,000.0019
Terraced£173,964.05£37,000.00 - £725,000.0045
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£446,312.50£210,000.00 - £625,000.0012
Flat£100,868.75£65,000.00 - £149,950.0016
Other£800.00£800.00 - £800.001
Semi-Detached£216,772.73£150,000.00 - £300,000.0015
Terraced£149,627.48£48,400.00 - £340,000.0060
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£517,500.00£305,000.00 - £730,000.002
Flat£143,477.27£49,000.00 - £180,000.0012
Other£149,000.00£145,000.00 - £153,000.002
Semi-Detached£216,888.89£82,000.00 - £572,000.0012
Terraced£117,533.65£51,000.00 - £205,000.0021
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£81,250.00£61,500.00 - £101,000.002
Other£584,000.00£584,000.00 - £584,000.001
Semi-Detached£177,541.67£65,000.00 - £245,000.007
Terraced£129,875.00£64,000.00 - £295,000.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£354,833.33£100,000.00 - £624,000.005
Flat£120,135.88£63,500.00 - £250,000.0018
Other£303,012.50£26,600.00 - £1,750,000.007
Semi-Detached£195,937.50£92,500.00 - £350,000.0019
Terraced£124,957.89£50,000.00 - £430,000.0039
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£352,750.00£240,000.00 - £995,000.009
Flat£158,111.11£70,000.00 - £315,000.009
Other£190,000.00£160,000.00 - £220,000.002
Semi-Detached£209,615.28£100,000.00 - £395,000.0022
Terraced£132,760.00£60,000.00 - £225,000.0030
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£466,433.57£150,000.00 - £1,550,000.0015
Flat£114,743.33£62,500.00 - £194,380.0010
Other£159,125.00£25,000.00 - £375,000.006
Semi-Detached£223,706.25£142,000.00 - £355,000.0021
Terraced£135,361.62£80,000.00 - £292,500.0042
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£434,583.33£130,000.00 - £860,000.0012
Flat£111,388.89£80,000.00 - £167,500.009
Other£239,583.33£100,000.00 - £457,500.006
Semi-Detached£218,804.90£65,000.00 - £350,000.0019
Terraced£129,512.20£48,000.00 - £285,000.0040
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£414,996.21£195,000.00 - £722,000.0017
Flat£321,977.50£61,500.00 - £545,000.0021
Other£224,991.67£122,000.00 - £640,000.004
Semi-Detached£242,545.45£68,000.00 - £575,000.0017
Terraced£127,226.19£50,000.00 - £350,000.0056
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£395,933.33£168,000.00 - £630,000.008
Flat£101,583.33£62,000.00 - £151,000.0012
Other£702,500.00£267,500.00 - £1,825,000.003
Semi-Detached£317,152.94£100,000.00 - £710,000.0021
Terraced£119,435.29£58,500.00 - £234,000.0049
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£469,368.75£270,000.00 - £1,000,000.006
Flat£123,750.00£60,000.00 - £275,000.0015
Other£292,050.00£122,000.00 - £512,000.007
Semi-Detached£193,436.27£100,000.00 - £375,000.0020
Terraced£123,951.09£36,000.00 - £281,000.0031
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£479,968.75£100,000.00 - £1,105,000.0011
Flat£182,863.46£68,000.00 - £260,000.0014
Other£215,833.33£100,000.00 - £545,000.005
Semi-Detached£223,192.19£92,000.00 - £410,000.0024
Terraced£131,626.39£39,950.00 - £280,000.0039
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£405,395.00£107,000.00 - £1,200,000.009
Flat£107,670.96£55,000.00 - £185,000.0014
Other£1,788,083.33£31,000.00 - £6,025,000.005
Semi-Detached£234,369.08£155,000.00 - £365,000.0023
Terraced£119,979.70£70,000.00 - £323,000.0026
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£385,833.33£240,000.00 - £620,000.006
Flat£109,136.36£60,000.00 - £213,000.0011
Other£162,526.83£31,750.00 - £525,000.005
Semi-Detached£212,737.50£80,000.00 - £475,000.0018
Terraced£141,861.55£45,000.00 - £325,000.0044
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£462,127.50£220,000.00 - £1,850,000.0012
Flat£104,545.45£60,000.00 - £170,000.0011
Other£223,333.33£62,000.00 - £450,000.006
Semi-Detached£200,475.94£100,000.00 - £500,000.0023
Terraced£139,778.59£43,000.00 - £489,950.0052
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£340,416.67£165,000.00 - £825,000.007
Flat£104,889.29£65,000.00 - £230,000.0014
Other£169,500.00£89,000.00 - £250,000.002
Semi-Detached£203,739.50£135,000.00 - £400,000.0012
Terraced£121,795.03£40,500.00 - £300,000.0038
Schools in the BL1 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Brownlow Fold Primary SchoolPrimary, Good235 3-11BL13DX
Church Road Primary SchoolPrimary, Good452 3-11BL15RU
Devonshire Road Primary SchoolPrimary, Good420 4-11BL14ND
Gaskell Community Primary SchoolPrimary, Requires improvement458 3-11BL12QG
High Lawn Primary SchoolPrimary, Good485 2-11BL17EX
Johnson Fold Community Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding241 2-11BL15UG
Markland Hill Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding316 4-11BL15EJ
Oxford Grove Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding448 3-11BL13EJ
Sharples Primary SchoolPrimary, Good241 3-11BL18RU
The Oaks Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding218 5-11BL17HS
Gilnow Primary SchoolPrimary, Good209 3-11BL14LG
St Matthew's CofE Primary School, BoltonPrimary, Good438 3-11BL12JL
Thomasson Memorial SchoolSpecial, Good79 2-16BL14PJ
St Thomas C of E Primary School, HalliwellPrimary, Good360 3-11BL13JB
Holy Infant and St Anthony RC Primary SchoolPrimary, Good205 5-11BL16QJ
St Thomas of Canterbury RC SchoolPrimary, Good404 4-11BL15LH
St Joseph's RC Primary School, Halliwell, BoltonPrimary, Good216 3-11BL13EJ
Thornleigh Salesian CollegeSecondary, Good1624 11-18BL16PQ
Eden Boys' School BoltonSecondary, Outstanding617 11-18BL13QE
The Valley Community Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding520 2-11BL18JG
St Paul's CofE Primary School, Astley BridgePrimary, Outstanding261 2-11BL18QA
Smithills SchoolSecondary, Good1032 11-16BL16JS
Sharples SchoolSecondary, Good1166 11-16BL18SN
Park School Teaching ServicePRU, Good8 11-16BL14QR
Youth Challenge PruPRU, Outstanding61 5-16BL16JT
The Olive School, BoltonPrimary, Outstanding425 4-11BL18HT
St Peter's Smithills Dean Church of England Primary SchoolPrimary, Good213 4-11BL16LA
Amenities in the BL1 Postcode Area
  • Cakes for Sharing, BL1
  • AL AQSA HALAL MEAT AND GROCERY, BL1 4RX
  • Al Halal Butchers & Groceries, BL1 3AT
  • Greenhalgh's, BL1 6AB
  • Greenhalgh's, BL1 1NB
  • Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, BL1 2EW
  • Oaklands Guest House, BL1 8PU
  • Bolton Rugby Union F.C., BL1 3AW
  • Finishers Arms, BL1 5RE
  • Ainsworth Arms, BL1 8BY
  • Astley Bridge Conservative Club, BL1 8NP
  • Astley Bridge Cricket Club, BL1 6PZ
  • Bolton Community Kitchen, BL1 3AW
  • Baking Barriers, BL1 2AL
  • Bear Shakes, BL1 2AR
  • Cafe de Casa, BL1 2DH
  • Krazy Carting Ltd, BL1 8GR
  • Donuts, BL1
  • Aston & Co, BL1
  • Big Taste Grill, BL1
  • Classic Cafe, BL1
  • Dion's Diner, BL1
  • Belle's Kitchen, BL1
  • Caribbean Catering Kompany Ltd, BL1
  • Taste Of Hausaland, BL1
  • Yummily Scrummily Cakes, BL1
  • Astley Bridge Baptist Church, BL1 6NL
  • Impex Trading, BL1 8DS
  • Aldi, BL1 2HJ
  • Asda, BL1 8QG
  • Lidl, BL1 8TH
  • Marks & Spencer, BL1 1HH
  • Bambu, BL1 1HA
  • A1 Fish and Chips, BL1 6AH
  • ABY’s, BL1 8AN
  • Alison's, BL1 1BU
  • Allen's Fried Chicken, BL1 4JU
  • Abacus Playschool, BL1 5JE
  • Astley Grange Home, BL1 8DU
  • Barlow Park Young Peoples Centre, BL1 7NT
  • Bolton Children's Opportunity Group, BL1 4QB
  • Bolton Hospice, BL1 4QT
  • Mellors Catering Services, BL1 3QE
  • Aspens at Thornleigh Salesian College, BL1 6PQ
  • Bolton School, BL1 4PB
  • Bright Horizons Bolton Day Nursery & Preschool, BL1 4AL
  • Brownlow Fold Primary School, BL1 3DX
  • Barron's of Beef, BL1 6AE
  • Berivan Foods Ltd, BL1 8DL
  • Bread Basket, BL1 3LG
  • Eric Watson Honey Man, BL1 6HZ
  • Maje Worldwide Limted, BL1 1PF
  • Real Peru Store, BL1 4EN
  • SST UK Limited, BL1 3AG