BL2 Postcode Area Information

Population
48,156
Avg Annual Income
£37,413
Full Time Employees
26.57%
Average Age
40.55

Bolton, BL2 Postcode Area Overview

The BL2 postcode area is located in the Bolton, Bury, Bolton, Bury postcode town, in the North West, England region.

The BL2 postcode area, also known as the Bolton postcode area, is located in the northwest of England. This postcode area covers several settlements including Bolton, Bury, and some parts of Blackburn with Darwen.

Bolton, the largest town in the district, is known for its rich history in textiles and a blend of cultural amenities such as museums, art centres and public parks. Bury, on the other hand, is famous for its open-air markets and the Bury Art Museum.

From a geographical perspective, the BL2 postcode area comprises mainly urban surroundings interspersed with some areas of green land. It is in proximity to the West Pennine Moors, offering scenic landscapes and opportunity for outdoor activities.

The transport infrastructure in BL2 is well-developed and efficiently serves the area. The region benefits from its accessibility to the greater Manchester area and beyond, with connections via the motorway network and regional train and bus services. Bolton railway station is a key transport hub offering regular services to Manchester, Blackburn and other destinations.

The BL2 postcode area extends its service provision to include education and healthcare facilities, including a range of primary and secondary schools and Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, illustrating the well-rounded amenities this postcode area offers.

With its historical appeal, transport accessibility and amenity provision, the BL2 postcode area makes up a vibrant and thriving region in northwest England.

A Major part of this postcode area has a young, diverse community with many residents born in Africa, facing some challenges.

Residents:

  • Mostly young adults, many born in Africa.
  • Fewer married couples and families with children compared to similar areas.
  • Diverse mix of ethnicities, with Black and mixed backgrounds well-represented.
  • English may not be everyone's main language.

Housing:

  • Mainly overcrowded flats rented from the government (social housing).

Lifestyle:

  • Many residents work in basic jobs (elementary occupations).
  • Few residents have college degrees.
  • Not many households have multiple cars.

Overall: a big area of BL2 postcode district represents a vibrant and diverse community with a young population. However, many residents face challenges like overcrowded housing, limited English fluency, and basic job opportunities. Remember, this is a general overview, and individual experiences may vary greatly.

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

Electoral Wards

The BL2 postcode area covers Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Crompton, Great Lever, Radcliffe North & Ainsworth, Tonge with the Haulgh electoral wards.

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BL2 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of BL2 postcode area is 48,156. 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 40,386, followed by Pakistani, with a total of 1,622. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (26,662), followed by No religion (15,693).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (10,170), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (7,805).

Economic Status

Most people in the BL2 postcode area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (14,493), while 10,234 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 9,918 adults have Level 4 education, while 6,495 have Level 3 education. The most common occupations in the BL2 area are

  • Professional occupations (3039)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (2474), and
  • Elementary occupations (2408)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode BL2 is 41 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (13416), Between 45 to 54 (8685), and Between 25 to 34 (8662).

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 BL2 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (6,868) followed by Routine occupations (5,820), and Semi-routine occupations (5,122).

Postcodes in BL2

There are total 6 postcode sectors present in the BL2 (listed below). The postcode BL2 has a total of 1371 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of BL2
NameType
AreaBL2
Ward

Bradshaw

Breightmet

Bromley Cross

Crompton

Great Lever

Radcliffe North & Ainsworth

Tonge with the Haulgh

LTLA22Bolton, Bury
UTLA22Bolton, Bury
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland

Bolton, BL2 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

Bolton, BL2 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

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Violence and sexual offences

1

Public order

1

Criminal damage and arson

2

Violence and sexual offences

2

Violence and sexual offences

1

Other theft

1

Violence and sexual offences

1

Violence and sexual offences

1

Violence and sexual offences

1

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in BL2 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in BL2 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Other£110,000.00£110,000.00 - £110,000.001
Semi-Detached£253,500.00£187,000.00 - £320,000.002
Terraced£170,833.33£130,000.00 - £215,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£331,000.00£312,000.00 - £350,000.002
Flat£285,000.00£285,000.00 - £285,000.001
Semi-Detached£238,800.00£153,000.00 - £275,000.006
Terraced£157,225.00£120,000.00 - £220,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£290,000.00£290,000.00 - £290,000.001
Flat£67,500.00£67,500.00 - £67,500.002
Other£2,157,500.00£2,015,000.00 - £2,300,000.004
Semi-Detached£184,714.29£101,500.00 - £420,000.008
Terraced£142,937.50£105,000.00 - £195,000.0013
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£349,833.33£281,000.00 - £412,000.004
Other£80,000.00£75,000.00 - £85,000.002
Semi-Detached£197,201.39£95,000.00 - £380,000.0017
Terraced£147,046.88£80,000.00 - £260,500.0020
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£379,750.00£210,000.00 - £440,000.0010
Flat£82,500.00£65,000.00 - £100,000.002
Other£185,000.00£185,000.00 - £185,000.002
Semi-Detached£186,293.96£70,000.00 - £260,000.0026
Terraced£130,990.08£80,000.00 - £217,000.0023
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£63,000.00£63,000.00 - £63,000.001
Semi-Detached£250,000.00£245,000.00 - £255,000.002
Terraced£145,000.00£145,000.00 - £145,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£285,000.00£285,000.00 - £285,000.001
Flat£180,000.00£180,000.00 - £180,000.001
Semi-Detached£375,416.67£110,000.00 - £550,000.007
Terraced£134,815.83£70,000.00 - £220,000.009
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£336,593.57£262,500.00 - £416,500.0012
Flat£74,366.67£63,000.00 - £90,000.003
Other£800,000.00£800,000.00 - £800,000.001
Semi-Detached£152,899.75£100,000.00 - £260,000.0012
Terraced£123,609.62£70,000.00 - £240,000.0017
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£305,000.00£305,000.00 - £305,000.001
Flat£90,000.00£90,000.00 - £90,000.001
Other£261,250.00£95,000.00 - £650,000.003
Semi-Detached£238,822.50£111,000.00 - £455,000.0012
Terraced£129,764.71£65,000.00 - £223,000.0021
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£786,500.00£287,000.00 - £1,135,000.005
Flat£60,500.00£46,000.00 - £75,000.002
Other£1,120,875.00£75,000.00 - £2,160,000.003
Semi-Detached£218,115.56£110,000.00 - £350,000.0014
Terraced£143,860.29£55,000.00 - £248,000.0021
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£279,750.00£252,000.00 - £307,500.002
Flat£174,000.00£168,000.00 - £180,000.002
Semi-Detached£178,677.27£115,000.00 - £300,000.0015
Terraced£174,305.56£93,000.00 - £240,000.0011
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£300,000.00£265,000.00 - £330,000.006
Flat£51,247.00£51,247.00 - £51,247.002
Other£800.00£800.00 - £800.002
Semi-Detached£179,514.71£85,000.00 - £333,000.0027
Terraced£145,636.11£65,000.00 - £230,000.0039
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£372,062.50£295,250.00 - £415,000.003
Flat£80,000.00£80,000.00 - £80,000.001
Semi-Detached£186,242.42£120,000.00 - £275,000.0014
Terraced£155,468.75£80,000.00 - £339,000.009
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£300,000.00£300,000.00 - £300,000.001
Flat£56,500.00£56,500.00 - £56,500.001
Other£177,500.00£177,500.00 - £177,500.001
Semi-Detached£192,832.71£141,500.00 - £317,000.007
Terraced£147,500.00£80,000.00 - £200,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£306,600.00£191,000.00 - £570,000.0012
Flat£67,500.00£67,500.00 - £67,500.001
Semi-Detached£209,739.29£85,000.00 - £345,000.0019
Terraced£152,381.25£98,000.00 - £265,000.0012
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£340,750.00£287,000.00 - £385,000.005
Flat£129,999.00£85,000.00 - £170,000.005
Other£324,375.00£7,500.00 - £500,000.003
Semi-Detached£203,739.58£117,500.00 - £313,000.0026
Terraced£133,959.82£75,000.00 - £212,000.0022
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£515,967.86£230,000.00 - £1,050,000.009
Flat£74,250.00£58,500.00 - £90,000.002
Other£690,000.00£425,000.00 - £955,000.002
Semi-Detached£206,321.00£103,000.00 - £372,500.0014
Terraced£153,637.57£75,000.00 - £300,000.0028
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£410,000.00£325,000.00 - £500,000.003
Flat£92,000.00£92,000.00 - £92,000.001
Other£217,666.67£120,000.00 - £356,000.004
Semi-Detached£194,962.50£147,500.00 - £302,500.0021
Terraced£171,636.36£75,000.00 - £400,000.0016
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£593,228.57£171,200.00 - £895,000.008
Other£218,375.00£95,000.00 - £310,000.004
Semi-Detached£216,200.00£121,500.00 - £310,000.0027
Terraced£158,498.96£65,000.00 - £375,000.0028
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£359,541.67£178,000.00 - £500,000.009
Flat£99,490.00£69,950.00 - £170,000.005
Other£243,282.33£700.00 - £622,500.004
Semi-Detached£203,175.00£71,500.00 - £350,000.0030
Terraced£147,250.00£62,500.00 - £230,000.0038
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£329,500.83£222,000.00 - £565,000.008
Flat£72,000.00£72,000.00 - £72,000.001
Other£6,605,187.50£140,000.00 - £13,000,000.006
Semi-Detached£201,932.54£95,000.00 - £332,500.0016
Terraced£149,484.38£62,000.00 - £203,500.0020
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£325,500.00£210,000.00 - £385,000.005
Flat£105,000.00£105,000.00 - £105,000.001
Other£225,000.00£60,000.00 - £275,000.004
Semi-Detached£159,429.17£92,000.00 - £330,000.0015
Terraced£121,256.00£50,000.00 - £200,500.0029
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£294,866.67£192,500.00 - £402,000.0010
Flat£90,000.00£90,000.00 - £90,000.001
Other£113,500.00£20,000.00 - £207,000.002
Semi-Detached£206,376.19£135,000.00 - £305,500.0019
Terraced£138,600.00£60,000.00 - £215,000.0025
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£627,750.00£115,000.00 - £1,841,000.007
Flat£115,316.67£90,000.00 - £149,950.003
Other£780,772.17£640.00 - £3,799,993.004
Semi-Detached£177,520.83£90,000.00 - £420,000.0027
Terraced£112,879.17£51,000.00 - £167,000.0023
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£327,798.33£149,500.00 - £610,000.0010
Other£101,061.33£4,756.00 - £222,100.004
Semi-Detached£199,670.83£50,000.00 - £350,000.0023
Terraced£135,550.00£80,000.00 - £225,000.0014
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£295,165.00£177,000.00 - £510,000.005
Other£171,983.33£111,000.00 - £265,000.003
Semi-Detached£178,662.92£112,000.00 - £319,950.0013
Terraced£128,518.91£57,500.00 - £225,000.0024
Schools in the BL2 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Castle Hill Primary SchoolPrimary, Good221 3-11BL22JT
Moorgate Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding362 2-11BL22RH
Blackshaw Primary SchoolPrimary, Good226 3-11BL26TE
Hardy Mill Primary SchoolPrimary, Good340 3-11BL24EF
St Stephen and All Martyrs' CofE School, Lever BridgePrimary, Good209 4-11BL21NZ
St Columba's RC Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding228 3-11BL23AR
Bolton Parish Church CofE Primary SchoolPrimary, Good240 3-11BL21JN
St Brendan's RC Primary School, Harwood, BoltonPrimary, Good209 5-11BL24DZ
Christ Church Ainsworth Church of England Primary SchoolPrimary, Good267 3-11BL25SQ
Leverhulme Community Primary SchoolPrimary, Good443 2-11BL26EE
SS Osmund and Andrew's R.C. Primary SchoolPrimary, Good402 3-11BL26NW
Harwood Meadows Primary SchoolPrimary, Good232 3-11BL23PS
Forwards CentrePRU, Good27 7-11BL25DX
Red Lane Primary SchoolPrimary, Good504 3-11BL25HP
Canon Slade SchoolSecondary, Requires improvement1758 11-18BL23BP
Bolton St Catherine's AcademySecondary, Requires improvement1046 3-16BL24HU
Tonge Moor Primary AcademyPrimary, Good427 3-11BL22PF
St Maxentius CofE Primary SchoolPrimary, Good198 5-11BL24AE
Firwood High SchoolSpecial, Good187 11-19BL24HU
Amenities in the BL2 Postcode Area
  • Barbie Bakes, BL2
  • Bonds Bakes, BL2
  • Cakescape by Eva, BL2
  • Greenhalghs, BL2 2NE
  • Greenhalgh's, BL2 6QR
  • The Highgrove, BL2 1ES
  • Travelodge, BL2 1AR
  • Mosley Public House, BL2 5HP
  • Bolton Ukranian Social Club, BL2 1JP
  • Bowling Green, BL2 6AX
  • Bradshaw Conservative Club, BL2 3ET
  • Bradshaw Cricket, Tennis & Bowling Club, BL2 3EL
  • Burger King, BL2 1HY
  • The Mill Coffee House, BL2 6QE
  • A & J's Cafe, BL2 2BU
  • Baci, BL2 4JB
  • Bellrock Work Place & Compliance (Castleton St), BL2 2JW
  • Chocolate Hut, BL2
  • As Good As It Gets, BL2
  • Bianca Cubbins, BL2
  • Cubbins Caterers van 1, BL2
  • Cubbins Caterers van 2, BL2
  • Cupcake Charlie, BL2
  • Bill's Little Pantry, BL2
  • Dottie's Delight, BL2
  • Shabnum Zeb, BL2
  • In Good Taste Buffet Services, BL2
  • Alt Burgers, BL2 3EU
  • Dragon View, BL2 6UA
  • Angies Cafe, BL2 2DL
  • Zugafun Ltd, BL2 5RA
  • Faithfull Cakes, BL2
  • Abafields Residential Home, BL2 1JF
  • ASC Healthcare, BL2 6PD
  • Breightmet Centre for Autism, BL2 6PD
  • Bright Meadows Care Home, BL2 6PP
  • Cornerstone Trust, BL2 2LU
  • Aldi, BL2 6PP
  • Family Shopper, BL2 3AE
  • Iceland, BL2 1HQ
  • Iceland, BL2 6QR
  • LIDL, BL2 1HE
  • Premier, BL2 6DH
  • Blackshaw CP School, BL2 6TE
  • Bolton Parish Church CE School, BL2 1JN
  • Bolton St Catherines Acadamy, BL2 4HU
  • Canon Slade School, BL2 3BP
  • Daisy Chains Bolton Limited, BL2 6HX