Information about Bolton

Population
295,960
Avg Annual Income
£37,374
Full Time Employees
25.13%
Average Age
39.85
Bolton Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Bolton is 295,960 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Bolton is 150,056, and the female population is 145,907. 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 immediate area is White: English, with a total of 203,486, followed by Pakistani, with a total of 27,897. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (139,144), followed by No religion (76,244), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (51,290), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (40,539). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Bolton area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (74,363), while 48,899 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 63,678 adults have Level 3 education, while 32,352 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Bolton area are

  • Professional occupations (21197)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (15019), and
  • Elementary occupations (14810)

Age

The average age of people living in Bolton is 40 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (59709), Between 45 to 54 (38894), and Between 35 to 44 (38450). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.

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 Bolton has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (40,501) followed by Routine occupations (33,871), and Never worked and long-term unemployed (29,156). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Postcodes in Bolton

The postcode district BL, M are associated with the Bolton, and there are total 9 postcode areas (listed below). The Bolton has a total of 7329 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info
NameType
AreaBolton
Ward

Astley Bridge

Bradshaw

Breightmet

Bromley Cross

Crompton

Farnworth

Great Lever

Halliwell

Harper Green

Heaton and Lostock

Horwich North East

Horwich and Blackrod

Hulton

Kearsley

Little Lever and Darcy Lever

Rumworth

Smithills

Tonge with the Haulgh

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor

Westhoughton South

LTLA22
UTLA22Bolton
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland