Information about Bury

Avg Annual Income
Full Time Employees
Average Age
Bury Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Bury is 193,851 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Bury is 98,741, and the female population is 95,110. 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 151,528, followed by Pakistani, with a total of 15,148. 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 (94,669), followed by No religion (57,008), 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


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (38,309), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (27,078). 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 Bury area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (54,152), while 34,232 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 50,036 adults have Level 3 education, while 22,659 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Bury area are

  • Professional occupations (18354)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (12059), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (11113)


The average age of people living in Bury is 41 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (36499), Between 45 to 54 (25931), and Between 35 to 44 (25435). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


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 Bury has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (32,603) followed by Intermediate occupations (20,079), and Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (18,990). 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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Population of Bury over the years

Male Population of Bury over the years
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Postcodes in Bury

The postcode district M, BL are associated with the Bury, and there are total 9 postcode areas (listed below). The Bury has a total of 6542 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Bury


Bury East

Bury West




North Manor

Pilkington Park

Radcliffe East

Radcliffe North & Ainsworth

Radcliffe West




St. Mary's



RegionNorth West