Information about Chorley

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Chorley Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Chorley is 117,733 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Chorley is 59,045, and the female population is 58,687. 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 109,449, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 2,394. 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 (72,438), followed by No religion (36,383), 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 (26,340), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (16,325). 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 Chorley area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (36,076), while 23,867 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 32,614 adults have Level 3 education, while 13,468 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Chorley area are

  • Professional occupations (11870)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (8036), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (7928)


The average age of people living in Chorley is 43 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (20021), Between 45 to 54 (17007), and Between 55 to 64 (15951). 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 Chorley has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (21,722) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (13,223), and Intermediate occupations (11,969). 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)

Map of Chorley

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Population of Chorley over the years

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Postcodes in Chorley

The postcode district L, PR, BL are associated with the Chorley, and there are total 7 postcode areas (listed below). The Chorley has a total of 3148 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Chorley

Adlington & Anderton

Buckshaw & Whittle

Chorley East

Chorley North & Astley

Chorley North East

Chorley North West

Chorley South East & Heath Charnock

Chorley South West

Clayton East, Brindle & Hoghton

Clayton West & Cuerden


Croston, Mawdesley & Euxton South

Eccleston, Heskin & Charnock Richard


RegionNorth West