Information about Oldham

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

The population of Oldham is 242,087 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Oldham is 123,766, and the female population is 118,323. 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 157,914, followed by Pakistani, with a total of 32,802. 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 (108,720), followed by No religion (60,507), 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 (38,130), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (32,275). 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 Oldham area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (57,808), while 36,927 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 55,053 adults have Does not apply education, while 26,021 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Oldham area are

  • Professional occupations (14988)
  • Elementary occupations (13019), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (11314)


The average age of people living in Oldham is 39 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (51518), Between 25 to 34 (31695), and Between 35 to 44 (31287). 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 Oldham has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (30,561) followed by Routine occupations (28,856), and Never worked and long-term unemployed (25,354). 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 Oldham

The postcode district M, OL are associated with the Oldham, and there are total 9 postcode areas (listed below). The Oldham has a total of 5867 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Oldham


Chadderton Central

Chadderton North

Chadderton South



Failsworth East

Failsworth West


Medlock Vale

Royton North

Royton South

Saddleworth North

Saddleworth South

Saddleworth West and Lees


St James'

St Mary's



RegionNorth West