Information about Salford

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Salford Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Salford is 269,922 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Salford is 135,534, and the female population is 134,389. 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 199,614, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 18,942. 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 (128,785), followed by No religion (96,140), 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 (53,457), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (37,170). 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 Salford area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (81,679), while 33,800 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 72,678 adults have Level 3 education, while 27,231 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Salford area are

  • Professional occupations (26141)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (18314), and
  • Elementary occupations (14987)


The average age of people living in Salford is 37 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 25 to 34 (50876), Below 14 (50030), and Between 15 to 24 (38153). 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 Salford has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (41,121) followed by Routine occupations (28,578), and Intermediate occupations (26,663). 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 Salford over the years

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Postcodes in Salford

The postcode district M are associated with the Salford, and there are total 11 postcode areas (listed below). The Salford has a total of 8887 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Salford

Barton & Winton

Blackfriars & Trinity

Boothstown & Ellenbrook


Cadishead & Lower Irlam



Higher Irlam & Peel Green

Kersal & Broughton Park

Little Hulton


Pendlebury & Clifton

Pendleton & Charlestown


Swinton & Wardley

Swinton Park

Walkden North

Walkden South

Weaste & Seedley

Worsley & Westwood Park

RegionNorth West