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Bolton (BL5)

The BL5 postcode area is located in the Bolton postcode town region, within the county of Greater Manchester, and contains a total of 800 individual postcodes.

There are 31 electoral wards in the BL5 postcode area, including Bolton, Bury which come under the local authority of the Bolton Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 23% of people in BL5 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of BL5 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in BL5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 23%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 23% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 91%WHITE

91% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

BL5Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

The county of Greater Manchester

BL5 is located in the county of Greater Manchester, in England.

Greater Manchester has a total population of 2,782,100, making it the 3rd largest county in the UK.

Greater Manchester has a total area of 492 square miles, and a population density of 2180 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Greater Manchester Postal Town Map
Outward CodeBL5
Postal TownBolton
MSOA NameBolton 030
LSOA NameBolton 030A
CountyGreater Manchester
RegionGreater Manchester
Local AuthorityBolton
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

BL5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BL5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bottom o' th' Moor
Brownlow Fold
Chew Moor
Cooper Turning
Daisy Hill
Edge Fold
Fernhill Gate
Four Gates
Hag Fold
Hart Common
Hilton House
Hunger Hill
Lostock Junction
Markland Hill
Over Hulton
Water's Nook
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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