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Bolton (BL8)

The BL8 postcode area is located in the Bolton postcode town region, within the county of Greater Manchester, and contains a total of 1456 individual postcodes.

There are 36 electoral wards in the BL8 postcode area, including Bolton, Bury which come under the local authority of the Bury Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 29% of people in BL8 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 BL8 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The BL8 postcode is an area in the district of Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. It covers the areas of Stoneclough and Kearsley. It is situated to the north-east of Bolton, close to Manchester City Centre.

One of the main attractions in the area are the two reservoirs, Daisy Nook and Nob End. Daisy Nook is a country park situated on the East Lancashire Round, a popular route for cyclists and walkers, and Nob End is a popular place to go fishing. Both reservoirs provide beautiful scenery and rural surroundings in a highly urbanised area.

The main population centre in the BL8 postcode is Kearsley, which is situated near to the M60 motorway providing quick and easy access to Manchester and the M63 further afield. Kearsley is blossoming with a wide range of amenities such as a leisure centre, local shops and a library. It is also home to a diverse range of cafes and restaurants as well as a large park which provides a safe and tranquil area for families and individuals to relax.

Near to BL8 is the town of Farnworth, which is a hive of activity with bustling markets and a wide range of shops. On Sundays there is a traditional market that has been running for almost 200 years, which is the longest running market in the borough.

For those looking to further their education, the area is a great place to be as Bolton University, Bolton Sixth Form College and other higher education institutions are all easily accessible from this post code.

BL8 is a vibrant place to live, with lots of opportunities to get outdoors and explore. Whilst it is relatively close to the hustle and bustle of the city, it remains a quiet and peaceful area, allowing people who live there to escape it all and relax.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in BL8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 29%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 17%DE

According to census records, 29% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 92%WHITE

92% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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BL8Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

The county of Greater Manchester

BL8 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 CodeBL8
Postal TownBolton
MSOA NameBury 009
LSOA NameBury 009D
CountyGreater Manchester
RegionGreater Manchester
Local AuthorityBury
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

BL8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BL8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bank Lane
Ewood Bridge
Four Lane Ends
Holcombe Brook
Irwell Vale
Wood Road
Browse Postcodes in BL8

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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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