47,942TOTAL POPULATION
20,309HOUSEHOLDS
7.4%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£29,640AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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BL9 POSTCODE REGION

Bolton (BL9)

The BL9 postcode area is located in the Bolton postcode town region, within the county of Greater Manchester, and contains a total of 1744 individual postcodes.

There are 32 electoral wards in the BL9 postcode area, including Bolton, Bury which come under the local authority of the Bury Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 19% of people in BL9 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 BL9 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


The BL9 postcode covers the areas of Farnworth, Stoneclough, Kearsley, and Great Lever in and around the town of Bolton, Greater Manchester, in North West England.

Farnworth is a well-established area with a good supply of local amenities including shops, schools, parks, and pubs. Farnworth is largely residential with pleasant Victorian terraces and a good range of housing estates such as Longwood, Worsley Mesnes, and Queens Park.

Stoneclough is an economically deprived area within Farnworth which contains most of the council estates in the BL9 Postcode District. Some of the development in Stoneclough is now quite aged and due to its poor housing stock and high unemployment rate, it is the most deprived area of the six Bolton wards within the BL9 postcode.

Kearsley is a large suburban village along the Irwell Valley with parks, woodlands, shopping, and health care facilities all contained within the postcode area. Evidence of Kearsley's long history and heritage is seen at the local primary school ‘Kearsley and Stoneclough Primary' and the nearby Kearsley Hill.

Great Lever runs alongside the River Croal through a stretch of open land and is known for its expansive greenery, riverside walks, and ease of access to the wider Bolton area. Many large new housing developments have been built in Great Lever over the last decade.

The BL9 postcode has access to a number of transport links including the M61 motorway, frequent bus services, and train services to Manchester via Bolton Interchange Station. It is also located close to Manchester-Bolton-Bury Canal, which provides easy links to surrounding areas.

In terms of education, BL9 has a number of primary schools and secondary schools including Kearsley Academy, Stoneclough Primary, Kearsley & Stoneclough Primary, Kearsley Academy, Bolton St. Catherine's Academy, and Bolton Sixth Form College.

The BL9 postcode area also has a range of leisure amenities for its residents to enjoy, such as parks, golf courses, and sports clubs including Kearsley Cricket & Bowling Club, Farnworth Leisure Centre, and Bolton Arena. There are several places of worship including St Margaret's Church, Farnworth Pentecostal Church, and the New Jerusalem Life Centre.

Residents of the BL9 postcode can also access a range of health services, from local GPs to specialist mental health services, at the GP Practice and Bolton Mental Health Unit. Shopping is also available at Kearsley Post Office, Farnworth Market, and the local Waitrose, Sainsbury's stores, ASDA and Tesco supermarkets.

As the towns and villages of BL9 continue to grow, so too does its transport and leisure infrastructure, meaning BL9 is a desirable place to live with plenty of opportunities for employment, leisure and recreation.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 87%WORKING
  • 13%UNEMPLOYED

13% of people in BL9 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 19%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 30%DE

According to census records, 19% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 82%WHITE
  • 18%NON-WHITE

82% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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BL9Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

The county of Greater Manchester

BL9 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 CodeBL9
Postal TownBolton
MSOA NameBury 008
LSOA NameBury 008E
CountyGreater Manchester
RegionGreater Manchester
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityBury
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

BL9 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BL9, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Baldingstone
Bank Lane
Birtle
Broadfield
Brooksbottoms
Bury
Chesham
Darnhill
Elton
Fairfield
Fernhill
Fishpool
Free Town
Gigg
Heady Hill
Heap Bridge
Hollins
Irwell
Irwell
Jericho
Limefield
Nangreaves
Nuttall
Pimhole
Red Lumb
Redvales
Roche
Shuttleworth
Summerseat
Summit
Walmersley
Woodgate Hill
Wood Road
Browse Postcodes in BL9

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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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