Horwich and Blackrod Demographics (Bolton, England)

Horwich and Blackrod is a ward in Bolton of North West, England and includes areas of Horwich, Blackrod, Locomotion Ind Est, Blackrod Ind Est, Fowler Ind Est, Scot Lane Ind Est, Rivington, Horwich Business Centre, Locke Ind Est, Headless Cross, Wallsuches, Wilderswood, Montcliffe and Bottom O' Th' Moor.

In the 2011 census the population of Horwich and Blackrod was 12,741 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Horwich and Blackrod is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

94.6% of people living in Horwich and Blackrod were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.2% Scotland, 0.6% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Pakistan, 0.1% Hong Kong , 0.1% China.

98.6% of people living in Horwich and Blackrod speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Polish, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% German.

The religious make up of Horwich and Blackrod is 72.8% Christian, 19.1% No religion, 0.8% Muslim, 0.7% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 716 people did not state a religion. 32 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 7 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

47.2% of people are married, 14.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 21.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.7% are separated or divorced. There are 781 widowed people living in Horwich and Blackrod.

The top occupations listed by people in Horwich and Blackrod are Professional 17.8%, Associate professional and technical 13.4%, Skilled trades 12.0%, Administrative and secretarial 11.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.9%, Elementary 9.6%, Administrative 9.0%, Sales and customer service 8.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.6%, Elementary administration and service 8.4%.