Prestolee, Bolton

If you are thinking of moving to Prestolee or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Prestolee to figures for Bolton and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Prestolee is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Prestolee General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Prestolee. The percentage of residents in Prestolee rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Prestolee rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Prestolee is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthBoltonEngland
Very Good45.36%47.17%
Good33.88%34.22%
Fair14.14%13.12%
Bad5.23%4.25%
Very Bad1.40%1.25%

Prestolee Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Prestolee are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Prestolee has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

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CountryBoltonEngland
United Kingdom88.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU8.9%9.4%

Prestolee Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Prestolee and are from the UK Census of 2011. Prestolee has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationBoltonEngland
No Qualifications26.3%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 422.2%27.4%
Other5.2%5.7%

Prestolee Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Prestolee are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Prestolee is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Prestolee than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBoltonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.1%13.5%

Prestolee rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Prestolee Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Prestolee as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Prestolee is also older than the average, making Prestolee a older persons location.

AgeBoltonEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age38.439.3
Median Age3839

Prestolee Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBoltonEngland
Owned30.4%30.6%
Mortgage33.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)14.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.2%8.3%
Private Rented12.5%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Prestolee Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Prestolee has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBoltonEngland
AB17.35%22.96%
C129.54%30.92%
C221.13%20.64%
DE31.99%25.49%

What is the population of Prestolee and Bolton?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Bolton including Prestolee. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Astley Bridge14133
Bradshaw11331
Breightmet14078
Bromley Cross13503
Crompton16828
Farnworth16586
Great Lever16402
Halliwell15257
Harper Green15275
Heaton and Lostock14290
Horwich and Blackrod13389
Horwich North East12024
Hulton14602
Kearsley14497
Little Lever and Darcy Lever12593
Rumworth17707
Smithills14595
Tonge with the Haulgh14406
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor13897
Westhoughton South12855
Bolton Total288248



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.


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