Authority → Bolton

Bolton Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Bolton in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

296,000

Population

8.9%

Unqualified

5.3%

Unemployment

£28,688

Salary

£204,163

Property

Quick answer: Bolton is a local authority in England. The population of Bolton is 296,000. The population per square mile of Bolton is 5,484. The average salary in Bolton is £28,688 per year. The average property price in Bolton is £204,163.


Books about Bolton: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Bolton. Here is a link to some of the books about Bolton.


Bolton Demographics


The population of Bolton is 296,000. The population per square mile of Bolton is 5,484. The population has increased by 7,800 in the past year. The population has increased by 33,900 since 1981.


There are more females in Bolton. They account for 50.7% of the population.


Bolton Employment


68.9% of the people in Bolton are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Bolton is 5.3%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Bolton Student Population


The student population of Bolton is 10,800. Students account for 21.9% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


85.6% of the people in Bolton have an NVQ1 qualification. 75.6% have an NVQ2 qualification. 53.5% have an NVQ3 qualification. 33.0% have an NVQ4 qualification.


8.9% of the people in Bolton have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Bolton Economy


There are 10,630 businesses in Bolton. 88.9% are micro businesses. 9.2% are small businesses. 1.6% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Bolton are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Bolton Salary


The average salary in Bolton is £28,688 per year. Males earn 4.5% more.


Salaries in Bolton are 14.07% less than the national average of £33,384.


Bolton Property


The average property price in Bolton is £204,163. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Bolton: £344,528 for detached houses. £205,528 for semi-detached houses. £152,553 for terrace houses. £114,045 for flats.