Authority → Oldham

Oldham Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

242,100

Population

10.6%

Unqualified

5.5%

Unemployment

£30,051

Salary

£216,009

Property

Quick answer: Oldham is a local authority in England. The population of Oldham is 242,100. The population per square mile of Oldham is 4,402. The average salary in Oldham is £30,051 per year. The average property price in Oldham is £216,009.


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


Oldham Demographics


The population of Oldham is 242,100. The population per square mile of Oldham is 4,402. The population has increased by 4,500 in the past year. The population has increased by 20,700 since 1981.


There are more females in Oldham. They account for 51.1% of the population.


Oldham Employment


69.4% of the people in Oldham 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 Oldham is 5.5%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Oldham Student Population


The student population of Oldham is 13,100. Students account for 32.9% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


82.2% of the people in Oldham have an NVQ1 qualification. 70.5% have an NVQ2 qualification. 51.9% have an NVQ3 qualification. 29.6% have an NVQ4 qualification.


10.6% of the people in Oldham have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Oldham Economy


There are 7,155 businesses in Oldham. 88.0% are micro businesses. 10.1% are small businesses. 1.6% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


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


Oldham Salary


The average salary in Oldham is £30,051 per year. Males earn 19.5% more.


Salaries in Oldham are 9.98% less than the national average of £33,384.


Oldham Property


The average property price in Oldham is £216,009. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Oldham: £350,945 for detached houses. £220,485 for semi-detached houses. £160,705 for terrace houses. £131,899 for flats.