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Population

Bolton has a population of 285,372 people. This has steadily increased from 261,300 people in 1991. The borough has a similar sized male and female population; 49.6% of the population is male and 50.4% is female.

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Population

Ethnicity

Bolton is richly diverse with over one fifth of the population from a Black, Asian or Minority ethnic (BAME) background. According to Census (2011) data, the proportion of the population from a BAME background doubled between 2001 and 2011.

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Ethnicity

Religion and belief

The national Census publishes data on religion and belief at local and national levels, which is considered the most reliable.

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Religion and belief

Deprivation

Deprivation in England is measured using the Index of Multiple Deprivation. The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) rank is based on seven domains of deprivation.

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Religion and belief

Births, deaths and population movement

The birth to death ratio allows comparison of local authorities with national level statistics, giving the rate of births to every one death.

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Births and deaths

Causes of death

Mortality is the number of deaths, in general or specific to a cause, in a particular population.

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Causes of death

Life expectancy

Life expectancy is an important, globally recognised measure of the health of a population.

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Life expectancy