Our people

Population

Bolton has a population of 288,248 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

Children and young people

This section contains information about issues that specifically affect younger people.

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Children and young people

Older adults

This section contains information about issues that specifically affect older people.

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Older adults

Equality characteristics

We want Bolton to be a place where everyone is able to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background, their circumstances, or where they live.

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Equality characteristics

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