BL2 (Bolton) area guide

The BL2 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Ainsworth, Bolton, Bradley Fold, Bradley Fold Trading Estate, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Crompton, Great Lever, Halliwell, Harwood, Little Lever and Darcy Lever, Radcliffe North, Tonge with the Haulgh.


A Mouseprice property guide for BL2 Bolton is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about BL2 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Bolton propertyThe size of the property market in BL2 is 20402 homes.

Bolton propertyGiven that the nominal growth rate in this postcode district (BL2) has been about 14.3% over the last 5 years, it would be reasonable to assume that this isa dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth, and so the likelihood of it continuing will be dependent upon price earnings ratio, as well as investment by developers and local authorities in continually upgrading local infrastructure, schools, in addition to the continued strength of the local and national economies and any other economies upon which the area depends.

Bolton propertyDuring the last 3 months, property in this postcode district has averaged a value of £110190.

Bolton propertyPrice earnings ratio is an indicator of the affordability of property for someone on the average salary in the area. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 5.7.

Bolton propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 1.5%.

Housing stock:

Bolton propertyThe most commonly found type of housing in this area are Semi- Detached Houses, making up 40.6% of the housing stock.

Bolton propertyThe least common type of property in this area is Flats (10.3% of the total housing stock). alt="Bolton property">Socially rented accommodation represents a significant percentage of the total rented accommodation in the area at 22.9%.

Bolton propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Bolton propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is less that the national average of £187894 at £140803.

Who lives here:

Bolton propertyThere are 22196 men and 23731 women in this postcode district.
Bolton propertyThe average age in this area is 38.
Bolton propertyThis looks like a great place to go out – 28.3% of the population is single!
Bolton propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 41 and for women are 31.
Bolton propertyThis area has 20.9 people per square kilometre.
Bolton propertyThe largest source of work in this area is Wholesale & Retail (20% of workers), followed by Construction (18%).