Westhoughton Bolton 031E

Ward: Westhoughton

Local Authority: Bolton (Contact Council)


In the latest Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) this area was ranked 10,191 out of 32,844 in England, where 1 was the most deprived and 32,844 the least.

This is broken down further by income; employment; health; education, barriers to services; living environment; and crime.

Overall: 31% Better than 31% of areas in England

10% Complete (poor)
21% Complete (good)
0% Complete (very good)

Income Deprivation: 29% Better than 29% of areas in England

10% Complete (poor)
19% Complete (good)
0% Complete (very good)

Employment: 18% Better than 18% of areas in England

10% Complete (poor)
8% Complete (good)
0% Complete (very good)

Health: 16% Better than 16% of areas in England

10% Complete (poor)
6% Complete (good)
0% Complete (very good)

Education: 39% Better than 39% of areas in England

10% Complete (poor)
29% Complete (good)
0% Complete (very good)

Barriers to Services: 59% Better than 59% of areas in England

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
9% Complete (very good)

Living Environment: 58% Better than 58% of areas in England

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
8% Complete (very good)

Crime: 55% Better than 55% of areas in England

10% Complete (poor)
40% Complete (good)
5% Complete (very good)

Full details of the Index of Deprivation are available from the UK Government Website English indices of deprivation 2015.



  • Deprivation Index last published: 2015 (England), 2014 (Wales), 2012 (Scotland)
  • Census last published for 2011
  • School league tables published annually
  • House prices published quaterly