Population Of Bolton | Bolton Population 2021

Bolton Population 2021:- Bolton is a large town in Greater Manchester in North West England. The urbanisation and development of Bolton largely coincided with the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The British cotton industry declined sharply after the First World War and, by the 1980s, cotton manufacture had virtually ceased in Bolton.

Bolton is surrounded by several neighbouring towns and villages that together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, of which Bolton is the administrative centre. The town of Bolton has a population of 139,403, whilst the wider metropolitan borough has a population of 262,400.


Bolton Population

To know the actual Population of Bolton 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 139,403
  • 2011:- 128,139
  • Bolton Population 2021:- 120,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Bolton 2021 according to the estimates is 120,000.



According to the 2011 census, Bolton had a population of 128,139.

At the time of Census 2001, Bolton had a total resident population of 139,403, of which 67,823 (48.7%) were male and 71,580 (51.3%) were female, living in 57,827 households. The settlement occupied 4,446 hectares (17.17 sq mi), compared with 2,992 hectares (11.55 sq mi) in the 1991 census. Bolton’s population density was 31.35 people per hectare compared with an average of 40.20 across the Greater Manchester Urban Area. The median age of the population was 35.

The majority of the population of Bolton were born in England (87.10%); 2.05% were born elsewhere within the UK, 1.45% within the rest of the European Union, and 9.38% elsewhere in the world.



  • White:- 81.6%
  • Asian:- 15.8%
  • Black:- 0.9%



According to the 2001 census show that 67.9% declared themselves to be Christian, 12.5% stated that they were Muslim, 8.6% said they held no religion, and 3.4% reported themselves as Hindu.



According to the 2001 Census, 56,390 people resident in Bolton were in employment. Of these, 21.13% worked in the wholesale and retail trade, including repair of motor vehicles; 18.71% worked within the manufacturing industry; 11.00% worked within the health and social work sector and 6.81% were employed in the transport, storage and communication industries.

In recent years the heavy industry was replaced by service-based activities including data processing, call centres, hi-tech electronics and IT companies. Bolton retains some traditional industries employing people in paper manufacturing, packaging, textiles, transportation, steel foundries and building materials. Missiles were produced at the British Aerospace factory in Lostock, now closed. The Reebok brand’s European headquarters are located at the Reebok Stadium.

Bolton attracts visitors to its shopping centres, markets, public houses, restaurants and cafes in the town centre. Tourism plays a part in Bolton’s economy.

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