Census information for our town

Unless otherwise stated the figures are taken from the 1991 census.
(The next census will be in 2001).

Urmston, lying in the north west corner of the Borough of Trafford, has a resident population of some 39,400. With unemployment of 2% the area is generally more prosperous and less socially deprived than some other areas of Trafford. The proportion of owner occupied houses and car ownership is significantly above the Borough average. Also in comparison with Trafford and the rest of the UK as a whole Urmston has a higher number of skilled workers. The area is predominately residential. In all, the businesses in the area employ some 6,800 people.

Population

1999 (estimated) 39,400
1981 40,874
1991 39,048

Age Structure

The following figures show the age profile of the Urmston Area
to be very similar to the rest of Trafford and Greater Manchester.

 
Urmston Area
Trafford
Greater Manchester
Children (0-15)
19.8
20.2
18.8
Working Age (16-59/65)
61.6
61.1
60.0
Retired
21.0
18.7
18.0

Socio-Economic

Class Groupings %

 
Urmston Area
Trafford
UK
Professional
6.8
9.1
6.7
Managerial
30.4
33.1
31.3
Skilled
46.8
40.2
40.6
Partially Skilled
9.8
10.9
13.8
Unskilled
3.6
3.9
6.9

Household Tenure (1999) %

 
Urmston Area
Trafford
UK
Owner Occupied
80.9
72.9
66.4
Public Rented
13.3
19.6
31.2
Private Rented
5.8
7.5
7.1

Car Ownership (1999) %

 
Urmston Area
Trafford
Car Ownership
82.9
61.3

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