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GREATER MANCHESTER CENSUS STATS RELEASED

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Summary statistics on population and housing for the local government wards and civil parishes of Greater Mancheste...
Summary statistics on population and housing for the local government wards and civil parishes of Greater Manchester are published today in the series of 1991 Census Ward and Civil Parish Monitors.

Some key Census findings for the wards and civil parishes of Greater Manchester include: Residents in Greater Manchester were living at an average density of 19.4 people per hectare. Langworthy in the district of Salford was the most densely populated ward (101.7 people per hectare).

Smallbridge & Wardleworth in Rochdale was the ward with the highest proportion of children (aged under 16) (31.9%) and Orrell in Wigan the lowest (15.9%, compared with 21.3% for Greater Manchester as a whole.

Ince in Wigan was the ward with the highest proportion of residents with a limiting long-term illness (23.4%) and East Bramhall in Stockport the lowest (8.0%), compared with 15.0% for the county as a whole.

In Greater Manchester, 5.9 per cent of people belonged to ethnic groups other than White. This proportion was highest in Derby in Bolton (45.8%) and in Clifford in Trafford (45.3%).

25.3% of households in Greater Manchester rented from a local authority or new town. Hulme in Manchester was the ward with the highest proportion of households renting from a local authority or new town (89.9%) and East Bramhall in Stockport the lowest (0.2%).

Weaste & Seedley in Salford was the ward with the highest proportion of households consisting only of pensioners (33.6 per cent). Hulme in Manchester had the highest proportion of one- person households (50.0%).

Moss Side in Manchester was the ward with the highest proportion of lone 'parent' households (households with only one person aged 16 or over and at least one child aged 0-15) (17.2%).

In Greater Manchester, 40.6% did not have use of a car, while 18.9 per cent had two or more cars. Hulme in Manchester was the ward with the highest proportion of households with no car (81.4%). Bowdon in Trafford had the highest proportion of households with two or more cars (49.8%).

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