Deanery of St Ambrose Barlow
Currently, the deanery of St Ambrose Barlow is split into 25 parishes. It covers the area of 102 square kilometers. The table below shows key numbers for the deanery.
Table 1: Key numbers for the deanery
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As of 30th June 2014, the size of the population living within the boundaries of the deanery of St Ambrose Barlow was estimated at 474k, which is 2% higher that Census 2011 estimate and 21% higher than 2001 estimate. The most populous is the parish of St Augustine, All Saints counting 36k people. The largest increase in population size in recent years was noted in the parish of St Mary the Hidden Gem, Manchester, while the population size of the parish of Our Lady and St John, Chorlton-cum-Hardy shrank. The table below gives further detail at the parish level.
Table 2: Population per parish (show/hide)
At the deanery level, Christians accounted for 50% of the population, followed by Muslims at 15% and population declaring no religion (26%). Christian population was fairly evenly distributed, however, considerable regional differences in size of the Muslim population were observed. They accounted for 57% in the parish of St Richard, Longsight, and only 1% in the parish of St Monica, Flixton. The population declaring no religion was distributed more evenly, with highest proportion observed in the parish of St Mary the Hidden Gem, Manchester (42%).
At the deanery level, the Christian population decreased between 2001 and 2011 by about -8%, while the Muslim and 'no religion' populations both increased, by 104% and 86% respectively. The largest decrease in Christian population was observed in the parish of St Winifred and St Mary, Heaton Mersey. At the same time largest increase in Muslim population was noted in the parish of St Mary the Hidden Gem, Manchester and of population declaring 'no religion' in the parish of St Mary the Hidden Gem, Manchester.
Table 4: Change in declared religion between 2001 and 2011 per parish (show/hide)
The total number of families living in the deanery of St Ambrose Barlow is 97k, of which 48% are married couples and 20% are cohabiting. Lone parents account for about 23% of all families and 47% of families have dependent children. Families with all members aged over 65 account for 9% of all families. The total number of one person households (not included in the families total) is 63k.
Please note, the number of families and one person households presented in this section do not capture the 'other' category, including mainly student households and households with lodgers.
The table below provides detail at the parish level.
Table 5: Family composition per parish (show/hide)
The age distribution for the deanery of St Ambrose Barlow is shown on the chart on the left. The parish of St Mary the Hidden Gem, Manchester has largest proportion of people aged between 18 and 35, while the highest proportion of those aged over 65 was observed in the parish of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Urnston.
Main economic activity
About 54% of the working age population in the deanery of St Ambrose Barlow declared being in employment as their main economic activity. Retired people accounted for 9% and students 21%.