Deanery | Statistics for the Diocese of Salford

Deanery of St John the Evangelist
Salford and Irlam

Overview

 

Currently, the deanery of St John the Evangelist is split into 16 parishes. It covers the area of 94 square kilometers. The table below shows key numbers for the deanery.

Table 1: Key numbers for the deanery
Parishes16
Churches19
 
Area94 sq km
 
Population (2011)226k
Christians (2011)144k

Population

As of 30th June 2014, the size of the population living within the boundaries of the deanery of St John the Evangelist was estimated at 234k, which is 4% higher that Census 2011 estimate and 13% higher than 2001 estimate. The most populous is the parish of St Edmund, Little Hulton counting 23k people. The largest increase in population size in recent years was noted in the parish of St Joseph, Ordsall, while the population size of the parish of Ss Peter and Paul, Pendleton saw smallest increase. The table below gives further detail at the parish level.

Table 2: Population per parish (show/hide)


Religion

At the deanery level, Christians accounted for 64% of the population, followed by Muslims at 3% and population declaring no religion (22%). Christian population was fairly evenly distributed, however, considerable regional differences in size of the Muslim population were observed. They accounted for 13% in the parish of St Thomas of Canterbury, Higher Broughton, and only 1% in the parish of St Joseph the Worker and St Teresa of Avila, Irlam. The population declaring no religion was distributed more evenly, with highest proportion observed in the parish of St John the Evangelist (Cathedral), Salford (38%).


Table 3: Population by declared religion per parish, 2011 (show/hide)

At the deanery level, the Christian population decreased between 2001 and 2011 by about -9%, while the Muslim and 'no religion' populations both increased, by 140% and 121% respectively. The largest decrease in Christian population was observed in the parish of St Sebastian and St Boniface, Pendleton. At the same time largest increase in Muslim population was noted in the parish of St John the Evangelist (Cathedral), Salford and of population declaring 'no religion' in the parish of St Joseph, Ordsall.

Table 4: Change in declared religion between 2001 and 2011 per parish (show/hide)


Family composition

The total number of families living in the deanery of St John the Evangelist is 55k, of which 45% are married couples and 20% are cohabiting. Lone parents account for about 25% of all families and 46% of families have dependent children. Families with all members aged over 65 account for 10% of all families. The total number of one person households (not included in the families total) is 37k.

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)


Age profile

The age distribution for the deanery of St John the Evangelist is shown on the chart on the left. The parish of St John the Evangelist (Cathedral), Salford 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 Ss Peter and Paul, Pendleton.


Table 6: Age profile per parish (show/hide)


Main economic activity

About 58% of the working age population in the deanery of St John the Evangelist declared being in employment as their main economic activity. Retired people accounted for 12% and students 11%.


Table 7: Main economic activity per deanery, 2011 (show/hide)

Last updated: 23rd July 2016