Deanery | Statistics for the Diocese of Salford

Deanery of St Chad
North East Manchester

Overview

 

Currently, the deanery of St Chad is split into 15 parishes. It covers the area of 56 square kilometers. The table below shows key numbers for the deanery.

Table 1: Key numbers for the deanery
Parishes15
Churches17
 
Area56 sq km
 
Population (2011)206k
Christians (2011)125k

Population

As of 30th June 2014, the size of the population living within the boundaries of the deanery of St Chad was estimated at 215k, which is 4% higher that Census 2011 estimate and 23% higher than 2001 estimate. The most populous is the parish of St Anne and St Brigid, Ancoats counting 24k people. The largest increase in population size in recent years was noted in the parish of St Anne and St Brigid, Ancoats, while the population size of the parish of St Stephen, Droylsden shrank. 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 61% of the population, followed by Muslims at 10% and population declaring no religion (20%). Christian population was fairly evenly distributed, however, considerable regional differences in size of the Muslim population were observed. They accounted for 45% in the parish of St Anne, Crumpsall, and only 1% in the parish of Immaculate Conception, Failsworth. The population declaring no religion was distributed more evenly, with highest proportion observed in the parish of St Anne and St Brigid, Ancoats (31%).


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 -2%, while the Muslim and 'no religion' populations both increased, by 146% and 129% respectively. The largest decrease in Christian population was observed in the parish of Immaculate Conception, Failsworth. At the same time largest increase in Muslim population was noted in the parish of St Patrick, Collyhurst and of population declaring 'no religion' in the parish of St Chad, Cheetham Hill.

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 Chad is 49k, of which 44% are married couples and 19% are cohabiting. Lone parents account for about 28% of all families and 49% 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 31k.

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 Chad is shown on the chart on the left. The parish of St Chad, Cheetham Hill 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 Immaculate Conception, Failsworth.


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


Main economic activity

About 56% of the working age population in the deanery of St Chad declared being in employment as their main economic activity. Retired people accounted for 11% and students 10%.


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

Last updated: 23rd July 2016