Deanery of St Therese of Lisieux
Bury and Rochdale
Currently, the deanery of St Therese of Lisieux is split into 18 parishes. It covers the area of 297 square kilometers. The table below shows key numbers for the deanery.
Table 1: Key numbers for the deanery
|Area||297 sq km|
As of 30th June 2014, the size of the population living within the boundaries of the deanery of St Therese of Lisieux was estimated at 403k, which is 1% higher that Census 2011 estimate and 4% higher than 2001 estimate. The most populous is the parish of St Marie and St Joseph, Bury counting 39k people. The largest increase in population size in recent years was noted in the parish of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal, while the population size of the parish of St Vincent de Paul, Norden 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 62% of the population, followed by Muslims at 10% and population declaring no religion (19%). Christian population was fairly evenly distributed, however, considerable regional differences in size of the Muslim population were observed. They accounted for 38% in the parish of St Gabriel and the Angels and St John the Baptist, Rochdale, and only 1% in the parish of St Mary of the Annunciation, Littleborough. The population declaring no religion was distributed more evenly, with highest proportion observed in the parish of St Mary of the Annunciation, Littleborough (23%).
At the deanery level, the Christian population decreased between 2001 and 2011 by about -13%, while the Muslim and 'no religion' populations both increased, by 56% and 84% respectively. The largest decrease in Christian population was observed in the parish of St Patrick, Rochdale. At the same time largest increase in Muslim population was noted in the parish of St Peter, Middleton and of population declaring 'no religion' in the parish of Our Lady and St Josephs, Heywood.
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 Therese of Lisieux is 104k, of which 52% are married couples and 17% are cohabiting. Lone parents account for about 20% of all families and 46% of families have dependent children. Families with all members aged over 65 account for 11% of all families. The total number of one person households (not included in the families total) is 53k.
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 Therese of Lisieux is shown on the chart on the left. The parish of St Patrick, Rochdale 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 of Good Counsel and Guardian Angels, Bury.
Main economic activity
About 60% of the working age population in the deanery of St Therese of Lisieux declared being in employment as their main economic activity. Retired people accounted for 14% and students 8%.