Bolton-le-Sands is a large village and civil parish of the City of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. The parish had a population of 4,127 recorded in the 2011 Census.
Referred to as Bodeltone in the Domesday book, the village was known as Bolton until the arrival of the railways, when the name was changed to Bolton-le-Sands to differentiate from similarly named towns on the same line, such as Bolton which was then a part of Lancashire and called Bolton-le-Moors.
The oldest church in the village, founded prior to 1094, is the Church of England Holy Trinity church, originally dedicated to St Michael. The oldest part of the current building is the tower, supposed to have been built around 1500. The nave and chancel date from the 19th century. The other churches are the Roman Catholic St Mary of the Angels and the Christ Church United Reformed Church.
The Lancaster Canal, built in the 1790s, is a major feature of the village. Also passing through the village is the A6 and the West Coast Main Line, although the railway station closed in 1969.
Bolton-le-Sands is a ward in Lancaster of North West, England and includes areas of Bolton Le Sands and Nether Kellet.
In the 2011 census the population of Bolton-le-Sands was made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.
The average age of people in Bolton-le-Sands is 44, while the median age is higher at 46.
94.7% of people living in Bolton-le-Sands were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.8% Scotland, 0.8% Wales, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Ireland, 0.2% United States, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% China, 0.1% Bangladesh, 0.1% Australia.
The religious make up of Bolton-le-Sands is 74.6% Christian, 17.9% No religion, 0.5% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish.
268 people did not state a religion. 5 people identified as a Jedi Knight.
56.7% of people are married, 9.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 17.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.2% are separated or divorced. There are 201 widowed people living in Bolton-le-Sands.
The top occupations listed by people in Bolton-le-Sands are Professional 17.6%, Skilled trades 14.0%, Associate professional and technical 12.0%, Administrative and secretarial 11.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.4%, Elementary 9.0%, Administrative 8.2%, Sales and customer service 8.1%, Elementary administration and service 7.9%.
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