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Uppermill and Railway.jpg

View over Uppermill
Uppermill is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSD938090
• London161 miles (261 km) SSE
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOLDHAM
Postcode districtOL3
Dialling code01457
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°32′56″N 2°00′14″W / 53.549°N 2.004°W / 53.549; -2.004

Uppermill is a village in Saddleworth—a civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies on the River Tame in a valley amongst the South Pennines with the Peak District National Park directly to the east, and is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Oldham, and 11 miles (17.7 km) east-northeast of Manchester. Uppermill forms a continuous urban area with the neighbouring village of Dobcross—the two have a combined population of 7,500.[1]


Although there is evidence of Roman activity in the area,[2] the history of Uppermill is dominated by the expansion of wool and cotton spinning into the area during the Industrial Revolution, with the construction of several mills.


Dobcross/Uppermill compared
2001 UK census Dobcross/Uppermill[1] Oldham (borough)[3] England
Total population 7,475 217,273 49,138,831
White 98.3% 86.1 91%
Asian 0.6% 11.9 4.6%
Black 0.2% 0.6 2.3%

The villages of Uppermill and Dobcross were treated as a single entity by the Office for National Statistics in the 2001 United Kingdom Census. As such, there are no demographic statistics for the village on its own. The statistics given here are for the combined population of Uppermill and Dobcross, which are about half a mile apart.

At the 2001 census, the area had a population of 7,475. Its population density was 10,324 inhabitants per square mile (3,986/km2), with a 100 to 92.6 female-to-male ratio.[4] Of those over 16 years old, 22.5% were single (never married), 49.6% married, and 7.8% divorced.[5] The 3,225 households in the area included 27.7% one-person, 43.2% married couples living together, 8.1% were co-habiting couples, and 6.9% single parents with their children.[6] Of those aged 16–74, 21.1% had no academic qualifications, significantly below the averages of Oldham (37.7%) and England (28.9%).[7][8]

At the 2001 UK census, 79.6% of residents in the area reported themselves as being Christian, 0.3% Muslim, 0.3% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist and 0.2% Jewish. The census recorded 13.3% as having no religion, 0.2% had an alternative religion and 6.0% did not state their religion.[9]



  1. ^ a b "Census 2001 Key Statistics - Urban area results by population size of urban area". Office for National Statistics. 22 July 2004. KS06 Ethnic group Page white excel.png. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Bronze Age dagger retrieved near proposed windfarm". 14 February 2004. Retrieved 17 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Oldham Metropolitan Borough ethnic group". Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Census 2001 Key Statistics - Urban area results by population size of urban area". Office for National Statistics. 22 July 2004. KS01 Usual resident population Page white excel.png. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Census 2001 Key Statistics - Urban area results by population size of urban area". Office for National Statistics. 22 July 2004. KS04 Marital status Page white excel.png. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Census 2001 Key Statistics - Urban area results by population size of urban area". Office for National Statistics. 22 July 2004. KS20 Household composition Page white excel.png. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Oldham Metropolitan Borough key statistics". Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  8. ^ "Census 2001 Key Statistics - Urban area results by population size of urban area". Office for National Statistics. 22 July 2004. KS13 Qualifications and students Page white excel.png. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  9. ^ "Census 2001 Key Statistics - Urban area results by population size of urban area". Office for National Statistics. 22 July 2004. KS07 Religion Page white excel.png. Retrieved 22 April 2009.

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