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Styal is a village in Cheshire East
Cheshire East
Cheshire East is a unitary authority area with borough status in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.The borough was established in April 2009 as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, by virtue of an order under the Local Government and Public Involvement in...

, England
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

. It is on the River Bollin
River Bollin
The River Bollin is a major tributary of the River Mersey in the north-west of England.It rises in Macclesfield Forest at the western end of the Peak District, and can be seen in spring form, from the Buxton to Macclesfield road. The stream then descends the through Macclesfield and Wilmslow where...

, near to the town of Wilmslow
Wilmslow
-Economy:Wilmslow is well known, like Alderley Edge, for having many famous residents, notably footballers, stars of Coronation Street and rich North West businessmen. The town is part of the so-called Golden Triangle in the north west together with Alderley Edge and Prestbury...

.

Styal is a commuter village, with access to Manchester
Manchester
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. According to the Office for National Statistics, the 2010 mid-year population estimate for Manchester was 498,800. Manchester lies within one of the UK's largest metropolitan areas, the metropolitan county of Greater...

. The village is dominated by Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, England, is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is now a museum of the cotton industry. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.-Water mill:...

 and much of its housing is the mill's estate. The mill and the surrounding country park
Country park
A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment.-History:In the United Kingdom the term 'Country Park' has a special meaning. There are over 400 Country Parks in England alone . Most Country Parks were designated in the 1970s, under the...

 are owned by The National Trust
National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty
The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as the National Trust, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland...

. It was once an area known as Pownall Fee.

Styal railway station
Styal railway station
Styal railway station serves the village of Styal near Manchester Airport in Cheshire, England. There are limited services which of 3 per day in each direction with more frequent services on Sundays...

 is on the line linking Crewe, Wilmslow, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. The line opened on 1 May 1909. The station now has a limited Monday-Saturday service (3 trains in each direction) following a campaign was launched in February 2008 to lobby for more services (http://styal-station.org.uk). Sunday services every 2 hours were launched in May 2009 to coincide with the line's centenary.

The state primary school is on the Styal National Trust estate.

At Styal is a women's prison
Prison
A prison is a place in which people are physically confined and, usually, deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime...

 HMP Styal
Styal (HM Prison)
HM Prison Styal is a Closed Category prison for female adults and young offenders, located in the village of Styal in Cheshire, England. The prison is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service.-History:...

, which opened in 1962 and occupies some former buildings of the Styal Cottage Homes. These Homes were open from 1898 to around 1956. The Homes housed destitute children from the Manchester area.

The population in the 2001 census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

 was 5014 but this includes the nearby smaller village of Morley and part of the fringe of Wilmslow. The village was built for the workers of Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, England, is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is now a museum of the cotton industry. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.-Water mill:...

 by Samuel Greg.

Terry Waite
Terry Waite
Terry Waite CBE is an English humanitarian and author.Waite was Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie's Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs in the 1980s. As an envoy for the Church of England, he travelled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of four hostages including journalist John...

 the humanitarian, author and hostage negotiator came from Styal.

Population


According to the United Kingdom Census 2001
United Kingdom Census 2001
A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001. This was the 20th UK Census and recorded a resident population of 58,789,194....

 data, the Morley and Styal Ward has a population of 5014, of which 2722 (54.3%) are females and 2292 (45.7%) are males. 949 people (18.93%) are aged 16 and under, and 969 people (19.33%) are aged 65 and over.
Morley & Styal Compared
2001 UK Census
United Kingdom Census 2001
A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001. This was the 20th UK Census and recorded a resident population of 58,789,194....

Morley & Styal Cheshire England
Total population 5,014 673,781 49,138,831
White 96.2% 98.4% 90.9%
Asian 1.3% 0.5% 4.6%
Black 0.5% 0.2% 2.3%

Ethnicity


Ethnic white groups (British, Irish, other) account for 96.19% (4823 people) of the population, with 3.81% (190 people) being in ethnic groups other than white.

Of the 3.81% (190 people) in non-white ethnic groups:
  • 53 (27.89%) belonged to mixed ethnic groups
  • 67 (35.26%) were Asian or Asian British
  • 25 (13.16%) were Black or Black British
  • 45 (23.64%) were Chinese or Other Ethnic Groups

Religion


A break-down of religious groups and denominations:
  • Christian - 76.31% (3826 people)
  • Buddhist - 0.24% (12 people)
  • Hindu - 0.50% (25 people)
  • Jewish - 0.76% (38 people)
  • Muslim - 1.18% (59 people)
  • Sikh - 0.18% (9 people)
  • Other religions - 0.26% (13 people)
  • No religion - 13.82% (693 people)
  • Religion not stated - 6.76% (339 people)

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