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St George's Church, a Grade II* listed building
Carrington is located in Greater Manchester
Population 396 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SJ737921
Civil parish
  • Carrington
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district M31
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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List of places
Greater Manchester
53°25′52″N 2°23′31″W / 53.431°N 2.392°W / 53.431; -2.392

Carrington is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Historically a part of Cheshire, the village is west of Greater Manchester Urban Area, and includes several industrial sites.


Several derivations of the name Carrington have been suggested, all from Old English. The name may mean "estate associated with a man called Cara"; alternatively, the first part of the name may be derived from caring, meaning "tending or herding" or cring, which means "river bend", so either "place associated with herding", or "settlement by a river bend". In the 12th century, Carrington was known as Carrintona.



At the 2001 UK census, Carrington had a total population of 396. For every 100 females, there were 110.6 males. The average household size was 2.62. Of those aged 16–74 in Carrington, 53.3% had no academic qualifications or one GCSE, higher than the figures for all of Trafford (40.8%) and in England (45.5%). According to the census, 1.75% were unemployed and 34.39% were economically inactive. 21.72% of the population were under the age of 16 and 6.31% were aged 75 and over; the mean age of the people of Carrington was 37.24. 66.41% of residents described their health as "good".

Population change

Population change in Carrington since 1801
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 1971 2001
Population 435 480 531 552 559 536 521 469 438 568 514 522 531 504 627 642 488 396
Source: A Vision of Britain through Time


Manchester United have the Trafford Training Centre and Bury formerly had the Carrington Training Centre on Carrington Moss, as does Sale Sharks Rugby Club.

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