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St George's Church, a Grade II* listed building
|Population||396 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
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.
|Cadishead||Ashton upon Mersey|
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 in Carrington since 1801|
|Source: A Vision of Britain through Time|
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