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Salford first place in the country with average age below 18

Official figures show children outnumber adults in Higher Broughton, a Jewish district in the city

23 Oct 2014

When the BBC moved to Salford, the corporation hoped to tap into a young, dynamic workforce based in the North West. According to figures released yesterday, Higher Broughton in Salford has become the first recorded place in the country where adults outnumber children [sic, intended meaning must be opposite]. The BBC began moving much of its programming to Salford in 2007 at a cost of more than £877 million. Graham Cooper, a youth development worker, said the average age of 17.2 in Higher Broughton was due to the high proportion of Hasidic Jews in the neighbourhood. He said: "Many of these families can have up to eight young children under the same roof."

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