0161 area code

Manchester

The 0161 area code is for Manchester and the surrounding area.

Locations using 0161 numbers include:

  • Altrincham
  • Ardwick
  • Ashton under Lyne
  • Blackfriars
  • Bramhall
  • Broughton
  • Bury
  • Cheetham Hill
  • Chorlton cum Hardy
  • Collyhurst
  • Denton
  • Didsbury
  • Droylsden
  • Dukinfield
  • Eccles
  • Failsworth
  • Gatley
  • Heaton Moor
  • Hulme Hall
  • Hyde
  • Irlam
  • Longford
  • Manchester
  • Marple
  • Middleton
  • Moss Side
  • Oldham
  • Partington
  • Pendleton
  • Prestwich
  • Radcliffe
  • Ringway
  • Rusholme
  • Sale
  • Stalybridge
  • Stepping Hill
  • Stockport
  • Stretford
  • Swinton
  • Trafford
  • Urmston
  • Walkden
  • Whitefield
  • Woodley
  • Wythenshawe

Most numbers using the 0161 area code are normal Manchester landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)

0161 area code information

Area code:0161
Location:Manchester
Council area:Greater Manchester
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:7 digits
Number format:0161 xxx xxxx or (0161) xxx xxxx
International number format:+44 161 xxx xxxx
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 061)

All numbers starting 0161 are part of the Manchester area code. This includes 01612 numbers, 01613 numbers, 01614 numbers, 01616 numbers, 01617 numbers, 01618 numbers, 01619 numbers and all other numbers that start with the digits 0161, regardless of how the number is displayed or what the following digits are.

Map of 0161 Manchester area code