Area Information for Blackburn, BB1 1GB

This postcode in Blackburn is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Blackburn Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blackburn. This page combines information for the address Blackburn, BB1 1GB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BB1 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1997. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Ward Blackburn Central
Constituency Blackburn
Region North West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Blackburn, BB1 1GB:

Lower Audley Street, Blackburn, BB1 1DG
Lower Audley Industrial Estate, Blackburn, BB1 1BB
Jubilee Street, Blackburn, BB1 1EP
Walker Street, Blackburn, BB1 1BG
Mayson Street, Blackburn, BB1 1AQ
Carlisle Street, Blackburn, BB1 1DJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BB1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Blackburn, BB1 1GB is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 3
Semi-Detached 57
Terraced 33
Flat (Purpose-Built) 57
Flat (Converted) 6
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Blackburn contains a higher than average level of social housing - 69% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 11
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 95
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 34
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 153

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 51
Two People 41
Three People 21
Four People 19
Five People 10
Six People 8
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 153

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 65
Total 116

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Blackburn constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 218
Female 204
Total 422

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BB1 1GB has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 39
5-7 29
8-9 15
10-14 35
15 5
16-17 13
18-19 16
20-24 25
25-29 32
30-44 90
45-59 54
60-64 16
65-74 24
75-84 23
85-89 2
90+ 4
Total 422

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB1 1GB does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 128
Married 102
Divorced 35
Separated 14
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 299

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

However, this area of the Blackburn Central ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (69%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 187
Good 103
Fair 78
Bad 43
Very Bad 11
Total 422

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BB1 1GB and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 29
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 15
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 43
No GCSEs or Equivalent 128
Other 30
Total 299

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 351
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 3
Pakistani 16
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 3
Black African 31
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 9
Total 422

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 310
Wales 1
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 47
Other 48
Total 422

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BB1 1GB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 193
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 38
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 181

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 271
No Religion 90
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 41
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 422

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 57
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 36
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 49
Other 21
Total 270

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 98

Blackburn, BB1 1GB is within the Blackburn Town Ctr policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2019, 292 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB1 1GB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 292 crimes committed near BB1 1GB
Neighbourhood Team Address Blackburn Town Ctr
Whitebirk Drive
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB1 1GB. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BB1 1GB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Blackburn, BB1 1GB. The nearest railway station is Blackburn, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blackburn 610 yards
Mill Hill (Lancs) 0.9 miles
Cherry Tree 1.5 miles
Pleasington 2.6 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 2.6 miles
Rishton 3 miles
Darwen 3.2 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 3.9 miles
Langho 4.5 miles
Accrington 4.8 miles
Huncoat 6 miles
Whalley 6.3 miles
Entwistle 6.7 miles
Bamber Bridge 7.3 miles
Hapton 7.4 miles
Lostock Hall 8.4 miles
Chorley 8.5 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 8.7 miles
Rose Grove 8.8 miles
Leyland 8.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Blackburn, BB1 1GB. The nearest is St Anne's Roman Catholic Primary School Blackburn, approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Blackburn, BB1 1GB. The nearest is Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 310 yards  
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 700 yards
Blackburn Central High School 0.7 miles
Al Islah Girls' High School 0.7 miles  
Witton Park Academy 1.1 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 1.2 miles
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School 1.4 miles
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 1.7 miles
Pleckgate High School 1.7 miles
Darwen Vale High School 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Blackburn, BB1 1GB. The nearest is St Georges Surgery, approximately 860 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Blackburn, BB1 1GB. The nearest is Boulevard Dental Practice, approximately 710 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Blackburn, BB1 1GB. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Blackburn, BB1 1GB. The nearest is E C Tyrrell Partnership, approximately 380 yards away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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