Area Information for Blackburn, BB1 1GN

This postcode in Blackburn is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Audley & Queen's Park ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blackburn. This page combines information for the address Blackburn, BB1 1GN, 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 July 2001. 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 Audley & Queen's Park
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 1GN:

July Street, Blackburn, BB1 1SR
Lambeth Street, Blackburn, BB1 1SL
Lambeth Street, Blackburn, BB1 1SN
Audley Range, Blackburn, BB1 1TG
June Street, Blackburn, BB1 1SS
Walter Street, Blackburn, BB1 1SU

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 1GN 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

The area containing Blackburn consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 2
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 99
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 105
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 53
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 100

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 26
Two People 17
Three People 12
Four People 15
Five People 10
Six People 12
Seven People 6
8+ People 2
Total 100

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 9
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 80

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 49% male.

Male 165
Female 172
Total 337

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BB1 1GN has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 34% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 30
5-7 34
8-9 20
10-14 26
15 5
16-17 8
18-19 9
20-24 33
25-29 22
30-44 76
45-59 31
60-64 10
65-74 19
75-84 13
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 337

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB1 1GN 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 63
Married 136
Divorced 7
Separated 3
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 222

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.

Very Good 159
Good 115
Fair 39
Bad 15
Very Bad 9
Total 337

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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) 26
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 44
No GCSEs or Equivalent 88
Other 21
Total 222

Ethnic Group Embed This

Blackburn can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 7% so.

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 24
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 184
Pakistani 94
Bangladeshi 13
Other Asian 17
Other 3
Total 337

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Blackburn), 53% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 180
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 25
Other 130
Total 337

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 1GN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 264
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 37
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 17

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 25
No Religion 0
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 286
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 20
Total 337

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Audley & Queen's Park ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 24% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 31
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 50
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 31
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 11
Total 208

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 13
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 9
Total 95

Blackburn, BB1 1GN is within the Audley policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 113 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB1 1GN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 113 crimes committed near BB1 1GN
Neighbourhood Team Address Audley
St Johns Court
Ainsworth St
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB1 1GN. 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 1GN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Blackburn, BB1 1GN. The nearest railway station is Blackburn, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blackburn 0.6 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 1.7 miles
Rishton 2.2 miles
Cherry Tree 2.4 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 2.5 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 3 miles
Darwen 3.2 miles
Pleasington 3.4 miles
Accrington 3.9 miles
Langho 4.2 miles
Huncoat 5.1 miles
Whalley 5.9 miles
Entwistle 6.4 miles
Hapton 6.5 miles
Rose Grove 7.9 miles
Bamber Bridge 8.2 miles
Burnley Barracks 9 miles
Chorley 9.2 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 9.2 miles
Lostock Hall 9.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Blackburn, BB1 1GN. The nearest is Blackburn St Thomas' Church of England Primary School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Blackburn St Thomas' Church of England Primary School 380 yards
Audley Infant School 430 yards
Audley Junior School 430 yards
St Matthew's Church of England Primary School 670 yards
St Mary's and St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School Blackburn half a mile
St Antony's RC Primary School 0.5 miles
St Alban's Roman Catholic Primary School Blackburn 0.7 miles
Shadsworth Infant School 0.8 miles
Shadsworth Junior School 0.8 miles
Daisyfield Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Blackburn, BB1 1GN. The nearest is Al Islah Girls' High School, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Al Islah Girls' High School 330 yards  
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 720 yards
Blackburn Central High School 830 yards
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 1 mile  
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 1.3 miles
Pleckgate High School 1.9 miles
Witton Park Academy 1.9 miles
Darwen Vale High School 2 miles
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School 2.1 miles
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Blackburn, BB1 1GN. The nearest is Lambeth Street Surgery, approximately 160 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 1GN. The nearest is Accrington Road Dental Surgery, approximately 830 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 6 closest hospitals to Blackburn, BB1 1GN. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Blackburn, BB1 1GN. The nearest is Univision Eye Centre, approximately 570 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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