Area Information for Blackburn, BB1 4EQ

This postcode in Blackburn is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Rishton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hyndburn. This page combines information for the address Blackburn, BB1 4EQ, 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Hyndburn
Ward Rishton
Constituency Hyndburn
Region North West
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Blackburn, BB1 4EQ 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 12
Semi-Detached 101
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 117
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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 65
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 0
Total 116

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 21
Two People 53
Three People 15
Four People 20
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 116

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 69

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 Hyndburn constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Gender
Male 151
Female 142
Total 293

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 9
5-7 17
8-9 3
10-14 18
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 15
25-29 16
30-44 40
45-59 67
60-64 17
65-74 48
75-84 23
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 293

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB1 4EQ 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 58
Married 155
Divorced 7
Separated 7
Widowed 13
Same Sex 1
Total 241

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.

Health
Very Good 131
Good 112
Fair 38
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 293

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 70
Apprenticeship 25
2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs 20
No GCSEs 47
Other 7
Total 241

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Blackburn) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% 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 287
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Chinese 1
Black African 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 293

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 277
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 9
Total 293

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 4EQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 244
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 46

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.

Religion
Christian 247
No Religion 28
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 293

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rishton ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 82
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 60
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 3
Total 214

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 23
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 130

Blackburn, BB1 4EQ is within the Rishton policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near BB1 4EQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Rishton
8-10 Broadway
Accrington
Force Website: http://lancashire.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to BB1 4EQ. 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 4EQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Blackburn, BB1 4EQ. The nearest railway station is Rishton, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rishton 470 yards
Church & Oswaldtwistle 1.8 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 2.4 miles
Accrington 2.5 miles
Blackburn 2.5 miles
Langho 2.9 miles
Huncoat 3.2 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 3.7 miles
Whalley 4.1 miles
Cherry Tree 4.4 miles
Hapton 4.6 miles
Darwen 4.9 miles
Pleasington 5.4 miles
Rose Grove 6 miles
Burnley Barracks 7.1 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 7.4 miles
Entwistle 7.6 miles
Clitheroe 7.6 miles
Burnley Central 7.7 miles
Brierfield 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Blackburn, BB1 4EQ. The nearest is St Charles' RC School, approximately 580 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Blackburn, BB1 4EQ. The nearest is The Hyndburn Academy, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Hyndburn Academy half a mile
    
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 2 miles
    
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 2 miles
    
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 2 miles
    
Accrington Academy 2.2 miles
    
Al Islah Girls' High School 2.2 miles  
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 2.3 miles
    
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 2.4 miles
    
Pleckgate High School 2.5 miles
    
Blackburn Central High School 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Blackburn, BB1 4EQ. The nearest is High Street Surgery, approximately 720 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 4EQ. The nearest is Mr A A Shaw, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Blackburn, BB1 4EQ. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Blackburn, BB1 4EQ. The nearest is Paul Nuttall Optometrist, approximately 1.5 miles 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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