Area Information for Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ

Railway Road 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 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ, 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.

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 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ:

Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AX
Salford, Blackburn, BB1 5BE
Church Street, Blackburn, BB1 5AS
Eanam, Blackburn, BB1 5BS
Church Street, Blackburn, BB1 5AL
Church Street, Blackburn, BB1 5AW

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 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ 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 Railway Road, Blackburn consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 6
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 183
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 241
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Railway Road, Blackburn contains a higher than average level of social housing - 83% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 4
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 48
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 147
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 8
Total 236

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 172
Two People 30
Three People 7
Four People 3
Five People 14
Six People 6
Seven People 3
8+ People 1
Total 236

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 40
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 88
Total 167

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 53% male.

Male 223
Female 195
Total 418

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 19
5-7 9
8-9 8
10-14 26
15 2
16-17 12
18-19 6
20-24 19
25-29 37
30-44 100
45-59 73
60-64 26
65-74 42
75-84 28
85-89 8
90+ 3
Total 418

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB1 5AZ 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 140
Married 110
Divorced 48
Separated 12
Widowed 44
Same Sex 0
Total 354

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 (55%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 113
Good 117
Fair 102
Bad 68
Very Bad 18
Total 418

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Railway Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% 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) 28
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 51
No GCSEs or Equivalent 160
Other 26
Total 354

Ethnic Group Embed This

Railway Road, 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 53% 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 223
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 61
Pakistani 86
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 33
Black Caribbean 1
Other 11
Total 418

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 295
Wales 1
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 13
Other 93
Total 418

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 5AZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 297
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 81

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 166
No Religion 38
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 178
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 34
Total 418

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 60
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 37
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 54
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 67
Other 10
Total 315

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 25
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 101

Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Railway Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Blackburn Town Ctr
Whitebirk Drive
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB1 5AZ. 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 5AZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ. The nearest railway station is Blackburn, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blackburn 190 yards
Mill Hill (Lancs) 1.3 miles
Cherry Tree 1.9 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 2.2 miles
Rishton 2.6 miles
Pleasington 2.9 miles
Darwen 3.5 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 3.6 miles
Langho 4.1 miles
Accrington 4.5 miles
Huncoat 5.7 miles
Whalley (Lancashire) 5.9 miles
Entwistle 6.9 miles
Hapton 7 miles
Bamber Bridge 7.6 miles
Rose Grove 8.5 miles
Lostock Hall 8.7 miles
Chorley 8.9 miles
Leyland 9.2 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 9.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ. The nearest is St Michael With St John CofE Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ. The nearest is Al Islah Girls' High School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Al Islah Girls' High School 0.5 miles  
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 0.6 miles
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 0.7 miles
Blackburn Central High School 0.8 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 1.1 miles
Witton Park Academy 1.4 miles
Pleckgate High School 1.4 miles
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School 1.4 miles
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 2.1 miles
Darwen Vale High School 2.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ. The nearest is Larkhill Surgery, approximately 570 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 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ. The nearest is Boulevard Dental Practice, approximately 90 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 10 closest hospitals to Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AZ. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately < 50 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.