Area Information for Blackburn, BB1 5GJ

This postcode in Blackburn is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Little Harwood & Whitebirk ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blackburn. This page combines information for the address Blackburn, BB1 5GJ, 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 2000. 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 Little Harwood & Whitebirk
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 5GJ:

Rydal Road, Blackburn, BB1 5NR
Plane Tree Road, Blackburn, BB1 5PA
Wareham Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PH
Bay Street, Blackburn, BB1 5NJ
Railway Grove, Blackburn, BB1 5NW
Whalley Old Road, Blackburn, BB1 5PQ

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 5GJ 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 6
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 65
Flat (Purpose-Built) 49
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Blackburn contains a higher than average level of social housing - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 37
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 48
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 122

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 53
Two People 22
Three People 12
Four People 15
Five People 7
Six People 10
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 122

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 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 78

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 155
Female 167
Total 322

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 22
5-7 16
8-9 7
10-14 22
15 7
16-17 12
18-19 6
20-24 25
25-29 29
30-44 50
45-59 54
60-64 22
65-74 17
75-84 19
85-89 10
90+ 4
Total 322

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB1 5GJ 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 66
Married 121
Divorced 19
Separated 6
Widowed 36
Same Sex 0
Total 248

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 Little Harwood & Whitebirk 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.

Health
Very Good 110
Good 113
Fair 62
Bad 28
Very Bad 9
Total 322

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BB1 5GJ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 32
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs 36
No GCSEs 102
Other 26
Total 248

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 27% 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 87
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 195
Pakistani 29
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 322

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Blackburn), 64% 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 207
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 99
Total 322

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 5GJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 235
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 23
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 54

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 71
No Religion 13
Buddhist 0
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 209
Sikh 4
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 322

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 40
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 27
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 20
Total 215

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 15
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 92

Blackburn, BB1 5GJ is within the Little Harwood policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 93 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB1 5GJ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 93 crimes committed near BB1 5GJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Little Harwood
St Johns Court
Ainsworth St
Blackburn
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 5GJ. 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 5GJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Blackburn, BB1 5GJ. The nearest railway station is Blackburn, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blackburn 1 mile
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 1.5 miles
Rishton 1.9 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 2.2 miles
Cherry Tree 2.8 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 3.2 miles
Langho 3.2 miles
Pleasington 3.7 miles
Accrington 4 miles
Darwen 4.2 miles
Huncoat 5 miles
Whalley 5 miles
Hapton 6.3 miles
Entwistle 7.5 miles
Rose Grove 7.8 miles
Bamber Bridge 8.2 miles
Clitheroe 8.4 miles
Burnley Barracks 8.8 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 9.1 miles
Lostock Hall 9.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Blackburn, BB1 5GJ. The nearest is Rawdhatul Uloom Islamic Primary School, approximately 140 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Blackburn, BB1 5GJ. The nearest is Al Islah Girls' High School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Al Islah Girls' High School 1 mile  
Pleckgate High School 1.1 miles
    
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 1.3 miles
    
Blackburn Central High School 1.4 miles
    
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 1.6 miles
    
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 1.7 miles
    
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School 1.9 miles
    
The Hyndburn Academy 2.1 miles
    
Witton Park Academy 2.1 miles
    
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Blackburn, BB1 5GJ. The nearest is Little Harwood Health Centre, approximately 70 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 5GJ. The nearest is Drakes Dental Care, approximately 450 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 5GJ. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Blackburn, BB1 5GJ. The nearest is Eye Shop Optical UK Ltd, approximately 450 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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