Area Information for Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE

Preston New Road in Blackburn is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Billinge & Beardwood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blackburn. This page combines information for the address Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BB2 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 Billinge & Beardwood
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 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE:

Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7BG
Wycollar Drive, Blackburn, BB2 7AG
Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AQ
Priors Close, Blackburn, BB2 7BB
Wycollar Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AF
Scar Lane, Blackburn, BB2 7BD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BB2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE 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 Preston New Road, Blackburn consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 99
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 39
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 170
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 66
Owned with Mortgage 63
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 156

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 40
Two People 61
Three People 16
Four People 22
Five People 7
Six People 4
Seven People 4
8+ People 2
Total 156

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 49
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 111

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 50% male.

Male 204
Female 208
Total 412

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 23
5-7 13
8-9 9
10-14 25
15 12
16-17 5
18-19 14
20-24 23
25-29 14
30-44 70
45-59 104
60-64 26
65-74 38
75-84 23
85-89 9
90+ 4
Total 412

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB2 7AE 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 75
Married 201
Divorced 21
Separated 6
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 330

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 202
Good 147
Fair 40
Bad 16
Very Bad 7
Total 412

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) 133
Apprenticeship 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 51
Other 17
Total 330

Ethnic Group Embed This

Preston New 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 56% 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 231
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 93
Pakistani 56
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 3
Other Asian 3
Other 4
Total 412

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 342
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 60
Total 412

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 BB2 7AE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 370
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 25

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 193
No Religion 41
Buddhist 1
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 147
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 412

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Billinge & Beardwood ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 93
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 56
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 8
Total 294

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 15
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 47
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 198

Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE is within the Lammack & Beardwood policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2020, 64 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB2 7AE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 64 crimes committed near Preston New Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Lammack & Beardwood
Whitebirk Drive
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB2 7AE. 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 BB2 7AE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE. The nearest railway station is Mill Hill (Lancs), approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mill Hill (Lancs) 1.4 miles
Blackburn 1.5 miles
Cherry Tree 1.5 miles
Pleasington 2.1 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 2.2 miles
Rishton 3.8 miles
Langho 4.4 miles
Darwen 4.4 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 5 miles
Accrington 5.9 miles
Whalley (Lancashire) 6.3 miles
Bamber Bridge 6.3 miles
Huncoat 6.9 miles
Lostock Hall 7.4 miles
Entwistle 8 miles
Preston (Lancs) 8 miles
Leyland 8.1 miles
Hapton 8.2 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 8.4 miles
Chorley 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE. The nearest is The Olive School Blackburn, approximately 290 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE. The nearest is Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School 120 yards
Witton Park Academy 0.9 miles
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 1.1 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 1.3 miles
Pleckgate High School 1.3 miles
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 1.9 miles
Al Islah Girls' High School 2 miles  
Blackburn Central High School 2.1 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 2.6 miles
Darwen Vale High School 3.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE. The nearest is Limefield Surgery, approximately 0.5 miles 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 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE. The nearest is Drakes Dental Care, approximately 840 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 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE. The nearest is Beardwood Hospital, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AE. The nearest is Mr Yacub (Dom Only), approximately 640 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.