Area Information for Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX

Falcon Avenue in Darwen is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Earcroft ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rossendale and Darwen. This page combines information for the address Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BB3 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BB3 1QX.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Ward Earcroft
Constituency Rossendale and Darwen
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 Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX:

Earnsdale Road, Darwen, BB3 1QT
Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 1QU
Earnsdale Road, Darwen, BB3 1QG
St Cuthberts Close, Darwen, BB3 1LD
Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BB3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX 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

We have found 35 property sales in Falcon Avenue since the beginning of 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 Falcon Avenue, Darwen 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 8
Terraced 124
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Total 143
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Falcon Avenue, Darwen contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 46
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 130

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 42
Two People 40
Three People 21
Four People 17
Five People 7
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 130

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 43
Total 114

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 Rossendale and Darwen constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 150
Female 163
Total 313

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 27
5-7 13
8-9 7
10-14 13
15 4
16-17 9
18-19 12
20-24 35
25-29 36
30-44 64
45-59 63
60-64 6
65-74 14
75-84 10
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 313

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 1QX 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 139
Married 69
Divorced 28
Separated 6
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 249

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 130
Good 115
Fair 36
Bad 25
Very Bad 7
Total 313

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) 43
Apprenticeship 8
2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs 49
No GCSEs 66
Other 15
Total 249

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% white.

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 284
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 1
Pakistani 5
Chinese 1
Other Asian 15
Other 3
Total 313

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 267
Wales 1
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 23
Total 313

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 BB3 1QX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 205
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 99

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 194
No Religion 75
Buddhist 6
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 313

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 108
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 8
Total 239

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 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 145

Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX is within the Sudell & Earcroft policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In January 2018, 69 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB3 1QX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 69 crimes committed near Falcon Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Sudell & Earcroft
Blackburn Railway Station
The Boulevard
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB3 1QX. 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 BB3 1QX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 0.8 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 2.3 miles
Cherry Tree 2.5 miles
Blackburn 2.8 miles
Pleasington 3.2 miles
Entwistle 4.3 miles
Rishton 4.7 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 4.8 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 5.1 miles
Accrington 5.6 miles
Bromley Cross 6.9 miles
Langho 7 miles
Huncoat 7.1 miles
Chorley 7.1 miles
Bamber Bridge 7.6 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 7.8 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 7.9 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 8.2 miles
Hapton 8.5 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX. The nearest is St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX. The nearest is Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio 0.7 miles
Darwen Vale High School 0.8 miles
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 1 mile
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 2.1 miles
Blackburn Central High School 2.3 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 2.3 miles
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 2.6 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 2.7 miles
Witton Park Academy 2.8 miles
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School 3.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX. The nearest is New GP from January 2018 - Dr Zaki Patel, approximately 120 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 Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX. The nearest is Blue Sky Dental Care, approximately 120 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 7 closest hospitals to Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX. The nearest is Eyeful Tower, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyeful Tower 590 yards
K N Johnson Opticians 840 yards
Darwen Eye Centre 0.8 miles
Susan Hilton Opticians 0.9 miles
Univision Eye Centre 2.6 miles
E C Tyrrell Partnership 2.8 miles
The Glasses Factory 2.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3 miles
Boots-Blackburn 3 miles

* 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.

  NHS Choices

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Broadband in BB3 1QX

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 19 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 40.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 120Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%

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