Area Information for Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY

Oldfield Avenue in Darwen is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Darwen West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rossendale and Darwen. This page combines information for the address Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY, 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 1QY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Ward Darwen West
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 Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY:

Hawkshaw Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QZ
Falcon Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QX
Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 1QU
St Cuthberts Close, Darwen, BB3 1LD
Earnsdale Road, Darwen, BB3 1QT
Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 1HL

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 Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY 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 46 property sales in Oldfield 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 22
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 47
Flat (Converted) 7
Total 154
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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 61
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 23
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 152

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 67
Two People 45
Three People 21
Four People 14
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 152

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 93

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 45% male.

Gender
Male 150
Female 182
Total 332

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 12
5-7 7
8-9 3
10-14 16
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 4
20-24 16
25-29 21
30-44 50
45-59 67
60-64 28
65-74 39
75-84 34
85-89 12
90+ 14
Total 332

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 1QY 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 88
Married 126
Divorced 21
Separated 12
Widowed 44
Same Sex 0
Total 291

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 142
Good 104
Fair 58
Bad 26
Very Bad 2
Total 332

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) 73
Apprenticeship 14
2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs 32
No GCSEs 90
Other 8
Total 291

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 312
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Pakistani 11
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 332

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 302
Wales 1
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 8
Other 10
Total 332

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 1QY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 239
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 79

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 241
No Religion 45
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 11
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 34
Total 332

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Darwen West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 24% 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 94
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 55
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 3
Total 231

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 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 138

Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Oldfield Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Sudell & Earcroft
Blackburn Railway Station
The Boulevard
Blackburn
Force Website: http://www.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 BB3 1QY. 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 1QY.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 0.8 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 2.2 miles
Cherry Tree 2.4 miles
Blackburn 2.8 miles
Pleasington 3.1 miles
Entwistle 4.4 miles
Rishton 4.7 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 4.7 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 5.1 miles
Accrington 5.6 miles
Langho 6.9 miles
Bromley Cross 7 miles
Huncoat 7.1 miles
Chorley 7.1 miles
Bamber Bridge 7.5 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 7.7 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 8 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 Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY. The nearest is St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School, approximately 290 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY. The nearest is Darwen Vale High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen Vale High School 0.8 miles
    
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio 0.8 miles
    
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 1.1 miles
    
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 Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY. The nearest is New GP from January 2018 - Dr Zaki Patel, approximately 220 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 Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY. The nearest is Blue Sky Dental Care, approximately 220 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 Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldfield Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1QY. The nearest is Eyeful Tower, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyeful Tower 0.5 miles
K N Johnson Opticians 0.5 miles
Darwen Eye Centre 0.9 miles
Susan Hilton Opticians 1 mile
Univision Eye Centre 2.6 miles
E C Tyrrell Partnership 2.7 miles
The Glasses Factory 2.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.9 miles
Boots-Blackburn 2.9 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.


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Broadband in BB3 1QY

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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 40 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 33.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.1Mbps
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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