Area Information for Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG

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

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Ward Sunnyhurst
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 Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG:

Aysgarth Drive, Darwen, BB3 1LB
Owlet Hall Road, Darwen, BB3 1JH
Earnsdale Road, Darwen, BB3 1JA
Harwood Street, Darwen, BB3 1JD
Moorland Avenue, Darwen, BB3 1JP

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 Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG 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 6 property sales in Earnsdale Close 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 34
Semi-Detached 48
Terraced 43
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 126
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 68
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 1
Total 123

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 30
Two People 55
Three People 25
Four People 10
Five People 1
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 123

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 79

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 50% male.

Male 136
Female 136
Total 272

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 4
5-7 5
8-9 3
10-14 14
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 17
25-29 10
30-44 39
45-59 65
60-64 36
65-74 38
75-84 16
85-89 10
90+ 2
Total 272

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 1RG 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 53
Married 144
Divorced 17
Separated 6
Widowed 23
Same Sex 2
Total 245

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 122
Good 102
Fair 41
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 272

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) 68
Apprenticeship 13
2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs 28
No GCSEs 55
Other 10
Total 245

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Earnsdale Close, Darwen) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% 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 268
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Chinese 1
Black African 1
Total 272

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 257
Wales 1
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 2
Other 1
Total 272

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 1RG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 241
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 28

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 224
No Religion 36
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 10
Total 272

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sunnyhurst 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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 53
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 0
Total 217

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 35
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 142

Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG is within the Darwen Town Centre & Sunnyhurst policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In January 2018, 44 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB3 1RG.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 44 crimes committed near Earnsdale Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Darwen Town Centre & Sunnyhurst
Union Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB3 1RG. 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 1RG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 0.9 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 2.4 miles
Cherry Tree 2.5 miles
Blackburn 3.1 miles
Pleasington 3.1 miles
Entwistle 4.3 miles
Rishton 5 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 5.1 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 5.4 miles
Accrington 5.9 miles
Chorley 6.7 miles
Bromley Cross 6.8 miles
Langho 7.3 miles
Bamber Bridge 7.4 miles
Huncoat 7.4 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 7.5 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 7.8 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 7.8 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 8.2 miles
Leyland 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG. The nearest is Avondale Primary School, approximately 410 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG. 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 Aldridge Community Academy 1 mile
Darwen Vale High School 1.1 miles
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 2.2 miles
Blackburn Central High School 2.6 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 2.7 miles
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 2.8 miles
Witton Park Academy 3 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3 miles
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG. The nearest is New GP from January 2018 - Dr Zaki Patel, approximately 680 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 Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG. The nearest is Blue Sky Dental Care, approximately 680 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 Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Earnsdale Close, Darwen, BB3 1RG. The nearest is Eyeful Tower, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyeful Tower 770 yards
K N Johnson Opticians 0.5 miles
Darwen Eye Centre 0.9 miles
Susan Hilton Opticians 0.9 miles
The Glasses Factory 2.8 miles
Univision Eye Centre 2.9 miles
E C Tyrrell Partnership 3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.2 miles
Boots-Blackburn 3.2 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 1RG

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 36.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 71.6Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 11.9Mbps
Superfast 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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