Area Information for Darwen, BB3 1UQ

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

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1991. 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 Village
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Ward Darwen South
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 Darwen, BB3 1UQ:

Bolton Road, Darwen, BB3 1BZ
India Mill Business Centre, Darwen, BB3 1AE
Springfield Flats, Darwen, BB3 1DD
India Mill Business Centre, Darwen, BB3 1AD
Taylor Street, Darwen, BB3 1DQ
Bolton Road, Darwen, BB3 1DF

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 Darwen, BB3 1UQ 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 Darwen 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 47
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 86
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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 35
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 2
Total 81

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 6
Two People 41
Three People 17
Four People 11
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 81

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 64

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 112
Female 104
Total 216

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 3
5-7 8
8-9 5
10-14 16
15 5
16-17 8
18-19 4
20-24 8
25-29 5
30-44 35
45-59 64
60-64 29
65-74 21
75-84 4
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 216

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 1UQ 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 45
Married 115
Divorced 13
Separated 3
Widowed 1
Same Sex 2
Total 179

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 121
Good 76
Fair 11
Bad 8
Very Bad 0
Total 216

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) 71
Apprenticeship 8
2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs 14
No GCSEs 38
Other 3
Total 179

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 98% 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 212
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Total 216

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 213
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 1
Total 216

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 1UQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 194
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 21

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 153
No Religion 30
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 30
Total 216

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Darwen South ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 32
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 174

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 3
Manufacturing 8
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 112

Darwen, BB3 1UQ is within the Marsh House & Whitehall 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 BB3 1UQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Marsh House & Whitehall
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 BB3 1UQ. 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 1UQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Darwen, BB3 1UQ. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 1.6 miles
Entwistle 2.9 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 4.2 miles
Cherry Tree 4.3 miles
Pleasington 4.7 miles
Blackburn 4.8 miles
Bromley Cross 5.1 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 6.1 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 6.2 miles
Chorley 6.4 miles
Rishton 6.5 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 6.8 miles
Accrington 6.9 miles
Blackrod 7 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 7.1 miles
Lostock 7.2 miles
Horwich Parkway 7.3 miles
Bolton 7.4 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 7.5 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 8.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darwen, BB3 1UQ. The nearest is Ashleigh Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darwen, BB3 1UQ. The nearest is Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 1.3 miles
    
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio 1.4 miles
    
Darwen Vale High School 2.7 miles
    
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 3.9 miles
    
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 4.2 miles
    
Blackburn Central High School 4.3 miles
    
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 4.6 miles
    
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 4.6 miles
    
Al Islah Girls' High School 4.7 miles  
Witton Park Academy 4.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darwen, BB3 1UQ. The nearest is Spring-Fenisco Healthlink, approximately 1.1 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 Darwen, BB3 1UQ. The nearest is Darwen Dental Department, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 9 closest hospitals to Darwen, BB3 1UQ. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 4.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darwen, BB3 1UQ. The nearest is Susan Hilton Opticians, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Susan Hilton Opticians 1.3 miles
Darwen Eye Centre 1.4 miles
Eyeful Tower 1.6 miles
K N Johnson Opticians 1.6 miles
The Glasses Factory 4.3 miles
Bromley Cross Opticians 4.4 miles
Univision Eye Centre 4.6 miles
E C Tyrrell Partnership 4.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 5 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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