Area Information for Darwen, BB3 1YU

This postcode 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 Darwen, BB3 1YU, 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 March 2006. 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 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 Darwen, BB3 1YU:

Baron Street, Darwen, BB3 1NP
Hindle Street, Darwen, BB3 1NZ
Barley Bank Street, Darwen, BB3 1NW
Brighton Terrace, Darwen, BB3 1NY
Grafton Terrace, Darwen, BB3 1PJ

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 1YU 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 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 1
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 126
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Darwen contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 21% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 40
Owned with Mortgage 58
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 0
Total 129

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 37
Three People 24
Four People 17
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 30
Total 104

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.

Male 163
Female 148
Total 311

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 19
8-9 14
10-14 16
15 1
16-17 10
18-19 8
20-24 21
25-29 28
30-44 64
45-59 63
60-64 10
65-74 14
75-84 15
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 311

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 1YU 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 95
Married 90
Divorced 34
Separated 7
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 238

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 166
Good 89
Fair 42
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 311

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) 44
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 60
Other 4
Total 238

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 97% 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 301
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 1
Other 3
Total 311

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 290
Wales 2
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 2
Other 5
Total 311

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 1YU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 244
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 2
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 62

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 211
No Religion 69
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 311

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 93
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 6
Total 218

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 29
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 142

Darwen, BB3 1YU 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, 65 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB3 1YU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 65 crimes committed near BB3 1YU
Neighbourhood Team Address Darwen Town Centre & Sunnyhurst
Union Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB3 1YU. 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 1YU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Darwen, BB3 1YU. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 0.6 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 2.6 miles
Cherry Tree 2.8 miles
Blackburn 3.2 miles
Pleasington 3.4 miles
Entwistle 4.1 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 5 miles
Rishton 5 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 5.5 miles
Accrington 5.7 miles
Bromley Cross 6.6 miles
Chorley 6.9 miles
Huncoat 7.3 miles
Langho 7.3 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 7.6 miles
Bamber Bridge 7.7 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 7.7 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 7.9 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 8.4 miles
Blackrod 8.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darwen, BB3 1YU. The nearest is Avondale Primary School, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Avondale Primary School 190 yards
St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School 800 yards
Holy Trinity VC School 0.6 miles
Darwen St James CofE Primary Academy 0.7 miles
St Edward's Roman Catholic Primary School Blackburn 0.7 miles
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Darwen 0.9 miles
Sudell Primary School 1 mile
Darwen St Peter's Church of England Primary School 1.1 miles
Lower Darwen Primary School 1.3 miles
Ashleigh Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darwen, BB3 1YU. The nearest is Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio 770 yards
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 0.8 miles
Darwen Vale High School 1.1 miles
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 2.4 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 2.6 miles
Blackburn Central High School 2.6 miles
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 3 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3 miles
Witton Park Academy 3.1 miles
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School 4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darwen, BB3 1YU. The nearest is New GP from January 2018 - Dr Zaki Patel, approximately 580 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 Darwen, BB3 1YU. The nearest is Blue Sky Dental Care, approximately 580 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 Darwen, BB3 1YU. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darwen, BB3 1YU. The nearest is Eyeful Tower, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyeful Tower 340 yards
K N Johnson Opticians 470 yards
Darwen Eye Centre 0.6 miles
Susan Hilton Opticians 0.7 miles
Univision Eye Centre 3 miles
The Glasses Factory 3.1 miles
E C Tyrrell Partnership 3.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.3 miles
Boots-Blackburn 3.3 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.

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