Area Information for Darwen, BB3 2AS

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 2AS, 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 June 1997. 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 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 2AS:

Mayfield Flats, Darwen, BB3 2PR
Bolton Road, Darwen, BB3 2PS
Mayfield Flats, Darwen, BB3 2PP
Junction Street, Darwen, BB3 2RB
Astley Street, Darwen, BB3 2PT
Grimshaw Street, Darwen, BB3 2QJ

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 2AS 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 6
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 119
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 140
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Darwen contains a higher than average level of social housing - 69% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 18
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 77
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 3
Total 137

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 91
Two People 37
Three People 3
Four People 5
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 46
Total 85

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 49% male.

Male 98
Female 101
Total 199

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 7
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 2
15 2
16-17 1
18-19 0
20-24 2
25-29 7
30-44 22
45-59 59
60-64 26
65-74 38
75-84 16
85-89 6
90+ 4
Total 199

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BB3 2AS is high - 7% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 48
Married 42
Divorced 49
Separated 13
Widowed 29
Same Sex 0
Total 181

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.

However, this area of the Darwen South ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (48%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 40
Good 56
Fair 65
Bad 23
Very Bad 15
Total 199

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BB3 2AS and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 14
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs 15
No GCSEs 90
Other 12
Total 181

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 194
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 2
Other 2
Total 199

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 182
Wales 0
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 0
Other 4
Total 199

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 2AS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 132
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
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 66

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 137
No Religion 38
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 199

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Darwen South ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 30% 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 39
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 46
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 30
Other 1
Total 155

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 11
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 65

Darwen, BB3 2AS 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. In October 2018, 60 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB3 2AS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 60 crimes committed near BB3 2AS
Neighbourhood Team Address Marsh House & Whitehall
St Johns Court
Ainsworth St
Force Website:

Data courtesy of See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to BB3 2AS. 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 2AS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Darwen, BB3 2AS. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 0.8 miles
Entwistle 2.9 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 3.8 miles
Cherry Tree 4 miles
Blackburn 4.2 miles
Pleasington 4.6 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 5.3 miles
Bromley Cross 5.4 miles
Rishton 5.6 miles
Accrington 6 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 6.5 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 6.5 miles
Chorley 7.2 miles
Huncoat 7.5 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 7.7 miles
Bolton 7.9 miles
Blackrod 7.9 miles
Lostock 8 miles
Horwich Parkway 8.1 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 8.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darwen, BB3 2AS. The nearest is Ashleigh Primary School, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ashleigh Primary School 600 yards
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Darwen 660 yards
Darwen St Peter's Church of England Primary School 740 yards
Darwen, St Barnabas CofE Primary Academy 0.5 miles
Holy Trinity VC School 0.7 miles
Sudell Primary School 0.7 miles
Darwen St James CofE Primary Academy 1.1 miles
Avondale Primary School 1.3 miles
Hoddlesden St Paul's Church of England Primary School 1.5 miles
St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School 1.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darwen, BB3 2AS. The nearest is Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 0.5 miles
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio 0.8 miles
Darwen Vale High School 2 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 3.4 miles
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 3.6 miles
Blackburn Central High School 3.6 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.9 miles
Al Islah Girls' High School 4 miles  
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 4.1 miles
Witton Park Academy 4.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darwen, BB3 2AS. The nearest is Spring-Fenisco Healthlink, 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 Darwen, BB3 2AS. The nearest is Darwen Dental Department, approximately 250 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 6 closest hospitals to Darwen, BB3 2AS. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darwen, BB3 2AS. The nearest is Susan Hilton Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Susan Hilton Opticians 0.6 miles
Darwen Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Eyeful Tower 1 mile
K N Johnson Opticians 1 mile
Univision Eye Centre 4 miles
E C Tyrrell Partnership 4.2 miles
The Glasses Factory 4.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.4 miles
Boots-Blackburn 4.4 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