Area Information for Darwen, BB3 2AU
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1999. 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.
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 2AU:
|Mayfield Flats, Darwen, BB3 2PR|
|Bolton Road, Darwen, BB3 2PS|
|Mayfield Flats, Darwen, BB3 2PP|
|Astley Street, Darwen, BB3 2PT|
|Bury Fold Close, Darwen, BB3 2NZ|
|Shepherd Street, Darwen, BB3 2PU|
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Darwen, BB3 2AU 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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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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||12|
|Rented: From Council||18|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||77|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||12|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The number of residents who are separated in BB3 2AU 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.
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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
BB3 2AU 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|
|2+ A Levels||11|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||28|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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 2AU
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||0|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||17|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||1|
|Looking After Home or Family||6|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||30|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||3|
|Accommodation and Food||6|
|Information and Communication||2|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||3|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||12|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||1|
Darwen, BB3 2AU 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 April 2018, 56 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB3 2AU.
|Crime:||Click here to view 56 crimes committed near BB3 2AU|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Marsh House & Whitehall
Below are the details of the closest services to BB3 2AU. 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 2AU.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Darwen, BB3 2AU. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 0.8 miles away.
|Mill Hill (Lancs)||3.8 miles|
|Cherry Tree||3.9 miles|
|Church & Oswaldtwistle||5.3 miles|
|Bromley Cross||5.4 miles|
|Hall i' th' Wood||6.5 miles|
|Ramsgreave & Wilpshire||6.5 miles|
|Adlington (Lancs)||7.7 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 2AU. 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||630 yards|
|Darwen St Peter's Church of England Primary School||750 yards|
|Darwen, St Barnabas CofE Primary Academy||0.5 miles|
|Holy Trinity VC School||0.7 miles|
|Sudell Primary School||0.8 miles|
|Darwen St James CofE Primary Academy||1 mile|
|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||1.6 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darwen, BB3 2AU. 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||3.8 miles||
|St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy||4.1 miles||
|Witton Park Academy||4.3 miles||
|Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School||5 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darwen, BB3 2AU. The nearest is Spring-Fenisco Healthlink, approximately 650 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Spring-Fenisco Healthlink||650 yards|
|Darwen Health Care (Dr Dalton & Partners)||0.7 miles|
|Darwen Health Centre||0.7 miles|
|Darwen Healthlink||0.7 miles|
|Dr A Alam & Partner||0.7 miles|
|New GP from January 2018 - Dr Zaki Patel||1.4 miles|
|Roman Road Health Centre||2.9 miles|
|Dr Dc Mathur & Ptnr||3.1 miles|
|Prichard Street Branch Surgery||3.5 miles|
|The Waterside Surgery||3.5 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Darwen, BB3 2AU. The nearest is Darwen Dental Department, approximately 220 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Darwen Dental Department||220 yards|
|Darwen Dental Care||0.7 miles|
|Darwenside Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Blue Sky Dental Care||1.4 miles|
|Bateman & Best||1.8 miles|
|Ewood House Dental Surgery||3.3 miles|
|East Lancashire Dental Service||3.4 miles|
|Special Care Dentistry - RBH||3.4 miles|
|Mill Hill Dental Surgery||3.6 miles|
|Dr A J Harvey||3.7 miles|
Listed here are the 7 closest hospitals to Darwen, BB3 2AU. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 3.4 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darwen, BB3 2AU. The nearest is Susan Hilton Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|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|
* 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.