Area Information for Darwen, BB3 3ER

This postcode in Darwen is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Darwen East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rossendale and Darwen. This page combines information for the address Darwen, BB3 3ER, 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 July 2001. 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 East
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 3ER:

Sudell Close, Darwen, BB3 3JG
Milton Close, Darwen, BB3 3EA
Ely Close, Darwen, BB3 3JQ
Council Terrace, Darwen, BB3 3EE
Ellison Fold Terrace, Darwen, BB3 3EB
Burns Walk, Darwen, BB3 3DY

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 3ER 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 5
Semi-Detached 41
Terraced 72
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 119
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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 43
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 24
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 0
Total 117

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 49
Two People 43
Three People 11
Four People 10
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 117

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 67

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 107
Female 123
Total 230

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 12
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 14
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 4
20-24 9
25-29 13
30-44 40
45-59 36
60-64 20
65-74 30
75-84 26
85-89 3
90+ 7
Total 230

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 3ER 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 55
Married 82
Divorced 20
Separated 9
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 193

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 East ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (69%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 97
Good 62
Fair 48
Bad 20
Very Bad 3
Total 230

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) 29
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 68
Other 7
Total 193

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 100% 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 229
Other Asian 1
Total 230

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 220
Wales 1
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 1
Total 230

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 3ER

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 180
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 48

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 170
No Religion 43
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 15
Total 230

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Darwen East 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 60
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 2
Total 157

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 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 3
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 90

Darwen, BB3 3ER is within the Sudell & Earcroft policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 118 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB3 3ER.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 118 crimes committed near BB3 3ER
Neighbourhood Team Address Sudell & Earcroft
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 3ER. 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 3ER.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Darwen, BB3 3ER. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 800 yards
Entwistle 3.2 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 3.3 miles
Blackburn 3.6 miles
Cherry Tree 3.6 miles
Pleasington 4.4 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 4.5 miles
Rishton 4.9 miles
Accrington 5.2 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 5.8 miles
Bromley Cross 6 miles
Huncoat 6.8 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 7.1 miles
Langho 7.5 miles
Chorley 7.7 miles
Hapton 8.1 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 8.4 miles
Bolton 8.5 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 8.6 miles
Blackrod 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darwen, BB3 3ER. The nearest is Sudell Primary School, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sudell Primary School 160 yards
    
Darwen St Peter's Church of England Primary School 630 yards
    
Darwen St James CofE Primary Academy 860 yards
    
Holy Trinity VC School 0.6 miles
    
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Darwen 0.8 miles
    
Hoddlesden St Paul's Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Avondale Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Ashleigh Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Darwen, St Barnabas CofE Primary Academy 1.1 miles
    
St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darwen, BB3 3ER. The nearest is Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 720 yards
    
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio 0.7 miles
    
Darwen Vale High School 1.4 miles
    
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 2.7 miles
    
Blackburn Central High School 3 miles
    
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.1 miles
    
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 3.3 miles
    
Al Islah Girls' High School 3.3 miles  
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 3.6 miles
    
Witton Park Academy 3.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darwen, BB3 3ER. The nearest is Dr A Alam & Partner, approximately 800 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 3ER. The nearest is Darwen Dental Care, approximately 840 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 3ER. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darwen, BB3 3ER. The nearest is Darwen Eye Centre, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen Eye Centre 840 yards
Susan Hilton Opticians half a mile
Eyeful Tower 0.8 miles
K N Johnson Opticians 0.8 miles
Univision Eye Centre 3.3 miles
E C Tyrrell Partnership 3.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.7 miles
Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd 3.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.8 miles
Boots-Blackburn 3.8 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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