Area Information for Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF

Lower Cross Street 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 Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BB3 3HF.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in August 2009. 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 Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF:

Sudell Road, Darwen, BB3 3HD
Bank Street, Darwen, BB3 3HE
Victoria Street, Darwen, BB3 3HB
Back Bank Street, Darwen, BB3 3GX
Church Terrace, Darwen, BB3 3HR
Nancy Street, Darwen, BB3 3HP

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 Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF 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

We have found 18 property sales in Lower Cross Street since the beginning of 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 8
Terraced 74
Flat (Purpose-Built) 21
Flat (Converted) 20
Residence in Commercial Building 26
Total 154
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lower Cross Street, Darwen contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 64
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 3
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 72
Two People 24
Three People 9
Four People 7
Five People 8
Six People 6
Seven People 3
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 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 114

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around BB3 3HF however is predominantly male (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 160
Female 112
Total 272

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 20
5-7 7
8-9 9
10-14 13
15 6
16-17 8
18-19 8
20-24 22
25-29 16
30-44 54
45-59 60
60-64 27
65-74 12
75-84 9
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 272

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 3HF 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 88
Married 75
Divorced 31
Separated 13
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 217

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 115
Good 77
Fair 53
Bad 24
Very Bad 3
Total 272

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 10
2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs 29
No GCSEs 71
Other 20
Total 217

Ethnic Group Embed This

Lower Cross Street, Darwen can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 64% 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 173
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 7
Pakistani 65
Chinese 15
Other Asian 10
Total 272

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 191
Wales 1
Scotland 14
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 14
Other 46
Total 272

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 3HF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 179
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 58

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 132
No Religion 62
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 67
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 8
Total 272

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 54
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 35
Other 9
Total 207

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 19
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 107

Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF 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 May 2019, 181 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB3 3HF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 181 crimes committed near Lower Cross Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Darwen Town Centre & Sunnyhurst
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB3 3HF. 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 3HF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 470 yards
Mill Hill (Lancs) 3.2 miles
Entwistle 3.3 miles
Cherry Tree 3.5 miles
Blackburn 3.7 miles
Pleasington 4.1 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 4.9 miles
Rishton 5.1 miles
Accrington 5.6 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 5.9 miles
Bromley Cross 6 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 7 miles
Huncoat 7.2 miles
Chorley 7.2 miles
Langho 7.7 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 8 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 8.2 miles
Blackrod 8.3 miles
Bamber Bridge 8.3 miles
Bolton 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF. The nearest is Holy Trinity VC School, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holy Trinity VC School 360 yards
Darwen St Peter's Church of England Primary School 670 yards
Sudell Primary School 680 yards
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Darwen 700 yards
Darwen St James CofE Primary Academy 0.5 miles
Avondale Primary School 0.8 miles
Ashleigh Primary School 0.9 miles
Darwen, St Barnabas CofE Primary Academy 1.1 miles
St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles
Hoddlesden St Paul's Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF. The nearest is Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 120 yards
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio 520 yards
Darwen Vale High School 1.5 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 2.9 miles
Blackburn Central High School 3.1 miles
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 3.1 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.3 miles
Al Islah Girls' High School 3.5 miles  
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 3.6 miles
Witton Park Academy 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF. The nearest is Dr A Alam & Partner, approximately 370 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 Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF. The nearest is Darwen Dental Care, approximately 260 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 5 closest hospitals to Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lower Cross Street, Darwen, BB3 3HF. The nearest is Susan Hilton Opticians, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Susan Hilton Opticians 130 yards
Darwen Eye Centre 260 yards
Eyeful Tower 0.5 miles
K N Johnson Opticians 0.5 miles
Univision Eye Centre 3.4 miles
E C Tyrrell Partnership 3.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.8 miles
The Glasses Factory 3.8 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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