Area Information for Darwen, BB3 3WA
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2004. 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 3WA:
|Marsh House Lane, Darwen, BB3 3SD|
|Marsh House Lane, Darwen, BB3 3SB|
|Naples Road, Darwen, BB3 3JL|
|Lisbon Drive, Darwen, BB3 3JW|
|Tower View, Darwen, BB3 3GZ|
|Marsh House Industrial Estate, Marsh House Lane, Darwen, BB3 3JJ|
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 3WA 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||1|
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.
|Owned with Mortgage||89|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||4|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||19|
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||20|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||47|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||43|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||41|
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.
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 postcode BB3 3WA 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.
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.
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)||70|
|2+ A Levels||58|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||84|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% white.
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 3WA
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||9|
|Middle East or Asia||7|
|North America or Caribbean||10|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||3|
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 had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.
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)||72|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||35|
|Looking After Home or Family||12|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||19|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||3|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||2|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||10|
|Accommodation and Food||15|
|Information and Communication||7|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||6|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||4|
|Public Administration and Defence||12|
|HealthInc. Social Work||45|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||8|
Darwen, BB3 3WA 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near BB3 3WA|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Marsh House & Whitehall
Below are the details of the closest services to BB3 3WA. 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 3WA.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Darwen, BB3 3WA. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Mill Hill (Lancs)||3.5 miles|
|Cherry Tree||3.8 miles|
|Church & Oswaldtwistle||4.6 miles|
|Bromley Cross||5.8 miles|
|Ramsgreave & Wilpshire||6 miles|
|Hall i' th' Wood||6.9 miles|
|Adlington (Lancs)||8.4 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darwen, BB3 3WA. The nearest is Sudell Primary School, approximately 410 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Sudell Primary School||410 yards|
|Darwen St Peter's Church of England Primary School||560 yards|
|Darwen St James CofE Primary Academy||0.6 miles|
|Holy Trinity VC School||0.7 miles|
|Hoddlesden St Paul's Church of England Primary School||0.8 miles|
|St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Darwen||0.8 miles|
|Darwen, St Barnabas CofE Primary Academy||1 mile|
|Ashleigh Primary School||1 mile|
|Avondale Primary School||1.2 miles|
|St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School||1.5 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darwen, BB3 3WA. The nearest is Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, approximately 850 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Darwen Aldridge Community Academy||850 yards||
|Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio||0.8 miles||
|Darwen Vale High School||1.6 miles||
|Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School||2.8 miles||
|Blackburn Central High School||3.1 miles||
|Our Lady and St John Catholic College||3.2 miles||
|Al Islah Girls' High School||3.5 miles|
|St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn||3.5 miles||
|St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy||3.7 miles||
|Witton Park Academy||4.1 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darwen, BB3 3WA. The nearest is Dr A Alam & Partner, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Dr A Alam & Partner||0.6 miles|
|Spring-Fenisco Healthlink||0.7 miles|
|Darwen Health Care (Dr Dalton & Partners)||0.8 miles|
|Darwen Healthlink||0.8 miles|
|New GP from January 2018 - Dr Zaki Patel||1.3 miles|
|Roman Road Health Centre||2.5 miles|
|Dr Dc Mathur & Ptnr||2.8 miles|
|The Cornerstone Practice||3.1 miles|
|Prichard Street Branch Surgery||3.1 miles|
|St Georges Surgery||3.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Darwen, BB3 3WA. The nearest is Darwen Dental Care, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Darwen Dental Care||0.6 miles|
|Darwenside Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Darwen Dental Department||0.8 miles|
|Blue Sky Dental Care||1.3 miles|
|Bateman & Best||1.6 miles|
|East Lancashire Dental Service||2.8 miles|
|Special Care Dentistry - RBH||2.8 miles|
|Ewood House Dental Surgery||2.9 miles|
|Mill Hill Dental Surgery||3.3 miles|
|Dr A J Harvey||3.4 miles|
Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Darwen, BB3 3WA. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 2.8 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darwen, BB3 3WA. The nearest is Darwen Eye Centre, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Darwen Eye Centre||0.6 miles|
|Susan Hilton Opticians||0.6 miles|
|Eyeful Tower||0.9 miles|
|K N Johnson Opticians||0.9 miles|
|Univision Eye Centre||3.5 miles|
|E C Tyrrell Partnership||3.7 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||3.8 miles|
|Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd||3.9 miles|
|Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd||3.9 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||3.9 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.