Area Information for Darwen, BB3 3WW

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 3WW, 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 September 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.

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 3WW:

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 3WW 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 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.

Housing Types
Detached 22
Semi-Detached 106
Terraced 78
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 208
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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 80
Owned with Mortgage 89
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 196

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 35
Two People 63
Three People 48
Four People 30
Five People 14
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 196

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 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
Total 151

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 252
Female 279
Total 531

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 31
5-7 28
8-9 20
10-14 23
15 5
16-17 20
18-19 16
20-24 32
25-29 29
30-44 84
45-59 135
60-64 37
65-74 47
75-84 19
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 531

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 3WW 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 122
Married 233
Divorced 36
Separated 10
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 424

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.

Health
Very Good 252
Good 179
Fair 60
Bad 37
Very Bad 3
Total 531

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
Apprenticeship 24
2+ A Levels 58
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 84
1-4 GCSEs 62
No GCSEs 107
Other 19
Total 424

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.

Ethnic Group
White 504
Indian 1
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 1
Other Asian 10
Black African 1
Total 531

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 480
Wales 0
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 16
Other 27
Total 531

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 3WW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 406
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 108

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 410
No Religion 79
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 21
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 19
Total 531

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 158
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 72
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 35
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 0
Total 400

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 62
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 36
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 33
HealthInc. Social Work 45
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 269

Darwen, BB3 3WW 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near BB3 3WW
Neighbourhood Team Address Marsh House & Whitehall
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 3WW. 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 3WW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Darwen, BB3 3WW. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 0.6 miles
Entwistle 3.1 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 3.5 miles
Blackburn 3.7 miles
Cherry Tree 3.8 miles
Pleasington 4.5 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 4.6 miles
Rishton 4.9 miles
Accrington 5.2 miles
Bromley Cross 5.8 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 6 miles
Huncoat 6.8 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 6.9 miles
Langho 7.6 miles
Chorley 7.8 miles
Hapton 8.1 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 8.4 miles
Bolton 8.4 miles
Lostock 8.6 miles
Blackrod 8.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darwen, BB3 3WW. The nearest is Sudell Primary School, approximately 410 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darwen, BB3 3WW. 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 3WW. 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.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Darwen, BB3 3WW. 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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Darwen, BB3 3WW. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darwen, BB3 3WW. The nearest is Darwen Eye Centre, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
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.


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