Area Information for Darwen, BB3 3XA

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 3XA, 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 2002. 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 3XA:

The Belfry, Chapter Road, Darwen, BB3 3RR
Sawley Close, Darwen, BB3 3QY
Minster Crescent, Darwen, BB3 3PY
Chapter Road, Darwen, BB3 3PU
Abbey Crescent, Darwen, BB3 3PX
Pole Lane, Darwen, BB3 3LD

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 3XA 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 detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 69
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 101
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 64% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 63
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 99

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 8
Two People 25
Three People 17
Four People 38
Five People 8
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 99

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 89

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 163
Female 156
Total 319

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 16
5-7 11
8-9 7
10-14 25
15 9
16-17 14
18-19 16
20-24 26
25-29 8
30-44 63
45-59 90
60-64 14
65-74 12
75-84 7
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 319

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB3 3XA 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 79
Married 151
Divorced 10
Separated 5
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 251

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 164
Good 123
Fair 27
Bad 5
Very Bad 0
Total 319

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) 66
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 54
1-4 GCSEs 46
No GCSEs 40
Other 5
Total 251

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 300
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 1
Pakistani 6
Chinese 4
Black African 5
Total 319

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 307
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 8
Total 319

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 3XA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 291
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 19

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 251
No Religion 37
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 319

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Darwen South ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 124
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 5
Total 243

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 37
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 187

Darwen, BB3 3XA 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 3XA
Neighbourhood Team Address Marsh House & Whitehall
Union Street
Darwen
Force Website: http://www.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 3XA. 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 3XA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Darwen, BB3 3XA. The nearest railway station is Darwen, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darwen 0.8 miles
Entwistle 2.8 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 3.7 miles
Blackburn 4 miles
Cherry Tree 4 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 4.7 miles
Pleasington 4.7 miles
Rishton 5.1 miles
Accrington 5.4 miles
Bromley Cross 5.6 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 6.2 miles
Hall i' th' Wood 6.7 miles
Huncoat 6.9 miles
Chorley 7.8 miles
Langho 7.8 miles
Bolton 8.2 miles
Hapton 8.3 miles
Adlington (Lancs) 8.3 miles
Lostock 8.4 miles
Blackrod 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darwen, BB3 3XA. The nearest is Darwen St Peter's Church of England Primary School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen St Peter's Church of England Primary School 530 yards
    
Sudell Primary School 810 yards
    
Darwen, St Barnabas CofE Primary Academy 0.8 miles
    
Hoddlesden St Paul's Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Darwen 0.8 miles
    
Holy Trinity VC School 0.9 miles
    
Darwen St James CofE Primary Academy 0.9 miles
    
Ashleigh Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Avondale Primary School 1.4 miles
    
St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darwen, BB3 3XA. The nearest is Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 0.6 miles
    
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio 0.9 miles
    
Darwen Vale High School 1.8 miles
    
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 3.1 miles
    
Blackburn Central High School 3.4 miles
    
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.5 miles
    
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn 3.7 miles
    
Al Islah Girls' High School 3.7 miles  
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy 4 miles
    
Witton Park Academy 4.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darwen, BB3 3XA. The nearest is Spring-Fenisco Healthlink, approximately 0.7 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 3XA. The nearest is Darwen Dental Department, approximately 0.7 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 3XA. The nearest is Royal Blackburn Hospital, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darwen, BB3 3XA. The nearest is Susan Hilton Opticians, approximately 0.7 miles away.

* 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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