Area Information for Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE

Blake Street in Accrington is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hyndburn. This page combines information for the address Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BB5 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Hyndburn
Ward Central
Constituency Hyndburn
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 Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE:

Frederick Street, Accrington, BB5 1QS
Oxford Street, Accrington, BB5 1QX
Steiner Street, Accrington, BB5 1RG
Taylor Street West, Accrington, BB5 1QZ
Brunswick Terrace, Accrington, BB5 1QJ
Hindle Street, Accrington, BB5 1QT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BB5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE 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 Blake Street, Accrington 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 4
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 131
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 163
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Blake Street, Accrington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 24% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 72
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 27
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 156

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 53
Two People 23
Three People 20
Four People 21
Five People 21
Six People 9
Seven People 4
8+ People 5
Total 156

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 78
Total 122

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 Hyndburn constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 243
Female 228
Total 471

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BB5 1RE has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 32% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 59
5-7 30
8-9 20
10-14 35
15 8
16-17 14
18-19 15
20-24 39
25-29 40
30-44 97
45-59 57
60-64 12
65-74 30
75-84 14
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 471

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB5 1RE 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 105
Married 154
Divorced 21
Separated 15
Widowed 23
Same Sex 1
Total 319

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 201
Good 155
Fair 74
Bad 34
Very Bad 7
Total 471

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Blake Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 46% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 31
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 148
Other 33
Total 319

Ethnic Group Embed This

Blake Street, Accrington 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 30% 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 143
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 5
Pakistani 313
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 7
Total 471

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Blake Street, Accrington), 67% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 315
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 25
Other 125
Total 471

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 BB5 1RE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 358
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 31
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 65

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 69
No Religion 63
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 324
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 471

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 46
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 41
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 40
Other 23
Total 304

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 18
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 41
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 123

Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE is within the Central & Springhill 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 Blake Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Central & Springhill
8-10 Broadway
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB5 1RE. 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 BB5 1RE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE. The nearest railway station is Accrington, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington 270 yards
Church & Oswaldtwistle 0.8 miles
Huncoat 1.6 miles
Rishton 2.1 miles
Hapton 3 miles
Rose Grove 4.3 miles
Blackburn 4.4 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 4.7 miles
Langho 4.7 miles
Whalley 5.1 miles
Burnley Barracks 5.3 miles
Darwen 5.4 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 5.4 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 5.5 miles
Burnley Central 5.9 miles
Cherry Tree 6.1 miles
Entwistle 7 miles
Pleasington 7.2 miles
Brierfield 7.4 miles
Clitheroe 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE. The nearest is Accrington Hyndburn Park Primary School, approximately 450 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE. The nearest is Accrington Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Accrington Academy 0.5 miles
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 0.5 miles
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 0.7 miles
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 0.9 miles
The Hollins 1.3 miles
The Hyndburn Academy 2.3 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.4 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 3.5 miles
Al Islah Girls' High School 4 miles  
Blackburn Central High School 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE. The nearest is Myrtle House, approximately 80 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 Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE. The nearest is Park House Dental, approximately 440 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 Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 810 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Blake Street, Accrington, BB5 1RE. The nearest is Accrington Eyecare, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington Eyecare 350 yards
Tesco Opticians 390 yards
Boots-Accrington 460 yards
Specsavers Opticians 530 yards
S W Allen Ltd 570 yards
Spex Opticians 620 yards
Purevision Solutions Ltd 660 yards
Astons Optique 790 yards
Philip Pratt Opticians 810 yards
Optical Direct Clayton-le-Moors Ltd 1.4 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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