Area Information for Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH

Portland 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 Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BB5 1RH.

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 Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH:

Vine Street, Accrington, BB5 1RN
Steiner Street, Accrington, BB5 1RG
Steiner Street, Accrington, BB5 1RQ
College Street, Accrington, BB5 1TD
Frederick Street, Accrington, BB5 1QS
Countess Street, Accrington, BB5 1SX

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 Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH 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 44 property sales in Portland 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 3
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 52
Flat (Purpose-Built) 52
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 127
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Portland Street, Accrington contains a higher than average level of social housing - 57% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 69
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rent Free 1
Total 124

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 60
Two People 23
Three People 14
Four People 12
Five People 2
Six People 8
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 124

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 38
Total 72

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 141
Female 149
Total 290

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 28
5-7 17
8-9 10
10-14 16
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 4
20-24 22
25-29 25
30-44 52
45-59 22
60-64 10
65-74 27
75-84 33
85-89 8
90+ 3
Total 290

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB5 1RH 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 57
Married 100
Divorced 15
Separated 8
Widowed 34
Same Sex 2
Total 216

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.

However, this area of the Central ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (69%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 118
Good 83
Fair 60
Bad 24
Very Bad 5
Total 290

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Portland Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% 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) 23
Apprenticeship 7
2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 20
1-4 GCSEs 30
No GCSEs 97
Other 23
Total 216

Ethnic Group Embed This

Portland 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 57% 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 166
Pakistani 103
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 4
Other Asian 6
Other 4
Total 290

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 223
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 10
Other 47
Total 290

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BB5 1RH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 215
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 10
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.

Religion
Christian 125
No Religion 36
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 116
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 290

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Central ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 37
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 12
Total 172

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 8
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 71

Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH 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 Portland Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Central & Springhill
8-10 Broadway
Accrington
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 BB5 1RH. 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 1RH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH. The nearest railway station is Accrington, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington 390 yards
Church & Oswaldtwistle 0.7 miles
Huncoat 1.7 miles
Rishton 2 miles
Hapton 3 miles
Blackburn 4.3 miles
Rose Grove 4.4 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 4.6 miles
Langho 4.6 miles
Whalley 5.1 miles
Darwen 5.3 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 5.3 miles
Burnley Barracks 5.4 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 5.6 miles
Burnley Central 6 miles
Cherry Tree 6.1 miles
Entwistle 7 miles
Pleasington 7.1 miles
Brierfield 7.4 miles
Clitheroe 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH. The nearest is Accrington Hyndburn Park Primary School, approximately 330 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH. The nearest is Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 0.5 miles
    
Accrington Academy 0.5 miles
    
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 0.6 miles
    
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 0.9 miles
    
The Hollins 1.4 miles
    
The Hyndburn Academy 2.2 miles  
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.4 miles
    
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 3.4 miles
    
Blackburn Central High School 4 miles
    
Shuttleworth College 4.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH. The nearest is Myrtle House, approximately 130 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 Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH. The nearest is Park House Dental, approximately 560 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 6 closest hospitals to Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Portland Street, Accrington, BB5 1RH. The nearest is Accrington Eyecare, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington Eyecare 220 yards
Tesco Opticians 520 yards
Boots-Accrington 600 yards
Astons Optique 650 yards
Specsavers Opticians 670 yards
S W Allen Ltd 700 yards
Spex Opticians 760 yards
Purevision Solutions Ltd 800 yards
Philip Pratt Opticians 0.5 miles
Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd 1.3 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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Broadband in BB5 1RH

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 17 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 43.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 17Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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