Area Information for Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT

Blackburn Road in Accrington is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Church ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hyndburn. This page combines information for the address Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT, 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 Church
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 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT:

Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1SA
Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RP
India Street, Accrington, BB5 1SD
Hyndburn Street, Accrington, BB5 1SF
Persia Street, Accrington, BB5 1SQ
Bradshaw Street West, Accrington, BB5 1SE

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 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT 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 Blackburn Road, 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 6
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 67
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Blackburn Road, Accrington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 67

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 11
Two People 11
Three People 9
Four People 13
Five People 9
Six People 9
Seven People 1
8+ People 4
Total 67

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 56

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 53% male.

Male 134
Female 118
Total 252

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BB5 1RT has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 33% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 35
5-7 15
8-9 6
10-14 22
15 4
16-17 12
18-19 9
20-24 20
25-29 30
30-44 57
45-59 21
60-64 3
65-74 12
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 252

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB5 1RT 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 74
Married 70
Divorced 9
Separated 10
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 170

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 104
Good 103
Fair 32
Bad 9
Very Bad 4
Total 252

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 30
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 18
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 59
Other 10
Total 170

Ethnic Group Embed This

Blackburn Road, 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 48% 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 120
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 8
Pakistani 118
Total 252

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 201
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 39
Total 252

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 1RT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 205
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 38

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 75
No Religion 33
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 129
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 15
Total 252

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Church ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 52
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 6
Total 164

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 13
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 84

Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT is within the Church with Milnshaw policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2020, 254 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB5 1RT.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 254 crimes committed near Blackburn Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Church with Milnshaw
8-10 Broadway
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB5 1RT. 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 1RT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT. The nearest railway station is Church & Oswaldtwistle, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Church & Oswaldtwistle 500 yards
Accrington 0.6 miles
Rishton 1.6 miles
Huncoat 2.1 miles
Hapton 3.5 miles
Blackburn 3.9 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 4.3 miles
Langho 4.5 miles
Rose Grove 4.8 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 4.9 miles
Darwen 5 miles
Whalley (Lancashire) 5.1 miles
Cherry Tree 5.6 miles
Burnley Barracks 5.8 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 6 miles
Burnley Central 6.4 miles
Pleasington 6.7 miles
Entwistle 6.8 miles
Brierfield 7.8 miles
Clitheroe 8.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT. The nearest is Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School, Church, approximately 250 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT. The nearest is Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 0.5 miles
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 0.6 miles
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 0.7 miles
Accrington Academy 0.8 miles
The Hollins 1.6 miles
The Hyndburn Academy 1.9 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 2.9 miles
Al Islah Girls High School 3.4 miles  
Blackburn Central High School 3.6 miles
Darwen Vale High School 4.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT. The nearest is Hyndburn Medical Practice, approximately < 50 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 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Accrington, approximately 140 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 10 closest hospitals to Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT. The nearest is Astons Optique, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Astons Optique 110 yards
Accrington Eyecare 550 yards
Tesco Opticians 0.7 miles
Boots-Accrington 0.8 miles
S W Allen Ltd 0.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Spex Opticians 0.8 miles
Purevision Solutions Ltd 0.9 miles
Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd 0.9 miles
Philip Pratt Opticians 0.9 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.