Area Information for Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ

Swiss Street 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 Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ, 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 1SJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Hyndburn
Ward Church
Constituency Hyndburn
Region North West
Country England


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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 Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ:

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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 Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ 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 18 property sales in Swiss 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

The area containing Swiss 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 8
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 123
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 142
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Swiss Street, Accrington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 51
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 38
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 4
Total 137

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 34
Two People 37
Three People 18
Four People 21
Five People 9
Six People 13
Seven People 2
8+ People 3
Total 137

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 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 66
Total 113

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 46% male.

Gender
Male 190
Female 219
Total 409

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BB5 1SJ 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 49
5-7 19
8-9 19
10-14 35
15 9
16-17 10
18-19 12
20-24 30
25-29 38
30-44 97
45-59 43
60-64 19
65-74 14
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 409

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB5 1SJ 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 100
Married 121
Divorced 24
Separated 11
Widowed 18
Same Sex 4
Total 278

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 169
Good 151
Fair 62
Bad 19
Very Bad 8
Total 409

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) 35
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs 48
No GCSEs 97
Other 28
Total 278

Ethnic Group Embed This

Swiss 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 44% 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 181
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 7
Pakistani 197
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 5
Black Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 409

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 308
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 33
Other 62
Total 409

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 1SJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 262
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 93

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 144
No Religion 45
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 207
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 409

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 67
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 32
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 27
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 27
Other 14
Total 263

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 32
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 127

Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Swiss Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Church with Milnshaw
8-10 Broadway
Accrington
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 BB5 1SJ. 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 1SJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ. The nearest railway station is Church & Oswaldtwistle, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Church & Oswaldtwistle 750 yards
Accrington 0.5 miles
Rishton 1.7 miles
Huncoat 1.9 miles
Hapton 3.3 miles
Blackburn 4 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 4.3 miles
Langho 4.5 miles
Rose Grove 4.6 miles
Whalley 5 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 5 miles
Darwen 5.1 miles
Burnley Barracks 5.7 miles
Cherry Tree 5.7 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 5.9 miles
Burnley Central 6.3 miles
Pleasington 6.8 miles
Entwistle 6.9 miles
Brierfield 7.7 miles
Clitheroe 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ. The nearest is Accrington Hyndburn Park Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ. The nearest is Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 0.6 miles
    
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 0.6 miles
    
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 0.7 miles
    
Accrington Academy 0.7 miles
    
The Hollins 1.6 miles
    
The Hyndburn Academy 1.9 miles  
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.1 miles
    
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 3.1 miles
    
Al Islah Girls' High School 3.6 miles  
Blackburn Central High School 3.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ. The nearest is Hyndburn Medical Practice, approximately 250 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 Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Accrington, approximately 330 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 Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Swiss Street, Accrington, BB5 1SJ. The nearest is Astons Optique, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Astons Optique 160 yards
Accrington Eyecare 380 yards
Tesco Opticians 0.6 miles
Boots-Accrington 0.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.7 miles
S W Allen Ltd 0.7 miles
Spex Opticians 0.7 miles
Purevision Solutions Ltd 0.8 miles
Philip Pratt Opticians 0.8 miles
Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd 1.1 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 1SJ

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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 22.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 70Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
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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