Area Information for Accrington, BB5 1XB

This postcode 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 Accrington, BB5 1XB, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in November 2003. 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 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 Accrington, BB5 1XB:

College Court, Accrington, BB5 1TG
Hartmann Street, Accrington, BB5 1TB
College Street, Accrington, BB5 1TD
Tremellen Street, Accrington, BB5 1SZ
Lister Street, Accrington, BB5 1TA
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 Accrington, BB5 1XB 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 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 7
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 126
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 4
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 157
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Accrington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 20% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 69
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 28
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 152

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 42
Two People 21
Three People 17
Four People 22
Five People 16
Six People 18
Seven People 9
8+ People 7
Total 152

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 34
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 60
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 49% male.

Male 262
Female 274
Total 536

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BB5 1XB has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 56
5-7 31
8-9 19
10-14 48
15 8
16-17 22
18-19 18
20-24 42
25-29 40
30-44 114
45-59 74
60-64 15
65-74 34
75-84 10
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 536

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB5 1XB 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 111
Married 192
Divorced 36
Separated 9
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 374

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 196
Good 215
Fair 76
Bad 39
Very Bad 10
Total 536

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) 34
Apprenticeship 9
2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs 59
No GCSEs 148
Other 51
Total 374

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 33% 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 178
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 5
Pakistani 313
Bangladeshi 13
Other Asian 25
Total 536

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Accrington), 68% 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 365
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 8
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 26
Other 132
Total 536

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 1XB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 414
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 40
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 63

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 131
No Religion 32
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 339
Sikh 2
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 25
Total 536

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 68
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 32
Unemployed 33
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 43
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 46
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 31
Other 23
Total 359

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 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 154

Accrington, BB5 1XB 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 BB5 1XB
Neighbourhood Team Address Central & Springhill
8-10 Broadway
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB5 1XB. 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 1XB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Accrington, BB5 1XB. The nearest railway station is Accrington, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington 510 yards
Church & Oswaldtwistle 0.6 miles
Huncoat 1.7 miles
Rishton 1.9 miles
Hapton 3.1 miles
Blackburn 4.2 miles
Rose Grove 4.5 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 4.5 miles
Langho 4.6 miles
Whalley 5.1 miles
Darwen 5.3 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 5.3 miles
Burnley Barracks 5.5 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 5.7 miles
Cherry Tree 6 miles
Burnley Central 6.1 miles
Entwistle 6.9 miles
Pleasington 7 miles
Brierfield 7.5 miles
Clitheroe 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Accrington, BB5 1XB. The nearest is Accrington Hyndburn Park Primary School, approximately 270 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Accrington, BB5 1XB. 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
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 0.6 miles
Accrington Academy 0.6 miles
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 0.8 miles
The Hollins 1.4 miles
The Hyndburn Academy 2.2 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.3 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 3.4 miles
Al Islah Girls' High School 3.8 miles  
Blackburn Central High School 4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Accrington, BB5 1XB. The nearest is Blackburn Road Medical Practice, 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 Accrington, BB5 1XB. The nearest is Park House Dental, approximately 700 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 Accrington, BB5 1XB. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Accrington, BB5 1XB. The nearest is Accrington Eyecare, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington Eyecare 80 yards
Astons Optique 510 yards
Tesco Opticians 640 yards
Boots-Accrington 740 yards
Specsavers Opticians 800 yards
S W Allen Ltd 810 yards
Spex Opticians half a mile
Purevision Solutions Ltd 0.5 miles
Philip Pratt Opticians 0.6 miles
Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd 1.2 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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