Area Information for Accrington, BB5 4WY

This postcode in Accrington is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the St Oswald's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hyndburn. This page combines information for the address Accrington, BB5 4WY, 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 July 2004. 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 St Oswald's
Constituency Hyndburn
Region North West
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Accrington, BB5 4WY 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 detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 84
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 46
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 154
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 56% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 85
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 1
Total 153

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 28
Two People 49
Three People 24
Four People 39
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 153

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 34
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 36
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 125

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.

Gender
Male 225
Female 198
Total 423

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 17
5-7 16
8-9 12
10-14 37
15 11
16-17 15
18-19 20
20-24 15
25-29 17
30-44 95
45-59 97
60-64 24
65-74 33
75-84 10
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 423

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB5 4WY 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 96
Married 182
Divorced 24
Separated 9
Widowed 15
Same Sex 4
Total 330

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 232
Good 137
Fair 45
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 423

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) 77
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 63
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 70
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 53
Other 13
Total 330

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% white.

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 401
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 6
Pakistani 10
Black Caribbean 2
Total 423

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 401
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 13
Total 423

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 4WY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 396
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 22

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 335
No Religion 59
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 17
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 10
Total 423

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 153
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 45
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 38
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 0
Total 316

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 35
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 61
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 254

Accrington, BB5 4WY is within the Oswaldtwistle & Knuzden policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 12 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB5 4WY.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 12 crimes committed near BB5 4WY
Neighbourhood Team Address Oswaldtwistle & Knuzden
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 4WY. 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 4WY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Accrington, BB5 4WY. The nearest railway station is Church & Oswaldtwistle, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Church & Oswaldtwistle 0.9 miles
Rishton 1 mile
Accrington 1.8 miles
Blackburn 2.7 miles
Huncoat 3.1 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 3.3 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 3.7 miles
Langho 4.1 miles
Darwen 4.1 miles
Cherry Tree 4.4 miles
Hapton 4.5 miles
Whalley 5.1 miles
Pleasington 5.5 miles
Rose Grove 5.9 miles
Entwistle 6.5 miles
Burnley Barracks 7 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 7.2 miles
Burnley Central 7.5 miles
Clitheroe 8.6 miles
Brierfield 8.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Accrington, BB5 4WY. The nearest is Oswaldtwistle West End Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Accrington, BB5 4WY. The nearest is Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 1 mile
    
The Hyndburn Academy 1.5 miles
    
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 1.5 miles
    
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 1.7 miles
    
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 1.7 miles
    
Accrington Academy 1.9 miles
    
Al Islah Girls' High School 2.3 miles  
Blackburn Central High School 2.4 miles
    
The Hollins 2.6 miles
    
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 3.1 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Accrington, BB5 4WY. The nearest is Oswald Medical Centre, approximately 0.8 miles 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 4WY. The nearest is mydentist, Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, approximately 0.8 miles 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 Accrington, BB5 4WY. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Accrington, BB5 4WY. The nearest is Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spectacle Factory Shop Ltd 0.8 miles
Astons Optique 1.3 miles
Univision Eye Centre 1.3 miles
Accrington Eyecare 1.5 miles
Tesco Opticians 1.9 miles
Boots-Accrington 2 miles
Blackburn Optical Centre Ltd 2 miles
S W Allen Ltd 2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2 miles
Spex Opticians 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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