Area Information for Accrington, BB5 4XD

This postcode in Accrington is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Barnfield ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hyndburn. This page combines information for the address Accrington, BB5 4XD, 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 April 2002. 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 Barnfield
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 4XD:

Church, Accrington, BB5 4GP
Hyndburn Road, Accrington, BB5 4AH
Westwood Street, Accrington, BB5 4BW
York Street, Accrington, BB5 4BT
Pansy Street South, Accrington, BB5 4BS
Horsfall Close, Accrington, BB5 4SF

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 4XD 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

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 8
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 148
Flat (Purpose-Built) 109
Flat (Converted) 16
Residence in Commercial Building 40
Total 337
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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) - 57% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 30
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 127
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 230

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 129
Two People 61
Three People 17
Four People 9
Five People 7
Six People 7
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 230

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 49
C2 - Skilled manual workers 44
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 92
Total 208

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around BB5 4XD however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 234
Female 182
Total 416

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 33
5-7 18
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 10
20-24 56
25-29 56
30-44 104
45-59 69
60-64 20
65-74 16
75-84 8
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 416

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB5 4XD 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 181
Married 91
Divorced 43
Separated 16
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 346

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 157
Good 159
Fair 62
Bad 28
Very Bad 10
Total 416

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) 68
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 60
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 47
No GCSEs or Equivalent 96
Other 29
Total 346

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% 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 316
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 2
Pakistani 75
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 6
Other Asian 6
Other 2
Total 416

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 331
Wales 2
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 28
Other 49
Total 416

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 4XD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 268
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 20
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 104

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 187
No Religion 121
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 90
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 416

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 140
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 49
Other 15
Total 335

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 44
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 40
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 20
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 202

Accrington, BB5 4XD is within the Accrington Town Centre 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 4XD
Neighbourhood Team Address Accrington Town Centre
8-10 Broadway
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Below are the details of the closest services to BB5 4XD. 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 4XD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Accrington, BB5 4XD. The nearest railway station is Accrington, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington 550 yards
Church & Oswaldtwistle 1.2 miles
Huncoat 1.4 miles
Rishton 2.5 miles
Hapton 2.7 miles
Rose Grove 4 miles
Blackburn 4.8 miles
Langho 5 miles
Burnley Barracks 5 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 5.1 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 5.1 miles
Whalley (Lancs) 5.3 miles
Burnley Central 5.5 miles
Darwen 5.7 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 5.8 miles
Cherry Tree 6.5 miles
Entwistle 7.1 miles
Brierfield 7.1 miles
Pleasington 7.6 miles
Nelson 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Accrington, BB5 4XD. The nearest is Accrington Benjamin Hargreaves Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School, approximately 530 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Accrington, BB5 4XD. The nearest is Accrington Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Accrington Academy 0.7 miles
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 0.8 miles
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 0.9 miles
The Hollins 1.1 miles
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 1.3 miles
The Hyndburn Academy 2.6 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.8 miles
Shuttleworth College 4 miles
Burnley High School 4 miles
Al Islah Girls' High School 4.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Accrington, BB5 4XD. The nearest is Peel House Medical Practice, approximately 430 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 4XD. The nearest is mydentist, Warner Street, Accrington, approximately 210 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 Accrington, BB5 4XD. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 790 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Accrington, BB5 4XD. The nearest is Philip Pratt Opticians, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Philip Pratt Opticians 90 yards
Purevision Solutions Ltd 100 yards
Spex Opticians 210 yards
Specsavers Opticians 240 yards
S W Allen Ltd 260 yards
Boots-Accrington 280 yards
Tesco Opticians 400 yards
Accrington Eyecare 0.6 miles
Astons Optique 0.9 miles
Optical Direct Clayton-le-Moors Ltd 1.5 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.