Area Information for Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA

Whalley Road in Accrington is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Milnshaw ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hyndburn. This page combines information for the address Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA, 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 5AA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Hyndburn
Ward Milnshaw
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 Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA:

Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AD
Orange Street, Accrington, BB5 5AQ
Pilot Street, Accrington, BB5 5AH
Cromwell Avenue, Accrington, BB5 5AG
Whitaker Street, Accrington, BB5 5AJ
Laneside Avenue, Accrington, BB5 5AT

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 Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA 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 17 property sales in Whalley Road 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 Whalley 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 16
Semi-Detached 67
Terraced 85
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 168
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 66
Owned with Mortgage 54
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 3
Total 160

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 65
Two People 56
Three People 22
Four People 15
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 160

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 97

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Milnshaw ward however contains significantly more women than average (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 140
Female 199
Total 339

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 12
5-7 5
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 11
25-29 17
30-44 56
45-59 64
60-64 21
65-74 47
75-84 34
85-89 15
90+ 21
Total 339

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BB5 5AA the number widowed residents is high - 18% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 73
Married 129
Divorced 28
Separated 9
Widowed 61
Same Sex 0
Total 300

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.

However, this area of the Milnshaw ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (63%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 90
Good 122
Fair 98
Bad 23
Very Bad 6
Total 339

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Whalley Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 46% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 31
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 138
Other 12
Total 300

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Whalley Road, Accrington) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% 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 331
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Pakistani 5
Total 339

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 319
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 6
Other 5
Total 339

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 5AA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 242
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 88

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 270
No Religion 45
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 339

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Milnshaw ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 24% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 56
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 2
Total 230

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 26
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 129

Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA 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 July 2019, 119 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB5 5AA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 119 crimes committed near Whalley Road
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 5AA. 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 5AA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA. The nearest railway station is Accrington, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington 0.6 miles
Huncoat 1.1 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 1.2 miles
Rishton 2.1 miles
Hapton 2.6 miles
Rose Grove 3.9 miles
Langho 4.4 miles
Blackburn 4.6 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 4.6 miles
Whalley 4.7 miles
Burnley Barracks 5 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 5.2 miles
Burnley Central 5.5 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 5.7 miles
Darwen 5.9 miles
Cherry Tree 6.4 miles
Brierfield 6.9 miles
Pleasington 7.5 miles
Entwistle 7.5 miles
Clitheroe 7.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA. The nearest is Accrington St Mary Magdalen's Church of England Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA. The nearest is Accrington Academy, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Accrington Academy 250 yards
    
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 580 yards
    
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 1.2 miles
    
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 1.4 miles
    
The Hollins 1.7 miles
    
The Hyndburn Academy 2.2 miles
    
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.7 miles
    
Shuttleworth College 3.8 miles
    
Burnley High School 3.9 miles
    
Al Islah Girls' High School 4.2 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA. The nearest is Accrington Victoria PWE Healthcare, approximately 320 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 Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA. The nearest is Glen Lyon Dental Practice, approximately 230 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 Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 320 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AA. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 0.5 miles
Boots-Accrington 0.5 miles
Purevision Solutions Ltd 0.6 miles
Tesco Opticians 0.6 miles
Spex Opticians 0.7 miles
S W Allen Ltd 0.7 miles
Philip Pratt Opticians 0.7 miles
Accrington Eyecare 0.7 miles
Astons Optique 0.8 miles
Optical Direct Clayton-le-Moors Ltd 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.


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Broadband in BB5 5AA

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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 16 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 33.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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