Area Information for Accrington, BB5 6BU

This postcode in Accrington is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Peel ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hyndburn. This page combines information for the address Accrington, BB5 6BU, 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 May 1994. 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 Peel
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 6BU:

Maudsley Street, Accrington, BB5 6AD
Arnold Street, Accrington, BB5 6AF
Addison Street, Accrington, BB5 6AG
Meadow Bank, Accrington, BB5 6AZ
Manor Brook, Accrington, BB5 6ES
Owen Street, Accrington, BB5 6AU

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 6BU 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 4
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 201
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 226
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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) - 51% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 38
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 106
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 213

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 124
Two People 46
Three People 14
Four People 19
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 213

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 51
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 86
Total 178

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 6BU 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 235
Female 187
Total 422

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 10
8-9 6
10-14 22
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 14
20-24 33
25-29 36
30-44 80
45-59 85
60-64 21
65-74 31
75-84 28
85-89 11
90+ 2
Total 422

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BB5 6BU 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 161
Married 84
Divorced 50
Separated 18
Widowed 34
Same Sex 0
Total 347

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 Peel ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 137
Good 148
Fair 74
Bad 46
Very Bad 17
Total 422

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BB5 6BU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 40% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 44
Apprenticeship 13
2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs 65
No GCSEs 139
Other 15
Total 347

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 368
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Pakistani 35
Chinese 7
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 3
Total 422

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 367
Wales 0
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 14
Other 24
Total 422

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 6BU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 270
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 13
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 129

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 250
No Religion 97
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 40
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 33
Total 422

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 101
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 46
Other 16
Total 306

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 42
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 162

Accrington, BB5 6BU is within the Peel, Barnfield & Woodnook policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2018, 307 crimes were reported within half a mile of BB5 6BU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 307 crimes committed near BB5 6BU
Neighbourhood Team Address Peel, Barnfield & Woodnook
8-10 Broadway
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to BB5 6BU. 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 6BU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Accrington, BB5 6BU. The nearest railway station is Accrington, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Accrington 700 yards
Huncoat 1.2 miles
Church & Oswaldtwistle 1.3 miles
Rishton 2.4 miles
Hapton 2.5 miles
Rose Grove 3.8 miles
Blackburn 4.8 miles
Langho 4.8 miles
Burnley Barracks 4.9 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 5 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 5 miles
Whalley 5.1 miles
Burnley Central 5.4 miles
Darwen 5.8 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 5.9 miles
Cherry Tree 6.6 miles
Brierfield 6.9 miles
Entwistle 7.3 miles
Pleasington 7.6 miles
Nelson 8.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Accrington, BB5 6BU. The nearest is Accrington St John with St Augustine Church of England Primary School, approximately 180 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Accrington, BB5 6BU. The nearest is Accrington Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Accrington Academy 0.5 miles
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School 0.7 miles
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn 1 mile
The Hollins 1.3 miles
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 1.4 miles
The Hyndburn Academy 2.5 miles
Shuttleworth College 3.8 miles
Burnley High School 3.9 miles
Our Lady and St John Catholic College 3.9 miles
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School 4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Accrington, BB5 6BU. The nearest is Accrington Victoria PWE Healthcare, approximately 470 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 6BU. The nearest is Avenue Parade Dental Practice, approximately 290 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 6BU. The nearest is Accrington Victoria Hospital, approximately 470 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Accrington, BB5 6BU. The nearest is Purevision Solutions Ltd, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Purevision Solutions Ltd 340 yards
Specsavers Opticians 380 yards
Philip Pratt Opticians 450 yards
Boots-Accrington 460 yards
Spex Opticians 540 yards
S W Allen Ltd 580 yards
Tesco Opticians 630 yards
Accrington Eyecare 0.7 miles
Astons Optique 0.9 miles
Optical Direct Clayton-le-Moors Ltd 1.3 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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