Area Information for Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN

Mersey Road in Blackpool is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Waterloo ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blackpool South. This page combines information for the address Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of FY4 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 FY4 1EN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Blackpool
Ward Waterloo
Constituency Blackpool South
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 Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN:

Thames Road, Blackpool, FY4 1ED
Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EA
Osborne Road, Blackpool, FY4 1GY
Brighton Avenue, Blackpool, FY4 1HL
Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EB
Windsor Avenue, Blackpool, FY4 1HN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about FY4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN 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 16 property sales in Mersey 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 Mersey Road, Blackpool consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 2
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 33
Flat (Purpose-Built) 23
Flat (Converted) 52
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Mersey Road, Blackpool contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 59% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 25
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 58
Rent Free 1
Total 98

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 57
Two People 18
Three People 9
Four People 8
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 98

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 44
Total 76

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 Blackpool South constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 95
Female 92
Total 187

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 8
8-9 5
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 6
20-24 16
25-29 16
30-44 39
45-59 34
60-64 8
65-74 16
75-84 14
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 187

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode FY4 1EN 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 72
Married 37
Divorced 27
Separated 8
Widowed 10
Same Sex 1
Total 155

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 Waterloo ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (67%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 63
Good 63
Fair 44
Bad 13
Very Bad 4
Total 187

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Mersey Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% 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) 15
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs 26
No GCSEs 66
Other 2
Total 155

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Mersey Road, Blackpool) 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 96% 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 180
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Total 187

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 160
Wales 7
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 7
Total 187

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 FY4 1EN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 116
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
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) 0
None 69

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 111
No Religion 60
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 12
Total 187

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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 9
Total 141

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 66

Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN is within the Waterloo policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2019, 233 crimes were reported within half a mile of FY4 1EN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 233 crimes committed near Mersey Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Waterloo
Gerry Richardson Way
off Clifton Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to FY4 1EN. 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 FY4 1EN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN. The nearest railway station is Blackpool South, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blackpool South 640 yards
Blackpool Pleasure Beach 730 yards
Squires Gate 1.1 miles
Blackpool North 2 miles
St Annes-on-the-Sea 2.9 miles
Layton (Lancs) 3 miles
Ansdell & Fairhaven 4.3 miles
Poulton-le-Fylde 4.5 miles
Moss Side 4.8 miles
Lytham 5.1 miles
Kirkham & Wesham 6.8 miles
Salwick 9.6 miles
Southport 11 miles
Meols Cop 11 miles
Birkdale 12 miles
Hillside 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN. The nearest is Thames Primary Academy, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Thames Primary Academy 200 yards
St Cuthbert's Catholic Academy 590 yards
Blackpool Gateway Academy 0.7 miles
Waterloo Primary Academy 0.8 miles
Hawes Side Academy 0.8 miles
Roseacre Primary Academy 0.8 miles
Revoe Learning Academy 1 mile
Baines' Endowed Primary School & Children's Centre, A Church of England Academy 1.2 miles
St John Vianney's Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
Marton Primary Academy and Nursery 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN. The nearest is South Shore Academy, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
South Shore Academy 620 yards
Highfield Leadership Academy 0.9 miles
St George's School A Church of England Academy 1.5 miles
St Mary's Catholic Academy 2.6 miles
Blackpool Aspire Academy 3.3 miles
Baines School 3.7 miles
Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College 3.8 miles
Montgomery High School 4.3 miles
Hodgson Academy 4.7 miles
St Bede's Catholic High School 5.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN. The nearest is Arnold Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 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 Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Blackpool, Station Road, approximately 300 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 6 closest hospitals to Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN. The nearest is Devonshire Road Hospital, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Devonshire Road Hospital 2.2 miles
Blackpool Victoria Hospital 2.3 miles
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital 2.6 miles
The Harbour 2.6 miles
Clifton Hospital 3.8 miles
Lytham Hospital 5.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Mersey Road, Blackpool, FY4 1EN. The nearest is Leeson's Opticians, approximately 640 yards away.

* 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 FY4 1EN

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 78.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.3Mbps
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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