Area Information for Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN

Blanwood Drive in Manchester is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Crumpsall ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blackley and Broughton. This page combines information for the address Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of M8 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 M8 0QN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Manchester
Ward Crumpsall
Constituency Blackley and Broughton
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 Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN:

Woodlands Road, Manchester, M8 0QJ
Harland Drive, Manchester, M8 0QD
Lichfield Drive, Manchester, M8 0QF
Tahir Close, Manchester, M8 0GL
Frome Drive, Manchester, M8 0GA
Raja Close, Manchester, M8 0GW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about M8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN 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 14 property sales in Blanwood Drive 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 Blanwood Drive, Manchester consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 14
Semi-Detached 101
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 16
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 162
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Blanwood Drive, Manchester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 48
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
Total 161

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 35
Two People 41
Three People 24
Four People 23
Five People 16
Six People 13
Seven People 4
8+ People 5
Total 161

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 38
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 58
Total 128

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 Blackley and Broughton constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 249
Female 263
Total 512

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around M8 0QN has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 64
5-7 36
8-9 16
10-14 27
15 4
16-17 16
18-19 11
20-24 48
25-29 51
30-44 111
45-59 58
60-64 19
65-74 19
75-84 21
85-89 7
90+ 4
Total 512

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode M8 0QN 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 128
Married 175
Divorced 22
Separated 14
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 365

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 257
Good 140
Fair 68
Bad 29
Very Bad 18
Total 512

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) 89
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 47
No GCSEs or Equivalent 77
Other 55
Total 365

Ethnic Group Embed This

Blanwood Drive, Manchester can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 32% 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 162
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 4
Pakistani 204
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 14
Other Asian 38
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 40
Total 512

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Blanwood Drive, Manchester), only 47% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 241
Wales 0
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 49
Other 206
Total 512

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 M8 0QN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 320
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 57
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 71
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 36

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 123
No Religion 43
Buddhist 3
Hindu 5
Jewish 4
Muslim 299
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 33
Total 512

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Crumpsall ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 72
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 41
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 17
Total 333

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 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 38
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 165

Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN is within the Lower Crumpsall policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Blanwood Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Lower Crumpsall
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Below are the details of the closest services to M8 0QN. 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 M8 0QN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN. The nearest railway station is Manchester Victoria, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manchester Victoria 1.4 miles
Salford Central 1.9 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 2.1 miles
Manchester Oxford Road 2.3 miles
Salford Crescent 2.3 miles
Deansgate 2.4 miles
Ardwick 2.5 miles
Moston 2.7 miles
Ashburys 2.9 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 3.6 miles
Gorton 3.7 miles
Belle Vue 3.7 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.9 miles
Manchester United Football Ground 3.9 miles
Ryder Brow 4.1 miles
Fairfield 4.3 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 4.4 miles
Eccles (Manchester) 4.5 miles
Levenshulme 4.6 miles
Trafford Park 4.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN. The nearest is Oasis Academy Temple, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oasis Academy Temple 380 yards
St Chad's RC Primary School half a mile
Irk Valley Community School 0.5 miles
St Anne's RC Primary School Crumpsall Manchester 0.6 miles
Manchester Communication Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Saviour CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Oasis Academy Harpur Mount 0.7 miles
Cheetham CofE Community Academy 0.7 miles
St Malachy's RC Primary School 0.7 miles
Cravenwood Primary Academy 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN. The nearest is Eden Girls' Leadership Academy , Manchester, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy , Manchester 0.6 miles  
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Manchester 0.7 miles  
Manchester Communication Academy 0.7 miles
The King David High School 0.9 miles
Beis Yaakov High School 1.3 miles
Co-op Academy Manchester 1.6 miles
St Monica's RC High School 2 miles
The Albion Academy 2.1 miles
Our Lady's RC High School 2.2 miles
Co-op Academy North Manchester 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN. The nearest is New Collegiate Medical Centre, approximately 450 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 Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN. The nearest is Queens Road Dental & Cosmetic Centre, approximately 640 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 Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN. The nearest is North Manchester General Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Blanwood Drive, Manchester, M8 0QN. The nearest is Vision Service Opticians, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Service Opticians half a mile
Arrowsmith Eyecare 0.7 miles
The Eye Site Opticians 0.8 miles
Robert Glass Opticians 0.8 miles
Optical Express 0.9 miles
Specsavers Harpurhey 0.9 miles
The Eye Site (Opticians) Ltd 0.9 miles
Harris S J 1.2 miles
Optieye Care 1.6 miles
Vision Express Ltd 1.6 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 M8 0QN

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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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 24.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 40Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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