Area Information for Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE

Union Street in Oldham is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Coldhurst ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oldham West and Royton. This page combines information for the address Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OL1 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 OL1 1BE.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Oldham
Ward Coldhurst
Constituency Oldham West and Royton
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 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE:

Brunswick Square, Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DE
Cromwell Court, Oldham, OL1 1ET
Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1HH
Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BD
Brunswick Street, Oldham, OL1 1BU
Silver Street, Oldham, OL1 1HU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OL1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE 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 one property sale in Union Street 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 Union Street, Oldham 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 3
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 119
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 17
Total 149
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Union Street, Oldham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 68% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 4
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 58
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 36
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 8
Total 139

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 114
Two People 13
Three People 8
Four People 2
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 139

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 72
Total 114

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 OL1 1BE however is predominantly male (72%). 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 132
Female 51
Total 183

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 5
5-7 1
8-9 2
10-14 0
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 5
20-24 17
25-29 27
30-44 53
45-59 37
60-64 8
65-74 12
75-84 13
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 183

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of OL1 1BE there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 99
Married 28
Divorced 20
Separated 10
Widowed 13
Same Sex 4
Total 174

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 Coldhurst ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (61%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 52
Good 59
Fair 48
Bad 20
Very Bad 4
Total 183

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) 15
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 18
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 14
Total 174

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 70% 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 129
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Pakistani 25
Bangladeshi 2
Other Asian 10
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 183

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Union Street, Oldham), 68% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 125
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 9
Other 42
Total 183

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 OL1 1BE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 107
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 60

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 89
No Religion 37
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 41
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 15
Total 183

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 45
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 26
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 6
Total 160

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 8
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 1
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 71

Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE is within the Oldham Town Centre policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Union Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to OL1 1BE. 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 OL1 1BE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE. The nearest railway station is Mills Hill (Manchester), approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mills Hill (Manchester) 2.5 miles
Moston 2.6 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 3.4 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 3.5 miles
Greenfield 4.1 miles
Stalybridge 4.4 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 4.5 miles
Guide Bridge 4.5 miles
Fairfield 4.9 miles
Rochdale 5.1 miles
Hyde North 5.3 miles
Gorton 5.4 miles
Flowery Field 5.6 miles
Ashburys 5.7 miles
Denton 5.8 miles
Belle Vue 6 miles
Newton for Hyde 6.1 miles
Hyde Central 6.2 miles
Ryder Brow 6.2 miles
Ardwick 6.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE. The nearest is St Patrick's RC Primary and Nursery School, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Patrick's RC Primary and Nursery School 590 yards
Greenhill Academy 760 yards
Richmond Academy 770 yards
Northmoor Academy 770 yards
St Thomas CofE Primary School 790 yards
Holy Cross Ceva Primary School half a mile
Broadfield Primary School 0.6 miles
Westwood Academy 0.6 miles
Werneth Primary School 0.6 miles
Horton Mill Community Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE. The nearest is The Blue Coat CofE School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Blue Coat CofE School 0.5 miles
Iqra High School 0.7 miles  
The Hathershaw College 1.2 miles
Oasis Academy Oldham 1.3 miles
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 1.3 miles  
The Oldham Academy North 1.5 miles
Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College 1.6 miles
The Radclyffe School 1.7 miles
North Chadderton School 1.9 miles
Waterhead Academy 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE. The nearest is John Street Medical Practice, approximately 410 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 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE. The nearest is Pritchard's Dental Practice, approximately < 50 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 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE. The nearest is All Saints Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1BE. The nearest is Vision Express, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Express 190 yards
Boots-Oldham - Town Sq Centre (in Boots UK) 310 yards
Oldham Visionplus Limited 330 yards
Hathershaw Opticians 0.7 miles
Eye Care Optical 1 mile
Tesco Extra 1.1 miles
Robert Glass Opticians Limited 1.1 miles
Chadderton Opticians 1.2 miles
A R Gregory 1.6 miles
Lees Optical 1.7 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.