Area Information for Rochdale, OL12 6UW

This postcode in Rochdale is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Central Rochdale ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochdale. This page combines information for the address Rochdale, OL12 6UW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OL12 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 December 1990. 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 Rochdale
Ward Central Rochdale
Constituency Rochdale
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 Rochdale, OL12 6UW:

Dane Street, Rochdale, OL12 6XT
College Road, Rochdale, OL12 6HY
Mellor Street, Rochdale, OL12 6XD
Fenwick Street, Rochdale, OL12 6XE
St. Marys Gate, Rochdale, OL12 6RY
College Road, Rochdale, OL12 6AE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OL12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rochdale, OL12 6UW 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 Rochdale 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 0
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 121
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 141
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Rochdale contains a higher than average level of social housing - 78% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 105
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 138

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 84
Two People 32
Three People 12
Four People 4
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 138

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 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 62
Total 112

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 OL12 6UW however is predominantly male (59%). 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).

Gender
Male 141
Female 99
Total 240

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 8
5-7 8
8-9 2
10-14 5
15 4
16-17 5
18-19 6
20-24 22
25-29 29
30-44 47
45-59 63
60-64 10
65-74 18
75-84 10
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 240

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL12 6UW 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 103
Married 47
Divorced 42
Separated 10
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 213

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 Central Rochdale ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (62%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 64
Good 86
Fair 50
Bad 35
Very Bad 5
Total 240

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) 33
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 83
Other 16
Total 213

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 79% 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 190
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Pakistani 32
Bangladeshi 2
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 240

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 180
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 22
Other 28
Total 240

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 OL12 6UW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 145
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 20
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 62

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 137
No Religion 54
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 36
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 240

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 46
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 26
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 38
Other 10
Total 200

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 13
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 89

Rochdale, OL12 6UW is within the Rochdale Town Centre 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 OL12 6UW
Neighbourhood Team Address Rochdale Town Centre
The Esplanade
Rochdale
OL16 1AG
Force Website: http://www.gmp.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 OL12 6UW. 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 OL12 6UW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rochdale, OL12 6UW. The nearest railway station is Rochdale, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rochdale 0.6 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 1.7 miles
Smithy Bridge 2.4 miles
Littleborough 3.5 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 4.5 miles
Walsden 6.1 miles
Moston 6.4 miles
Todmorden 7.3 miles
Greenfield 8.1 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 8.6 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 8.9 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 9.1 miles
Manchester Victoria 9.4 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 9.6 miles
Salford Central 9.9 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 9.9 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 9.9 miles
Kearsley (Manchester) 9.9 miles
Guide Bridge 9.9 miles
Fairfield 10 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rochdale, OL12 6UW. The nearest is Broadfield Community Primary School, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Broadfield Community Primary School 340 yards
    
St John's Roman Catholic Primary School, Rochdale 840 yards
    
Spotland Primary School 850 yards
    
Brimrod Community Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Deeplish Primary Academy 0.8 miles
    
Meanwood Community Nursery and Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Ashfield Valley Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Marland Hill Community Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Greenbank Primary School 0.9 miles
    
St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rochdale, OL12 6UW. The nearest is Falinge Park High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Falinge Park High School 0.7 miles
    
Rochdale Islamic Academy 0.9 miles  
Rochdale Islamic Academy 0.9 miles  
Oulder Hill Community School and Language College 0.9 miles
    
Kingsway Park High School 1.3 miles
    
Matthew Moss High School 1.4 miles
    
St Cuthbert's RC High School 2 miles
    
Wardle Academy 2.4 miles
    
Hollingworth Academy 2.6 miles
    
Whitworth Community High School 3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rochdale, OL12 6UW. The nearest is The Dawes Family Practice, approximately 520 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 Rochdale, OL12 6UW. The nearest is Mr M D Shepherd & Mr M Brown, approximately 560 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 Rochdale, OL12 6UW. The nearest is BMI The Highfield Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rochdale, OL12 6UW. The nearest is Asda Opticians, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Asda Opticians 100 yards
Paul Cheetham Eyecare 520 yards
Boots-Rochdale - Royal Exchange Shopping Cntr 520 yards
Vision Express 520 yards
Specsavers Opticians 700 yards
Crescent Optical Ltd 740 yards
Eye Care Optical 840 yards
Focus Opticians 840 yards
Clinic 4 Eyes half a mile
The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd half a mile

* 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.