Area Information for Rochdale, OL12 8WZ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in January 2007. 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.
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rochdale, OL12 8WZ 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||4|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Rochdale contains a higher than average level of social housing - 68% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||7|
|Rented: From Council||54|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||56|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||21|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||5|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||22|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||16|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||67|
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 Rochdale constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode OL12 8WZ 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.
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 Milkstone and Deeplish ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
OL12 8WZ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.
|Highest Qualification Level Achieved|
|Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc)||27|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||19|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||23|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||25|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||95|
Ethnic Group Embed This
Rochdale 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 45% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (Rochdale), 53% 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|
|Republic of Ireland||7|
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 8WZ
|Republic of Ireland||5|
|Europe (including European Union)||23|
|Middle East or Asia||19|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||13|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||23|
|Looking After Home or Family||22|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||21|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||6|
|Accommodation and Food||10|
|Information and Communication||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||1|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||9|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||2|
Rochdale, OL12 8WZ 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near OL12 8WZ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Rochdale Town Centre
Below are the details of the closest services to OL12 8WZ. 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 8WZ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rochdale, OL12 8WZ. The nearest railway station is Rochdale, approximately half a mile away.
|Rochdale||half a mile|
|Castleton (Manchester)||1.9 miles|
|Smithy Bridge||2.2 miles|
|Mills Hill (Manchester)||4.6 miles|
|Mossley (Manchester)||8.5 miles|
|Clifton (Manchester)||9.1 miles|
|Marsden (Yorks)||9.4 miles|
|Manchester Victoria||9.6 miles|
|Guide Bridge||10 miles|
|Salford Central||11 miles|
|Manchester Piccadilly||11 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rochdale, OL12 8WZ. The nearest is Broadfield Community Primary School, approximately 260 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Broadfield Community Primary School||260 yards||
|St John's Roman Catholic Primary School, Rochdale||770 yards||
|Spotland Primary School||0.5 miles||
|Deeplish Primary Academy||0.7 miles||
|Greenbank Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Heybrook Primary School||0.7 miles||
|St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School||0.8 miles||
|All Saints Church of England Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Brimrod Community Primary School||0.9 miles||
|Meanwood Community Nursery and Primary School||0.9 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rochdale, OL12 8WZ. The nearest is Rochdale Islamic Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Rochdale Islamic Academy||0.7 miles|
|Falinge Park High School||0.7 miles||
|Rochdale Islamic Academy||0.7 miles|
|Oulder Hill Community School and Language College||1.1 miles||
|Kingsway Park High School||1.2 miles||
|Matthew Moss High School||1.6 miles||
|St Cuthbert's RC High School||2 miles||
|Wardle Academy||2.2 miles||
|Hollingworth Academy||2.4 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 8WZ. The nearest is The Dawes Family Practice, approximately 570 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Dawes Family Practice||570 yards|
|Ashworth Street Surgery||590 yards|
|Yorkshire Street Surgery||700 yards|
|Dr George Bhima||710 yards|
|Dr Hamid's Practice||710 yards|
|Dr M B Ghafoor And Dr S A Abbasi||710 yards|
|The Dale Medical Practice||710 yards|
|7 Day Access Rochdale Infirmary Hub||0.5 miles|
|Mark Street Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Wellfield Health Centre||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Rochdale, OL12 8WZ. The nearest is Drake Dental Practice, approximately 560 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Drake Dental Practice||560 yards|
|Mr M D Shepherd & Mr M Brown||570 yards|
|Bupa Dental Care, Rochdale||580 yards|
|Crescent Orthodontics & Dental Practice||580 yards|
|Kings Dental Centre||690 yards|
|One Dental||690 yards|
|Deeplish Dental Practice||710 yards|
|Croft Shifa Dental Practice||0.9 miles|
|KLM Orthodontics||0.9 miles|
|Roch Valley Dental||1 mile|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Rochdale, OL12 8WZ. The nearest is Rochdale Infirmary, approximately 0.5 miles away.
|Rochdale Infirmary||0.5 miles|
|BMI The Highfield Hospital||0.8 miles|
|Highfield Hospital||0.8 miles|
|Birch Hill Hospital (Floyd Unit)||2.3 miles|
|Birch Hill Hospital Mental Health Services||2.3 miles|
|Birch Hill Hospital||2.3 miles|
|Child & Family Service||4.1 miles|
|Fairfield General Hospital||4.1 miles|
|Fairfield General Hospital Mental Health Services||4.1 miles|
|Fairfield Hospital||4.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rochdale, OL12 8WZ. The nearest is Paul Cheetham Eyecare, approximately 130 yards away.
|Paul Cheetham Eyecare||130 yards|
|Boots-Rochdale - Royal Exchange Shopping Cntr||160 yards|
|Vision Express||160 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||310 yards|
|Asda Opticians||410 yards|
|Crescent Optical Ltd||580 yards|
|The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd||710 yards|
|Clinic 4 Eyes||710 yards|
|Eye Care Optical||800 yards|
|Focus Opticians||800 yards|
* 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.