Area Information for Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG

Birch Road in Wardle is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Wardle and West Littleborough ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochdale. This page combines information for the address Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for OL12 9EG.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Rochdale
Ward Wardle and West Littleborough
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 Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG:

Fleming Close, Rochdale, OL12 9RL
Shaftesbury Drive, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9LS
Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9LX
Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9RD
Westmorland Drive, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9LN
Floyd Close, Rochdale, OL12 9RJ

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 Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG 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 Birch 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 Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 7
Semi-Detached 40
Terraced 78
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 58
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 1
Total 129

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 30
Two People 55
Three People 18
Four People 22
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 99

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 49% male.

Male 149
Female 153
Total 302

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 17
5-7 8
8-9 7
10-14 16
15 3
16-17 8
18-19 7
20-24 9
25-29 10
30-44 62
45-59 79
60-64 24
65-74 34
75-84 13
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 302

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL12 9EG 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 65
Married 151
Divorced 20
Separated 4
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 251

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 136
Good 100
Fair 42
Bad 17
Very Bad 7
Total 302

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) 57
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 65
Other 10
Total 251

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale) 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 99% 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 300
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 302

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 292
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 2
Total 302

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 9EG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 264
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 4
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) 1
None 32

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 228
No Religion 60
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 302

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wardle and West Littleborough ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 4
Total 233

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 19
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 33
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 152

Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG is within the Wardle and West Littleborough 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 Birch Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Wardle and West Littleborough
The Esplanade
OL16 1AG
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to Wardle. 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 9EG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG. The nearest railway station is Smithy Bridge, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smithy Bridge 1 mile
Littleborough 1.3 miles
Rochdale 2.6 miles
Walsden 3.7 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 4.2 miles
Todmorden 4.9 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 6.8 miles
Hebden Bridge 8 miles
Mytholmroyd 8.3 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 8.5 miles
Greenfield 8.6 miles
Moston 8.6 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 9.6 miles
Sowerby Bridge 11 miles
Slaithwaite 11 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 11 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 11 miles
Stalybridge 12 miles
Burnley Central 12 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG. The nearest is St James' Church of England Primary School, approximately 630 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG. The nearest is Wardle Academy, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wardle Academy 310 yards
Falinge Park High School 2.2 miles
Whitworth Community High School 2.5 miles
Hollingworth Academy 2.6 miles
Kingsway Park High School 2.8 miles
Oulder Hill Community School and Language College 3.1 miles
St Cuthbert's RC High School 3.8 miles
Matthew Moss High School 3.9 miles
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 4.4 miles
Todmorden High School 5.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG. The nearest is 7 Day Access Littleborough Hub, approximately 1 mile 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 Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG. The nearest is Littleborough Dental Practice, approximately 0.8 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Littleborough Dental Practice 0.8 miles
MF Dental Care 1.2 miles
Croft Shifa Dental Practice 1.6 miles
KLM Orthodontics 1.6 miles
Whitworth Dental Care 2.2 miles
Kings Dental Centre 2.3 miles
One Dental 2.3 miles
Mrs D E Sloane 2.4 miles
Drake Dental Practice 2.5 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Rochdale 2.5 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG. The nearest is Birch Hill Hospital (Floyd Unit), approximately 630 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, OL12 9EG. The nearest is Patricia Hooson, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Patricia Hooson 1.3 miles
Clinic 4 Eyes 1.7 miles
Eye Care Optical 1.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.2 miles
Boots-Rochdale - Royal Exchange Shopping Cntr 2.3 miles
Vision Express 2.3 miles
Paul Cheetham Eyecare 2.3 miles
Peter Cole Opticians 2.4 miles
Crescent Optical Ltd 2.5 miles
Asda Opticians 2.5 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.