Area Information for Littleborough, OL15 9PJ

This postcode in Littleborough is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Littleborough Lakeside ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochdale. This page combines information for the address Littleborough, OL15 9PJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OL15 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 June 1997. 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 Littleborough Lakeside
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 Littleborough, OL15 9PJ:

Todmorden Road, Littleborough, OL15 9AZ
Moorland Street, Littleborough, OL15 9EN
Centre Vale, Littleborough, OL15 9EL
Todmorden Road, Littleborough, OL15 9EG
Todmorden Road, Littleborough, OL15 9FG
Centre Vale Close, Littleborough, OL15 9EZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OL15 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Littleborough, OL15 9PJ 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 27
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 87
Flat (Purpose-Built) 40
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 181
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Littleborough contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 56
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 59
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 179

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 69
Two People 65
Three People 19
Four People 20
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 179

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 41
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 39
Total 147

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 48% male.

Male 176
Female 192
Total 368

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 25
5-7 14
8-9 9
10-14 19
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 10
20-24 32
25-29 23
30-44 101
45-59 62
60-64 25
65-74 22
75-84 17
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 368

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL15 9PJ 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 129
Married 109
Divorced 27
Separated 14
Widowed 19
Same Sex 1
Total 299

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 184
Good 131
Fair 33
Bad 16
Very Bad 4
Total 368

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) 102
Apprenticeship 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 44
No GCSEs or Equivalent 43
Other 8
Total 299

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Littleborough) 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 96% 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 355
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Pakistani 7
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 368

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 334
Wales 3
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 4
Other 14
Total 368

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 OL15 9PJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 316
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 44

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 247
No Religion 88
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 22
Total 368

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 123
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 6
Total 279

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 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 195

Littleborough, OL15 9PJ is within the Littleborough Lakeside 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 OL15 9PJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Littleborough Lakeside
The Esplanade
OL16 1AG
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Below are the details of the closest services to OL15 9PJ. 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 OL15 9PJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Littleborough, OL15 9PJ. The nearest railway station is Littleborough, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Littleborough half a mile
Smithy Bridge 1.5 miles
Walsden 3.3 miles
Rochdale 3.8 miles
Todmorden 4.5 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 5.4 miles
Hebden Bridge 6.9 miles
Mytholmroyd 7.1 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 7.2 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 7.6 miles
Greenfield 8.2 miles
Sowerby Bridge 8.5 miles
Slaithwaite 8.7 miles
Moston 9.4 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 9.5 miles
Halifax 11 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 11 miles
Burnley Manchester Road 12 miles
Stalybridge 12 miles
Burnley Central 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Littleborough, OL15 9PJ. The nearest is Littleborough Community Primary School, approximately 690 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Littleborough, OL15 9PJ. The nearest is Wardle Academy, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wardle Academy 1.7 miles
Hollingworth Academy 2.9 miles
Rochdale Islamic Academy 3.1 miles  
Rochdale Islamic Academy 3.1 miles  
Falinge Park High School 3.7 miles
Kingsway Park High School 3.7 miles
Whitworth Community High School 3.8 miles
St Cuthbert's RC High School 4.6 miles
Oulder Hill Community School and Language College 4.6 miles
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 4.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Littleborough, OL15 9PJ. The nearest is The Village Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Littleborough, OL15 9PJ. The nearest is MF Dental Care, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
MF Dental Care half a mile
Littleborough Dental Practice 0.9 miles
Croft Shifa Dental Practice 2.8 miles
KLM Orthodontics 2.8 miles
Mrs D E Sloane 2.9 miles
Kings Dental Centre 3.5 miles
One Dental 3.5 miles
Whitworth Dental Care 3.6 miles
Drake Dental Practice 3.7 miles
Deeplish Dental Practice 3.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Littleborough, OL15 9PJ. The nearest is Birch Hill Hospital (Floyd Unit), approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Littleborough, OL15 9PJ. The nearest is Patricia Hooson, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Patricia Hooson 720 yards
Yates & Suddell 2.9 miles
Clinic 4 Eyes 2.9 miles
Eye Care Optical 3.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.5 miles
Peter Cole Opticians 3.6 miles
Boots-Rochdale - Royal Exchange Shopping Cntr 3.6 miles
Vision Express 3.6 miles
Paul Cheetham Eyecare 3.6 miles
The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd 3.7 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.