Area Information for Rochdale, OL16 1AL

This postcode in Rochdale is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Milkstone and Deeplish ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochdale. This page combines information for the address Rochdale, OL16 1AL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OL16 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 1998. 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 Milkstone and Deeplish
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, OL16 1AL:

Packer Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NJ
Town Hall Square, Rochdale, OL16 1LL
South Parade, Rochdale, OL16 1LW
Fleece Street, Rochdale, OL16 1LT
King Street, Rochdale, OL16 1LZ
South Parade, Rochdale, OL16 1LR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OL16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rochdale, OL16 1AL 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 11
Semi-Detached 48
Terraced 68
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 17
Residence in Commercial Building 24
Total 183
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Rochdale contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 4
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 66
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 5
Total 167

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 92
Two People 22
Three People 15
Four People 12
Five People 10
Six People 8
Seven People 5
8+ People 3
Total 167

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 63
Total 141

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 OL16 1AL however is predominantly male (58%). 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 259
Female 186
Total 445

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 41
5-7 23
8-9 8
10-14 20
15 4
16-17 15
18-19 16
20-24 43
25-29 36
30-44 99
45-59 83
60-64 17
65-74 18
75-84 19
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 445

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL16 1AL 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 154
Married 116
Divorced 43
Separated 14
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 349

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.

Health
Very Good 164
Good 156
Fair 77
Bad 38
Very Bad 10
Total 445

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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) 52
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 138
Other 30
Total 349

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 48% 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 214
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Indian 3
Pakistani 93
Bangladeshi 97
Chinese 1
Other Asian 10
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 445

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Rochdale), 69% 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 307
Wales 1
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 24
Other 98
Total 445

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 OL16 1AL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 311
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 28
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 86

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 141
No Religion 70
Buddhist 1
Hindu 3
Jewish 5
Muslim 195
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 29
Total 445

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 70
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 46
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 27
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 45
Other 30
Total 327

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 15
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 132

Rochdale, OL16 1AL 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 OL16 1AL
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 OL16 1AL. 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 OL16 1AL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rochdale, OL16 1AL. The nearest railway station is Rochdale, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rochdale 760 yards
Castleton (Manchester) 1.9 miles
Smithy Bridge 2.2 miles
Littleborough 3.2 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 4.6 miles
Walsden 6 miles
Moston 6.5 miles
Todmorden 7.2 miles
Greenfield 7.9 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 8.5 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 9 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 9.1 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 9.3 miles
Manchester Victoria 9.6 miles
Stalybridge 9.9 miles
Guide Bridge 9.9 miles
Fairfield 11 miles
Salford Central 11 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 11 miles
Ashburys 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rochdale, OL16 1AL. The nearest is Broadfield Community Primary School, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Broadfield Community Primary School 280 yards
    
St John's Roman Catholic Primary School, Rochdale 690 yards
    
Spotland Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Deeplish Primary Academy 0.6 miles
    
Heybrook Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Greenbank 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
    
Ashfield Valley Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Brimrod Community Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rochdale, OL16 1AL. The nearest is Rochdale Islamic Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rochdale Islamic Academy 0.7 miles  
Rochdale Islamic Academy 0.7 miles  
Falinge Park High School 0.8 miles
    
Kingsway Park High School 1.1 miles
    
Oulder Hill Community School and Language College 1.2 miles
    
Matthew Moss High School 1.6 miles
    
St Cuthbert's RC High School 1.9 miles
    
Wardle Academy 2.2 miles
    
Hollingworth Academy 2.3 miles
    
Whitworth Community High School 3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rochdale, OL16 1AL. The nearest is The Dale Medical Practice, approximately 600 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, OL16 1AL. The nearest is Drake Dental Practice, approximately 450 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, OL16 1AL. The nearest is Rochdale Infirmary, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rochdale, OL16 1AL. The nearest is Paul Cheetham Eyecare, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Paul Cheetham Eyecare 200 yards
Boots-Rochdale - Royal Exchange Shopping Cntr 240 yards
Vision Express 240 yards
Specsavers Opticians 320 yards
Crescent Optical Ltd 470 yards
Asda Opticians 540 yards
Clinic 4 Eyes 600 yards
The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd 600 yards
Eye Care Optical 720 yards
Focus Opticians 720 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.