Area Information for Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ

Firgrove Business Park in Rochdale is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Smallbridge and Firgrove ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochdale. This page combines information for the address Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Rochdale
Ward Smallbridge and Firgrove
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 Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ:

Pasture Close, Rochdale, OL16 2BW
Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UB
Bellshill Crescent, Rochdale, OL16 2TU
Blackstone Avenue, Rochdale, OL16 2TX
Albert Royds Street, Rochdale, OL16 2UA
Bellshill Crescent, Rochdale, OL16 2TT

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 Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ 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 Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, 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 16
Semi-Detached 64
Terraced 112
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 209
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 64
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 34
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 191

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 53
Two People 63
Three People 36
Four People 21
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 2
8+ People 4
Total 191

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 74
Total 172

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 47% male.

Male 225
Female 255
Total 480

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 54
5-7 26
8-9 12
10-14 27
15 6
16-17 19
18-19 13
20-24 46
25-29 56
30-44 122
45-59 62
60-64 13
65-74 15
75-84 7
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 480

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL16 2UJ 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 167
Married 112
Divorced 41
Separated 15
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 355

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 229
Good 149
Fair 70
Bad 27
Very Bad 5
Total 480

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) 55
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 59
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 66
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 58
No GCSEs or Equivalent 91
Other 17
Total 355

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% 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 365
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 3
Pakistani 83
Bangladeshi 13
Other Asian 4
Black African 5
Total 480

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 420
Wales 0
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 14
Other 35
Total 480

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 2UJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 370
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 84

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 231
No Religion 134
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 92
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 21
Total 480

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 133
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 29
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 34
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 27
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 33
Other 15
Total 346

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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 38
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 192

Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ is within the Smallbridge and Firgrove 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 Firgrove Business Park
Neighbourhood Team Address Smallbridge and Firgrove
The Esplanade
OL16 1AG
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Below are the details of the closest services to OL16 2UJ. 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 2UJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ. The nearest railway station is Smithy Bridge, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smithy Bridge 0.9 miles
Rochdale 1.4 miles
Littleborough 1.9 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 3 miles
Walsden 5.2 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 5.3 miles
Todmorden 6.4 miles
Moston 7.2 miles
Greenfield 7.3 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 8.1 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 8.2 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 9.1 miles
Hebden Bridge 9.3 miles
Mytholmroyd 9.4 miles
Stalybridge 9.9 miles
Slaithwaite 10 miles
Guide Bridge 11 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 11 miles
Fairfield 11 miles
Manchester Victoria 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ. The nearest is Belfield Community School, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Belfield Community School 740 yards
Moorhouse Academy 0.7 miles  
Alice Ingham Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy 0.7 miles
Hamer Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Heybrook Primary School 0.9 miles
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School Rochdale 0.9 miles
Crossgates Primary School 0.9 miles
Kentmere Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Smithy Bridge Foundation Primary School 0.9 miles
Milnrow Parish Church of England Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ. The nearest is Rochdale Islamic Academy, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rochdale Islamic Academy 1.3 miles  
Rochdale Islamic Academy 1.3 miles  
Hollingworth Academy 1.3 miles
Wardle Academy 1.4 miles
Kingsway Park High School 1.4 miles
Falinge Park High School 1.8 miles
St Cuthbert's RC High School 2.3 miles
Oulder Hill Community School and Language College 2.6 miles
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 2.9 miles
Matthew Moss High School 3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ. The nearest is Dr Sonal Sharma, 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 Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ. The nearest is Croft Shifa Dental Practice, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ. The nearest is Birch Hill Hospital (Floyd Unit), approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Firgrove Business Park, Belfield Mill Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UJ. The nearest is Clinic 4 Eyes, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Clinic 4 Eyes 0.7 miles
Eye Care Optical 1.1 miles
Yates & Suddell 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
Clinic 4 Eyes 1.4 miles
The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd 1.4 miles
Paul Cheetham Eyecare 1.4 miles
Boots-Rochdale - Royal Exchange Shopping Cntr 1.4 miles
Vision Express 1.4 miles
Crescent Optical Ltd 1.4 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.