Area Information for Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG

Midgley Drive in Rochdale is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Balderstone and Kirkholt ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochdale. This page combines information for the address Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for OL16 4QG.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Rochdale
Ward Balderstone and Kirkholt
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 Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG:

Hurst Meadow, Rochdale, OL16 4QP
Nall Gate, Rochdale, OL16 4QF
Apple Tree Way, Rochdale, OL16 4SW
Ginnell Farm Avenue, Rochdale, OL16 4GG
Badger Close, Rochdale, OL16 4QR
Waddington Fold, Rochdale, OL16 4QB

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 Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG 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 10 property sales in Midgley Drive 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 Midgley Drive, Rochdale consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 98
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 22
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 174
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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 49
Owned with Mortgage 85
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 26
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 171

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 41
Two People 50
Three People 31
Four People 33
Five People 8
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 4
Total 171

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 54
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 55
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
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 51% male.

Male 238
Female 229
Total 467

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 12
5-7 19
8-9 9
10-14 54
15 7
16-17 17
18-19 12
20-24 23
25-29 13
30-44 103
45-59 125
60-64 38
65-74 24
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 467

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL16 4QG 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 102
Married 202
Divorced 35
Separated 11
Widowed 14
Same Sex 2
Total 366

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 267
Good 150
Fair 40
Bad 8
Very Bad 2
Total 467

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) 125
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 53
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 77
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 15
Total 366

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 410
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 6
Pakistani 29
Bangladeshi 2
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Total 467

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 431
Wales 2
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 21
Total 467

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 4QG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 419
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 38

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 351
No Religion 55
Buddhist 1
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 34
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 467

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Balderstone and Kirkholt ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 161
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 55
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 34
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 0
Total 355

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 30
RetailInc. Wholesale 47
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 28
HealthInc. Social Work 45
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 265

Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG is within the Balderstone and Kirkholt 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 Midgley Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Balderstone and Kirkholt
The Esplanade
OL16 1AG
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Below are the details of the closest services to OL16 4QG. 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 4QG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG. The nearest railway station is Rochdale, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rochdale 1.3 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 1.7 miles
Smithy Bridge 2.8 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.4 miles
Littleborough 3.7 miles
Moston 5.2 miles
Greenfield 6.3 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 6.8 miles
Walsden 7.1 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 7.4 miles
Stalybridge 8.2 miles
Todmorden 8.4 miles
Guide Bridge 8.4 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 8.5 miles
Fairfield 8.5 miles
Manchester Victoria 8.6 miles
Gorton 8.8 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 8.9 miles
Ashburys 8.9 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG. The nearest is St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Balderstone, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG. The nearest is St Cuthbert's RC High School, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Cuthbert's RC High School 600 yards
Kingsway Park High School 0.6 miles
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 1.5 miles
Hollingworth Academy 1.7 miles
Matthew Moss High School 2.2 miles
Rochdale Islamic Academy 2.3 miles  
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 2.3 miles
Rochdale Islamic Academy 2.3 miles  
The Oldham Academy North 2.4 miles
Falinge Park High School 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG. The nearest is Kirkholt Medical Practice, approximately 0.8 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 Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG. The nearest is Urgent Dental Care Ltd, approximately 0.8 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 Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG. The nearest is BMI The Highfield Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Midgley Drive, Rochdale, OL16 4QG. The nearest is S J Holt, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
S J Holt 0.7 miles
Eye Care Optical 1.3 miles
Focus Opticians 1.3 miles
Clinic 4 Eyes 1.4 miles
The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd 1.4 miles
Crescent Optical Ltd 1.4 miles
Yates & Suddell 1.5 miles
J H Fisher (Optometrist) 1.8 miles
Paul Cheetham Eyecare 1.8 miles
Boots-Rochdale - Royal Exchange Shopping Cntr 1.8 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.


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Broadband in OL16 4QG

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 21 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 47.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 75.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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