Area Information for Rochdale, OL16 5EQ

This postcode in Rochdale is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Kingsway ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochdale. This page combines information for the address Rochdale, OL16 5EQ, 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 1981. 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 Kingsway
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 5EQ:

Sykes Court, Rochdale, OL16 5TB
Vavasour Court, Rochdale, OL16 5TD
Sykes Street, Rochdale, OL16 5EG
Clara Gorton Court, Rochdale, OL16 5TL
Ethel Court, Rochdale, OL16 5PF
St. Johns Drive, Rochdale, OL16 5AG

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 5EQ 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 2
Semi-Detached 28
Terraced 39
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 82
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Rochdale contains a higher than average level of social housing - 66% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 15
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 37
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 79

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 35
Two People 22
Three People 8
Four People 8
Five People 6
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 79

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 1
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 46
Total 69

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Kingsway ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 70
Female 95
Total 165

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around OL16 5EQ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 20
5-7 11
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 5
20-24 14
25-29 15
30-44 33
45-59 20
60-64 10
65-74 11
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 165

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL16 5EQ 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 52
Married 33
Divorced 15
Separated 7
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 116

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.

However, this area of the Kingsway ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (70%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 66
Good 49
Fair 35
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 165

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) 8
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 13
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 45
Other 11
Total 116

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 69% 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 114
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 3
Pakistani 12
Bangladeshi 5
Black African 20
Total 165

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 128
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 6
Other 23
Total 165

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 5EQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 89
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 56

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 91
No Religion 29
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 26
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 165

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 21
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 2
Total 115

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 3
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 43

Rochdale, OL16 5EQ is within the Kingsway 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 5EQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Kingsway
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 5EQ. 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 5EQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rochdale, OL16 5EQ. The nearest railway station is Rochdale, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rochdale 0.6 miles
Smithy Bridge 1.8 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 2.1 miles
Littleborough 2.8 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 4.5 miles
Walsden 6 miles
Moston 6.3 miles
Todmorden 7.2 miles
Greenfield 7.3 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 7.9 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 8.6 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 8.6 miles
Stalybridge 9.4 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 9.5 miles
Guide Bridge 9.6 miles
Manchester Victoria 9.6 miles
Fairfield 9.8 miles
Gorton 11 miles
Ashburys 11 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rochdale, OL16 5EQ. The nearest is Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School Rochdale, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School Rochdale 470 yards
    
St Peter's Church of England Primary School 750 yards
    
Deeplish Primary Academy 0.5 miles
    
Lowerplace Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Belfield Community School 0.6 miles
    
St John's Roman Catholic Primary School, Rochdale 0.7 miles
    
Heybrook Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Broadfield Community Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Balderstone 0.9 miles
    
Moorhouse Academy 0.9 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rochdale, OL16 5EQ. The nearest is Kingsway Park High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kingsway Park High School 0.6 miles
    
Rochdale Islamic Academy 1.1 miles  
Rochdale Islamic Academy 1.1 miles  
Falinge Park High School 1.5 miles
    
St Cuthbert's RC High School 1.5 miles
    
Hollingworth Academy 1.6 miles
    
Oulder Hill Community School and Language College 1.9 miles
    
Wardle Academy 2.1 miles
    
Matthew Moss High School 2.1 miles
    
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rochdale, OL16 5EQ. The nearest is The Kingsway Practice, approximately 370 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 5EQ. The nearest is Kings Dental Centre, approximately 770 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 5EQ. The nearest is Rochdale Infirmary, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rochdale, OL16 5EQ. The nearest is The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd 0.6 miles
Clinic 4 Eyes 0.6 miles
Clinic 4 Eyes 0.6 miles
Crescent Optical Ltd 0.6 miles
Eye Care Optical 0.7 miles
Focus Opticians 0.7 miles
S J Holt 0.7 miles
Eye Care Optical 0.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Paul Cheetham Eyecare 0.8 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.