Area Information for Rochdale, OL16 5LY

This postcode 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 Rochdale, OL16 5LY, 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 June 1996. 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 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 Rochdale, OL16 5LY:

Oldham Road, Rochdale, OL16 5LN
Oxford Place, Rochdale, OL16 5LU
Count Street, Rochdale, OL16 5LP
Oldham Road, Rochdale, OL16 5JG
Newton Street, Rochdale, OL16 5LR
Royds Street West, Rochdale, OL16 5JL

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 5LY 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 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 4
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 103
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 121
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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) - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 41
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 112

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 33
Two People 30
Three People 20
Four People 16
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 112

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 37
Total 91

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.

Gender
Male 150
Female 146
Total 296

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 31
5-7 13
8-9 7
10-14 18
15 10
16-17 5
18-19 14
20-24 24
25-29 26
30-44 69
45-59 42
60-64 4
65-74 21
75-84 12
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 296

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL16 5LY 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 90
Married 90
Divorced 19
Separated 8
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 217

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 141
Good 84
Fair 55
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 296

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) 35
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 65
Other 13
Total 217

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 60% 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 177
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 3
Pakistani 91
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 8
Other Asian 7
Other 1
Total 296

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 232
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 7
Other 47
Total 296

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 5LY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 216
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 19
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 60

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 113
No Religion 52
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 114
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 15
Total 296

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 67
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 21
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 11
Total 205

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 111

Rochdale, OL16 5LY 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 OL16 5LY
Neighbourhood Team Address Balderstone and Kirkholt
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 5LY. 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 5LY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rochdale, OL16 5LY. The nearest railway station is Rochdale, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rochdale 720 yards
Castleton (Manchester) 1.6 miles
Smithy Bridge 2.4 miles
Littleborough 3.4 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.9 miles
Moston 5.8 miles
Walsden 6.5 miles
Greenfield 7.1 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 7.6 miles
Todmorden 7.8 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 8.2 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 8.9 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 8.9 miles
Manchester Victoria 9 miles
Stalybridge 9.1 miles
Guide Bridge 9.1 miles
Fairfield 9.3 miles
Ashburys 9.5 miles
Gorton 9.5 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 9.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rochdale, OL16 5LY. The nearest is Lowerplace Primary School, approximately 330 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rochdale, OL16 5LY. The nearest is Kingsway Park High School, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kingsway Park High School 710 yards
    
St Cuthbert's RC High School 1.1 miles
    
Rochdale Islamic Academy 1.5 miles  
Rochdale Islamic Academy 1.5 miles  
Falinge Park High School 1.6 miles
    
Matthew Moss High School 1.7 miles
    
Oulder Hill Community School and Language College 1.8 miles
    
Hollingworth Academy 1.9 miles
    
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 2.3 miles
    
Wardle Academy 2.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rochdale, OL16 5LY. The nearest is Wellfield Health Centre, approximately 210 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 5LY. The nearest is Deeplish Dental Practice, approximately half a mile 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 5LY. The nearest is BMI The Highfield Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rochdale, OL16 5LY. The nearest is S J Holt, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
S J Holt 330 yards
Eye Care Optical 870 yards
Focus Opticians 870 yards
Clinic 4 Eyes half a mile
The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd half a mile
Crescent Optical Ltd 0.6 miles
Paul Cheetham Eyecare 0.9 miles
Boots-Rochdale - Royal Exchange Shopping Cntr 1 mile
Vision Express 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1 mile

* 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.