Area Information for Rochdale, OL16 9NU

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 9NU, 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 July 2013. 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 9NU:

Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 9SB
Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 9SA
Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 9SH
Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 9SG
Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 9SF
Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 9SE

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 9NU 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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 0
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 25
Flat (Purpose-Built) 124
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 170
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Rochdale contains a higher than average level of social housing - 68% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 54
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 56
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rent Free 6
Total 161

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 104
Two People 29
Three People 7
Four People 9
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 3
Total 161

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 67
Total 110

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 53% male.

Male 157
Female 137
Total 294

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 7
8-9 5
10-14 16
15 3
16-17 13
18-19 10
20-24 19
25-29 22
30-44 52
45-59 49
60-64 6
65-74 30
75-84 20
85-89 9
90+ 2
Total 294

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL16 9NU 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 83
Married 75
Divorced 35
Separated 13
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 232

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 Milkstone and Deeplish ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 82
Good 105
Fair 66
Bad 32
Very Bad 9
Total 294

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

OL16 9NU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 27
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 95
Other 39
Total 232

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 45% 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 132
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 4
Pakistani 72
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 2
Other Asian 13
Black African 34
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 294

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Rochdale), 53% 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 157
Wales 3
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 18
Other 108
Total 294

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 9NU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 163
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 23
African Countries 10
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 81

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 114
No Religion 49
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 111
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 294

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 38
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 32
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 28
Looking After Home or Family 22
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 14
Total 201

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 66

Rochdale, OL16 9NU is within the Milnrow and Newhey 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 9NU
Neighbourhood Team Address Milnrow and Newhey
The Esplanade
OL16 1AG
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Below are the details of the closest services to OL16 9NU. 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 9NU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rochdale, OL16 9NU. The nearest railway station is Rochdale, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rochdale 1.8 miles
Smithy Bridge 2 miles
Littleborough 2.7 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 2.9 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 4.5 miles
Greenfield 6 miles
Moston 6.2 miles
Walsden 6.3 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 6.8 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 7.4 miles
Todmorden 7.6 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 7.9 miles
Stalybridge 8.5 miles
Guide Bridge 9 miles
Fairfield 9.3 miles
Slaithwaite 9.5 miles
Gorton 9.7 miles
Hyde North 9.7 miles
Manchester Victoria 9.8 miles
Ashburys 9.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rochdale, OL16 9NU. The nearest is Newhey Community Primary School, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Newhey Community Primary School 790 yards
Milnrow Parish Church of England Primary School 850 yards
Moorhouse Academy 0.7 miles  
St Thomas' Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
Crossgates Primary School 0.7 miles
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School Rochdale 1.1 miles
St Peter's Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles
Lowerplace Primary School 1.4 miles
Rushcroft Primary School 1.4 miles
St Mary's CofE Primary School High Crompton 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rochdale, OL16 9NU. The nearest is Hollingworth Academy, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hollingworth Academy 760 yards
Kingsway Park High School 1.2 miles
St Cuthbert's RC High School 1.5 miles
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 1.6 miles
Rochdale Islamic Academy 2.4 miles  
Rochdale Islamic Academy 2.4 miles  
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 2.5 miles
Wardle Academy 2.7 miles
Falinge Park High School 2.8 miles
The Oldham Academy North 3.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rochdale, OL16 9NU. The nearest is Milnrow Village Practice, approximately 380 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 9NU. The nearest is Mrs D E Sloane, approximately 730 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 9NU. The nearest is BMI The Highfield Hospital, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rochdale, OL16 9NU. The nearest is Yates & Suddell, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Yates & Suddell 550 yards
S J Holt 1.5 miles
Clinic 4 Eyes 1.8 miles
Clinic 4 Eyes 1.9 miles
The Clinic 4 Eyes Ltd 1.9 miles
Crescent Optical Ltd 1.9 miles
Eye Care Optical 1.9 miles
Focus Opticians 1.9 miles
Robert Glass Opticians Limited 2 miles
Eye Care Optical 2 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.