Area Information for Oldham, OL2 5XN
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 1994. 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.
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 Oldham, OL2 5XN:
|Westminster Avenue, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5XX|
|Kingston Drive, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5XU|
|Queensgate Drive, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5SD|
|Thorp View, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5XT|
|Cromwell Road, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5SG|
|Westminster Avenue, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5XY|
Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OL2 as a whole.
About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oldham, OL2 5XN 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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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 Oldham consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 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.
|Owned with Mortgage||47|
|Rented: From Council||10|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||2|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||2|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||9|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||26|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||20|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||18|
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 Oldham West and Royton constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode OL2 5XN 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.
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.
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)||44|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||21|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||34|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||40|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||69|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (Oldham) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||4|
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 OL2 5XN
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||2|
|Middle East or Asia||1|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Royton North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||33|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||10|
|Looking After Home or Family||2|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||13|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||8|
|Accommodation and Food||3|
|Information and Communication||3|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||7|
|Public Administration and Defence||11|
|HealthInc. Social Work||25|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||2|
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near OL2 5XN|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to OL2 5XN. 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 OL2 5XN.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL2 5XN. The nearest railway station is Castleton (Manchester), approximately 2.2 miles away.
|Castleton (Manchester)||2.2 miles|
|Mills Hill (Manchester)||2.3 miles|
|Smithy Bridge||4.2 miles|
|Mossley (Manchester)||5.5 miles|
|Guide Bridge||6.9 miles|
|Manchester Victoria||7.5 miles|
|Manchester Piccadilly||7.8 miles|
|Hyde North||7.8 miles|
|Belle Vue||8 miles|
|Flowery Field||8.1 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL2 5XN. The nearest is Fir Bank Primary School, approximately 530 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Fir Bank Primary School||530 yards||
|Thorp Primary School||590 yards||
|Thornham St James CofE Primary School||0.6 miles||
|St Paul's CofE Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Royton Hall Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Ss Aidan and Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School||0.8 miles||
|St Anne's CofE (Aided) Primary School||1 mile||
|St Mary's CofE Primary School High Crompton||1.1 miles||
|Crompton Primary School||1.2 miles||
|Blackshaw Lane Primary & Nursery School||1.2 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldham, OL2 5XN. The nearest is The Oldham Academy North, approximately 1 mile away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|The Oldham Academy North||1 mile||
|The Crompton House Church of England Academy||1.2 miles||
|St Cuthbert's RC High School||1.2 miles||
|E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy||1.3 miles||
|North Chadderton School||1.5 miles||
|Kingsway Park High School||2.1 miles||
|The Radclyffe School||2.2 miles||
|Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School||2.2 miles||
|The Blue Coat CofE School||2.2 miles||
|Edgar Wood Academy||2.3 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL2 5XN. The nearest is Royton Medical Centre, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Royton Medical Centre||0.7 miles|
|The Royton & Crompton Family Practice||0.7 miles|
|Oak Gables Medical Practice||1.5 miles|
|The Village Medical Practice||1.5 miles|
|Kirkholt Medical Practice||1.7 miles|
|The Medical Centre (The Strand)||1.7 miles|
|Chadderton Medical Practice||2 miles|
|Woodlands Medical Practice||2 miles|
|Lindley House Health Centre||2.2 miles|
|Oldham Family Practice||2.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Oldham, OL2 5XN. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Royton, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Bupa Dental Care, Royton||0.6 miles|
|Peter Hughes - Royton Dental Care Ltd||0.7 miles|
|Precision Dental Clinic||1.4 miles|
|mydentist, Market Street, Shaw||1.6 miles|
|Urgent Dental Care Ltd||1.7 miles|
|mydentist, Beal Lane, Oldham||1.7 miles|
|P Pong - Mr Pong's Firwood Dental Practice||2.1 miles|
|Urgent Dental Care Ltd||2.1 miles|
|The Tooth Place Limited||2.4 miles|
|Greater Manchester Oral Surgery and Restorative Group Ltd||2.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Oldham, OL2 5XN. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.
|Royal Oldham Hospital||1.5 miles|
|The Christie At Oldham||1.5 miles|
|Royal Oldham Hospital Mental Health Services||1.6 miles|
|BMI The Highfield Hospital||2.7 miles|
|Highfield Hospital||2.7 miles|
|All Saints Hospital||3.1 miles|
|All Saints Hospital (St George Healthcare Group)||3.1 miles|
|Rochdale Infirmary||3.7 miles|
|Birch Hill Hospital (Floyd Unit)||4.6 miles|
|Birch Hill Hospital Mental Health Services||4.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL2 5XN. The nearest is Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care||0.7 miles|
|Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care||1.6 miles|
|Robert Glass Opticians Limited||1.6 miles|
|Chadderton Opticians||2 miles|
|S J Holt||2.1 miles|
|Oldham Visionplus Limited||2.3 miles|
|J H Fisher (Optometrist)||2.3 miles|
|Boots-Oldham - Town Sq Centre (in Boots UK)||2.4 miles|
|Vision Express||2.4 miles|
|Tesco Extra||2.6 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.