Area Information for Oldham, OL2 5YP

This postcode in Oldham is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Royton North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oldham West and Royton. This page combines information for the address Oldham, OL2 5YP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OL2 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 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Oldham
Ward Royton North
Constituency Oldham West and Royton
Region North West
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oldham, OL2 5YP 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 42
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 34
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 131
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 66
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 127

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 23
Two People 48
Three People 29
Four People 23
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 34
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 95

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 158
Female 160
Total 318

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 20
5-7 7
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 9
16-17 8
18-19 4
20-24 16
25-29 15
30-44 59
45-59 70
60-64 35
65-74 31
75-84 17
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 318

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL2 5YP 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 57
Married 167
Divorced 13
Separated 4
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 260

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 177
Good 104
Fair 31
Bad 4
Very Bad 2
Total 318

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) 96
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 43
Other 10
Total 260

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 301
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 4
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 4
Other Asian 1
Total 318

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 303
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 0
Other 10
Total 318

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 5YP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 295
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 18

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 242
No Religion 53
Buddhist 4
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 8
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 318

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Royton North ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 98
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 43
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 238

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 18
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 170

Oldham, OL2 5YP is within the Royton North 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 OL2 5YP
Neighbourhood Team Address Royton North
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 OL2 5YP. 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 5YP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL2 5YP. The nearest railway station is Castleton (Manchester), approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castleton (Manchester) 2 miles
Rochdale 2.3 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 2.5 miles
Smithy Bridge 3.9 miles
Moston 4.2 miles
Littleborough 4.8 miles
Greenfield 5.6 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 5.8 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 6.3 miles
Stalybridge 7.2 miles
Guide Bridge 7.2 miles
Fairfield 7.4 miles
Manchester Victoria 7.7 miles
Gorton 7.7 miles
Ashburys 7.8 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 8 miles
Ardwick 8.1 miles
Hyde North 8.1 miles
Walsden 8.2 miles
Belle Vue 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL2 5YP. The nearest is Fir Bank Primary School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fir Bank Primary School 530 yards
    
Thornham St James CofE Primary School 650 yards
    
Thorp Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Mary's CofE Primary School High Crompton 1 mile
    
Royton Hall Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St Paul's CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Ss Aidan and Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Crompton Primary School 1.2 miles
    
St John's VA Church of England Primary School, Thornham 1.3 miles
    
Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School, Rochdale 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldham, OL2 5YP. The nearest is St Cuthbert's RC High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Cuthbert's RC High School 0.8 miles
    
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 1.1 miles
    
The Oldham Academy North 1.3 miles
    
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 1.5 miles
    
North Chadderton School 1.7 miles
    
Kingsway Park High School 1.8 miles
    
Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School 2.2 miles
    
Edgar Wood Academy 2.3 miles  
The Radclyffe School 2.4 miles
    
Hollingworth Academy 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL2 5YP. The nearest is Royton Medical Centre, approximately 1 mile 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 Oldham, OL2 5YP. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Royton, 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 Oldham, OL2 5YP. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL2 5YP. The nearest is Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care, approximately 1 mile away.

* 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.