Area Information for Oldham, OL2 7FP

This postcode in Oldham is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the St Mary's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth. This page combines information for the address Oldham, OL2 7FP, 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 May 2012. 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 St Mary's
Constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth
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 Oldham, OL2 7FP:

Cowlishaw, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7BX
Cowlishaw Lane, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7DB
Manchester Road, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7DD
Shawcroft Close, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7DA
Bickerstaffe Close, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7DF
Longfield Park, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7BU

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 7FP 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 Oldham 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 8
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 78
Flat (Purpose-Built) 21
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 117
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oldham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 25
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 17
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 33
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 8
Total 115

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 30
Two People 14
Three People 19
Four People 9
Five People 12
Six People 15
Seven People 9
8+ People 7
Total 115

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 66
Total 96

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 East and Saddleworth constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 203
Female 217
Total 420

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around OL2 7FP has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 36% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 35
5-7 32
8-9 28
10-14 49
15 9
16-17 17
18-19 13
20-24 32
25-29 21
30-44 105
45-59 45
60-64 5
65-74 11
75-84 15
85-89 0
90+ 3
Total 420

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL2 7FP 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 76
Married 147
Divorced 12
Separated 15
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 267

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.

Very Good 203
Good 111
Fair 54
Bad 36
Very Bad 16
Total 420

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

OL2 7FP and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% 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) 24
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 120
Other 29
Total 267

Ethnic Group Embed This

Oldham 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 8% 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 35
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Pakistani 290
Bangladeshi 53
Chinese 3
Other Asian 24
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Total 420

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Oldham), 57% 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 238
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 27
Other 153
Total 420

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 7FP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 329
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 34
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 39
North America or Caribbean 0
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.

Christian 46
No Religion 3
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 359
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 420

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 36
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 34
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 31
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 51
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 26
Other 19
Total 249

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 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 9
Total 80

Oldham, OL2 7FP is within the St Mary's (Oldham) policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near OL2 7FP
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Below are the details of the closest services to OL2 7FP. 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 7FP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL2 7FP. The nearest railway station is Mossley (Manchester), approximately 3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mossley (Manchester) 3 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3 miles
Moston 3.2 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 3.5 miles
Greenfield 3.5 miles
Stalybridge 4.2 miles
Guide Bridge 4.7 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 4.7 miles
Fairfield 5.2 miles
Rochdale 5.2 miles
Hyde North 5.4 miles
Flowery Field 5.6 miles
Gorton 5.7 miles
Denton 6 miles
Newton for Hyde 6 miles
Ashburys 6.2 miles
Hyde Central 6.2 miles
Smithy Bridge 6.4 miles
Belle Vue 6.4 miles
Godley 6.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL2 7FP. The nearest is Horton Mill Community Primary School, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Horton Mill Community Primary School 140 yards
Greenhill Academy 640 yards
Beever Primary School 780 yards
Glodwick Infant and Nursery School 800 yards
St Anne's RC Primary School 860 yards
Greenacres Primary Academy 0.5 miles
Holy Cross Ceva Primary School 0.5 miles
Oasis Academy Clarksfield 0.6 miles
Alexandra Park Junior School 0.6 miles
Mayfield Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldham, OL2 7FP. The nearest is Iqra High School, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Iqra High School 720 yards  
The Blue Coat CofE School 780 yards
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 0.8 miles  
Waterhead Academy 1.4 miles
The Hathershaw College 1.4 miles
The Oldham Academy North 1.7 miles
Oasis Academy Oldham 1.7 miles
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 1.8 miles
Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College 2.2 miles
The Radclyffe School 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL2 7FP. The nearest is Hopwood House Medical Practice, approximately 330 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 Oldham, OL2 7FP. The nearest is Greater Manchester Oral Surgery and Restorative Group Ltd, approximately 460 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 Oldham, OL2 7FP. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL2 7FP. The nearest is Eye Care Optical, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Care Optical 720 yards
Tesco Extra 840 yards
Boots-Oldham - Town Sq Centre (in Boots UK) half a mile
Robert Glass Opticians Limited 0.5 miles
Oldham Visionplus Limited 0.6 miles
Vision Express 0.6 miles
Hathershaw Opticians 1 mile
Lees Optical 1.2 miles
Gail Collier 1.2 miles
Chadderton Opticians 1.7 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.