Area Information for Oldham, OL2 8FD

This postcode in Oldham is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Shaw ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth. This page combines information for the address Oldham, OL2 8FD, 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 June 1998. 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 Shaw
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 8FD:

Oak Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8XA
Oak Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8EJ
Buckley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8EZ
Duckworth Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8ET
Gordon Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8EU
Chancery Lane, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8EX

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 8FD 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 7
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 117
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oldham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 17
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 0
Total 131

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 36
Two People 36
Three People 26
Four People 17
Five People 11
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 131

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 52
Total 104

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 44% male.

Gender
Male 154
Female 194
Total 348

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 35
5-7 17
8-9 9
10-14 17
15 2
16-17 11
18-19 8
20-24 41
25-29 32
30-44 62
45-59 58
60-64 15
65-74 29
75-84 11
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 348

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL2 8FD 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 121
Married 91
Divorced 31
Separated 15
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 268

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 123
Good 145
Fair 61
Bad 16
Very Bad 3
Total 348

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) 36
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 90
Other 9
Total 268

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 307
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 25
Black Caribbean 1
Total 348

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 332
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 2
Other 6
Total 348

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 8FD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 240
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 98

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 216
No Religion 75
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 32
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 23
Total 348

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 91
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 2
Total 256

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 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 39
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 31
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 150

Oldham, OL2 8FD is within the Shaw 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 8FD
Neighbourhood Team Address Shaw
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 8FD. 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 8FD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL2 8FD. The nearest railway station is Rochdale, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rochdale 3.4 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 3.7 miles
Smithy Bridge 3.8 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.9 miles
Greenfield 4.2 miles
Littleborough 4.4 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 4.9 miles
Moston 5.2 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 6.1 miles
Stalybridge 6.7 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 6.7 miles
Guide Bridge 7.3 miles
Fairfield 7.8 miles
Hyde North 8 miles
Walsden 8.1 miles
Flowery Field 8.2 miles
Gorton 8.3 miles
Newton for Hyde 8.5 miles
Ashburys 8.6 miles
Denton 8.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL2 8FD. The nearest is East Crompton St James CofE Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
East Crompton St James CofE Primary School 370 yards
    
East Crompton St George's CofE School 520 yards
    
Beal Vale Primary School 550 yards
    
Buckstones Primary School 730 yards
    
Rushcroft Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Crompton Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Joseph's RC Junior Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
    
St Mary's CofE Primary School High Crompton 0.9 miles
    
St Thomas Moorside CofE (VA) Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Blackshaw Lane Primary & Nursery School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldham, OL2 8FD. The nearest is The Crompton House Church of England Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 0.8 miles
    
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 1 mile
    
The Oldham Academy North 2 miles
    
Hollingworth Academy 2.1 miles
    
Waterhead Academy 2.1 miles
    
St Cuthbert's RC High School 2.2 miles
    
The Blue Coat CofE School 2.4 miles
    
Kingsway Park High School 2.6 miles
    
Iqra High School 3 miles  
North Chadderton School 3.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL2 8FD. The nearest is Oak Gables Medical Practice, approximately 750 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 8FD. The nearest is mydentist, Beal Lane, Oldham, approximately 340 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 8FD. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL2 8FD. The nearest is Robert Glass Opticians Limited, approximately 440 yards 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.