Area Information for Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX

Longley Street in Shaw 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 Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for OL2 8RX.

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 Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX:

Cedar Grove, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RT
Sumner Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RY
Queen Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RR
Oldham Road, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RZ
Laburnum Avenue, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RS
Fenton Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8SX

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 Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX 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

We have found 29 property sales in Longley Street since the beginning of 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 3
Semi-Detached 58
Terraced 82
Flat (Purpose-Built) 24
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 170
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 25% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 33
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 19
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 158

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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 47
Two People 50
Three People 31
Four People 21
Five People 4
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 158

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 48
Total 118

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 46% male.

Gender
Male 210
Female 249
Total 459

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 25
5-7 21
8-9 7
10-14 30
15 9
16-17 5
18-19 4
20-24 23
25-29 30
30-44 91
45-59 55
60-64 21
65-74 45
75-84 39
85-89 22
90+ 32
Total 459

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of OL2 8RX the number widowed residents is high - 18% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 103
Married 131
Divorced 36
Separated 13
Widowed 84
Same Sex 0
Total 367

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 Shaw ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 153
Good 160
Fair 90
Bad 44
Very Bad 12
Total 459

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Longley Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 47% 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) 42
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 49
No GCSEs or Equivalent 172
Other 10
Total 367

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 414
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 22
Black African 8
Total 459

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 429
Wales 0
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 17
Total 459

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to OL2 8RX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 311
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 138

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 319
No Religion 80
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 43
Total 459

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Shaw ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 108
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 54
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 5
Total 274

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 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 162

Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX 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 Longley Street
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 Shaw. 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 8RX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX. The nearest railway station is Mills Hill (Manchester), approximately 3.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.5 miles
Rochdale 3.5 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 3.6 miles
Greenfield 4.1 miles
Smithy Bridge 4.2 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 4.6 miles
Moston 4.6 miles
Littleborough 4.9 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 5.6 miles
Stalybridge 6.3 miles
Guide Bridge 6.8 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 7.1 miles
Fairfield 7.3 miles
Hyde North 7.5 miles
Flowery Field 7.7 miles
Gorton 7.8 miles
Ashburys 8.1 miles
Newton for Hyde 8.1 miles
Denton 8.1 miles
Hyde Central 8.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX. The nearest is St Joseph's RC Junior Infant and Nursery School, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph's RC Junior Infant and Nursery School 470 yards
    
Crompton Primary School 690 yards
    
Beal Vale Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Blackshaw Lane Primary & Nursery School 0.6 miles
    
East Crompton St James CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
    
East Crompton St George's CofE School 0.8 miles
    
Royton Hall Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Rushcroft Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Buckstones Primary School 1 mile
    
St Mary's CofE Primary School High Crompton 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX. The nearest is E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 750 yards
    
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 0.8 miles
    
The Oldham Academy North 1.5 miles
    
Waterhead Academy 1.9 miles
    
The Blue Coat CofE School 1.9 miles
    
St Cuthbert's RC High School 2.1 miles
    
Hollingworth Academy 2.5 miles
    
Iqra High School 2.6 miles  
North Chadderton School 2.6 miles
    
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 2.7 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX. The nearest is Oak Gables Medical Practice, approximately 270 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 Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX. The nearest is mydentist, Market Street, Shaw, approximately 570 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 Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Longley Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8RX. The nearest is Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care, approximately 420 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.


 

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Broadband in OL2 8RX

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 113.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 345Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 34Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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