Area Information for Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ

Brook Lane in Dobcross is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Saddleworth North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth. This page combines information for the address Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OL3 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 OL3 5BQ.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Oldham
Ward Saddleworth North
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 Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ:

Tamewater Villas, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BB
Delph New Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BA
Tamewater Court, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5GD
Delph New Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BP
Wall Hill Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BW
Streethouse Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5QX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OL3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ 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 4 property sales in Brook Lane 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 50
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 59
Flat (Purpose-Built) 22
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 151
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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.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 49
Owned with Mortgage 57
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 129

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 22
Two People 52
Three People 30
Four People 21
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 38
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 42
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
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 51% male.

Gender
Male 163
Female 158
Total 321

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 18
5-7 12
8-9 8
10-14 26
15 2
16-17 9
18-19 2
20-24 15
25-29 13
30-44 76
45-59 73
60-64 29
65-74 27
75-84 10
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 321

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL3 5BQ 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 62
Married 151
Divorced 22
Separated 4
Widowed 14
Same Sex 2
Total 255

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 187
Good 94
Fair 29
Bad 8
Very Bad 3
Total 321

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 111
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs 19
No GCSEs 24
Other 4
Total 255

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Brook Lane, Dobcross, 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 98% 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 315
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 1
Pakistani 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 321

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 306
Wales 1
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 3
Other 3
Total 321

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 OL3 5BQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 295
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 25

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 223
No Religion 70
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 321

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 109
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
Total 244

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 22
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 178

Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ is within the Saddleworth 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 Brook Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Saddleworth North
Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk/content/triage-division.html?ReadForm&Division=Oldham

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 Dobcross. 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 OL3 5BQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ. The nearest railway station is Greenfield, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Greenfield 1.2 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 2.9 miles
Marsden 5 miles
Stalybridge 5.2 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 5.4 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 6.2 miles
Moston 6.6 miles
Smithy Bridge 6.6 miles
Rochdale 6.6 miles
Guide Bridge 6.8 miles
Littleborough 6.8 miles
Hyde North 6.8 miles
Flowery Field 6.9 miles
Hadfield 6.9 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 6.9 miles
Newton for Hyde 7.1 miles
Godley 7.3 miles
Slaithwaite 7.4 miles
Dinting 7.6 miles
Hyde Central 7.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ. The nearest is Holy Trinity CofE Dobcross Primary School, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holy Trinity CofE Dobcross Primary School 150 yards
    
St Chad's Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Delph Primary School 1 mile
    
Greenfield Primary School 1.3 miles
    
St Anne's CofE Lydgate Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Diggle School 1.4 miles
    
Friezland Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Knowsley Junior School 1.7 miles
    
Greenfield St Mary's CofE School 1.8 miles
    
Springhead Infant and Nursery School 1.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ. The nearest is Saddleworth School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saddleworth School 0.8 miles
    
Waterhead Academy 2.1 miles
    
Mossley Hollins High School 2.5 miles
    
Iqra High School 3.4 miles  
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 3.5 miles
    
The Blue Coat CofE School 3.6 miles
    
St Damian's RC Science College 3.9 miles
    
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 4 miles
    
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 4.2 miles  
Great Academy Ashton 4.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ. The nearest is Saddleworth Medical Practice, approximately 0.8 miles 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 Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ. The nearest is DHS Dental Practices Limited, approximately 0.9 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 7 closest hospitals to Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 4.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Brook Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5BQ. The nearest is 20/20 Saddleworth Limited, approximately 0.8 miles 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 OL3 5BQ

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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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 23.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 47.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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