Area Information for Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB

Wool Road 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 Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB, 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 5PB.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
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 Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB:

Dobcross New Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5NP
Lowerfields, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5NW
Nicker Brow, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5NN
Old Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5NG
Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5QR
Sugar Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5NL

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 Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB 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 one property sale in Wool Road 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

The area containing Wool Road, Dobcross, 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 19
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 65
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 6
Total 125
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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 59
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rent Free 3
Total 119

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 53
Three People 17
Four People 10
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 119

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 78

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 123
Female 125
Total 248

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 10
5-7 13
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 3
16-17 1
18-19 6
20-24 4
25-29 7
30-44 55
45-59 53
60-64 25
65-74 28
75-84 23
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 248

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL3 5PB 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 49
Married 114
Divorced 23
Separated 5
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 211

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 115
Good 84
Fair 41
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 248

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) 89
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 7
Total 211

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Wool Road, 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 96% 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 238
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 2
Black African 1
Other 2
Total 248

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 234
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 10
Total 248

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 5PB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 211
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 33

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 178
No Religion 52
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 248

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Saddleworth North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% 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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 179

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 12
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 128

Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB 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 Wool Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Saddleworth 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 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 5PB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB. The nearest railway station is Greenfield, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Greenfield 1 mile
Mossley (Manchester) 3 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 4.7 miles
Stalybridge 5.3 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 5.6 miles
Hadfield 6.7 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 6.7 miles
Hyde North 7 miles
Smithy Bridge 7 miles
Guide Bridge 7 miles
Flowery Field 7 miles
Moston 7.1 miles
Slaithwaite 7.1 miles
Littleborough 7.1 miles
Rochdale 7.1 miles
Newton for Hyde 7.1 miles
Godley 7.3 miles
Dinting 7.4 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 7.5 miles
Hattersley 7.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB. The nearest is St Chad's Church of England Primary School, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Chad's Church of England Primary School 720 yards
    
Holy Trinity CofE Dobcross Primary School 790 yards
    
Greenfield Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Diggle School 1.2 miles
    
Delph Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Greenfield St Mary's CofE School 1.5 miles
    
Friezland Primary School 1.6 miles
    
St Anne's CofE Lydgate Primary School 1.7 miles
    
Knowsley Junior School 2.1 miles
    
Springhead Infant and Nursery School 2.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB. The nearest is Saddleworth School, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saddleworth School 450 yards
    
Mossley Hollins High School 2.5 miles
    
Waterhead Academy 2.6 miles
    
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 3.3 miles  
Iqra High School 3.9 miles  
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 4 miles
    
The Blue Coat CofE School 4.1 miles
    
St Damian's RC Science College 4.2 miles
    
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 4.5 miles
    
Great Academy Ashton 4.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB. The nearest is Saddleworth Medical Practice, approximately 720 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 Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB. The nearest is DHS Dental Practices Limited, approximately 0.5 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 Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5PB. The nearest is 20/20 Saddleworth Limited, approximately 690 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.