Area Information for Oldham, OL3 5WJ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2008. 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.
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, OL3 5WJ:
|Delph, Oldham, OL3 5JL|
|Woods Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5AL|
|Church Fields, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5AB|
|Woods Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5AU|
|Woods Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5AN|
|Chancery Lane, Dobcross, Oldham, OL3 5AE|
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 Oldham, OL3 5WJ 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||1|
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.
|Owned with Mortgage||28|
|Rented: From Council||10|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||16|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||10|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||29|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||23|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||11|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||11|
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.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode OL3 5WJ 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.
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.
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)||80|
|2+ A Levels||27|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||24|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (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 97% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
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 5WJ
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||0|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||22|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||13|
|Looking After Home or Family||2|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||5|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||2|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||5|
|Accommodation and Food||4|
|Information and Communication||8|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||2|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||9|
|Public Administration and Defence||8|
|HealthInc. Social Work||26|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
Oldham, OL3 5WJ 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near OL3 5WJ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to OL3 5WJ. 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 5WJ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest railway station is Greenfield, approximately 1.2 miles away.
|Mossley (Manchester)||3 miles|
|Mills Hill (Manchester)||6.5 miles|
|Smithy Bridge||6.7 miles|
|Hyde North||6.9 miles|
|Guide Bridge||6.9 miles|
|Flowery Field||7 miles|
|Castleton (Manchester)||7.2 miles|
|Newton for Hyde||7.2 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest is Holy Trinity CofE Dobcross Primary School, approximately 310 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Holy Trinity CofE Dobcross Primary School||310 yards|
|St Chad's Church of England Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Delph Primary School||1.1 miles|
|Diggle School||1.2 miles|
|Greenfield Primary School||1.3 miles|
|St Anne's CofE Lydgate Primary School||1.6 miles|
|Friezland Primary School||1.6 miles|
|Greenfield St Mary's CofE School||1.7 miles|
|Knowsley Junior School||1.9 miles|
|Springhead Infant and Nursery School||2.1 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest is Saddleworth School, approximately 0.5 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Saddleworth School||0.5 miles||
|Waterhead Academy||2.3 miles||
|Mossley Hollins High School||2.5 miles||
|Iqra High School||3.7 miles|
|E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy||3.7 miles||
|The Blue Coat CofE School||3.9 miles||
|St Damian's RC Science College||4.1 miles||
|The Crompton House Church of England Academy||4.2 miles||
|Oasis Academy Leesbrook||4.4 miles|
|Great Academy Ashton||4.5 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest is Saddleworth Medical Practice, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Saddleworth Medical Practice||0.6 miles|
|Dr. J Wright & Partners||0.9 miles|
|Pennine Medical Centre - Greenfield||1.4 miles|
|Dr Kiren Kaur||2.6 miles|
|Dr Rajesh Saraf||2.6 miles|
|Leesbrook Surgery||2.7 miles|
|Lees Medical Practice||2.7 miles|
|Springfield House||2.8 miles|
|Pike Medical Practice||2.9 miles|
|Pennine Medical Centre||3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest is DHS Dental Practices Limited, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|DHS Dental Practices Limited||0.7 miles|
|N.Naeem - Saddleworth Dental Clinic||0.8 miles|
|P J Noble Dental Practice||1.6 miles|
|Park House Springhead||2.4 miles|
|K Khan - Lees Dental Centre||2.7 miles|
|Harmony Dental Spa||2.7 miles|
|Mossley Dental Care||2.9 miles|
|mydentist, Ripponden Road, Oldham||2.9 miles|
|S. J. Ward Family Dental Practice||3 miles|
|mydentist, Lees Road, Oldham||3.2 miles|
Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 4.4 miles away.
|Royal Oldham Hospital||4.4 miles|
|All Saints Hospital||5 miles|
|Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust||5 miles|
|BMI The Highfield Hospital||7.2 miles|
|Birch Hill Hospital||7.3 miles|
|Watergrove Day Hospital||7.3 miles|
|Rochdale Infirmary||7.6 miles|
|Huddersfield Royal Infirmary||11 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest is 20/20 Saddleworth Limited, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|20/20 Saddleworth Limited||0.6 miles|
|Gail Collier||2.7 miles|
|Anderton, Akbar & Procter Ltd||2.8 miles|
|Robert Glass Opticians Limited||3.2 miles|
|Tesco Extra||3.2 miles|
|Eye Care Optical||3.3 miles|
|Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care||3.5 miles|
|Robert Glass Opticians Limited||3.6 miles|
|John Clegg Opticians||3.9 miles|
|Boots-Oldham - Town Sq Centre (in Boots UK)||4.1 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.