Area Information for Oldham, OL3 5WJ

This postcode in Oldham 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 Oldham, OL3 5WJ, 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.

Please Note

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.

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 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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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 11
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 63
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 118
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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 39
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 106

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 35
Two People 41
Three People 14
Four People 11
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 106

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 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
Total 74

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 117
Female 113
Total 230

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 5
5-7 9
8-9 9
10-14 12
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 3
20-24 12
25-29 6
30-44 38
45-59 64
60-64 18
65-74 26
75-84 16
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 230

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.

Relationship Status
Single 57
Married 91
Divorced 24
Separated 4
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 192

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 113
Good 83
Fair 26
Bad 4
Very Bad 4
Total 230

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
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs 22
No GCSEs 29
Other 8
Total 192

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.

Ethnic Group
White 224
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Pakistani 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 230

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 218
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 4
Total 230

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 204
Republic of Ireland 0
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 26

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 150
No Religion 62
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 12
Total 230

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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 174

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 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 117

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near OL3 5WJ
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 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.

Name Approximate Distance*
Greenfield 1.2 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 3 miles
Marsden 4.8 miles
Stalybridge 5.3 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 5.5 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 6.5 miles
Smithy Bridge 6.7 miles
Moston 6.8 miles
Rochdale 6.8 miles
Littleborough 6.9 miles
Hadfield 6.9 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
Slaithwaite 7.2 miles
Godley 7.4 miles
Dinting 7.6 miles
Hattersley 7.7 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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 4.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL3 5WJ. The nearest is 20/20 Saddleworth Limited, approximately 0.6 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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