Area Information for Oldham, OL4 1BQ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2006. 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, OL4 1BQ:
|Moorhey Street, Oldham, OL4 1JD|
|Lees Road, Oldham, OL4 1JN|
|Glodwick Road, Oldham, OL4 1BZ|
|Wilkinson Street, Oldham, OL4 1JT|
|Lees Road, Oldham, OL4 1JW|
|Becket Meadows, Oldham, OL4 1JB|
Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OL4 as a whole.
About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oldham, OL4 1BQ 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||3|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Oldham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||38|
|Rented: From Council||30|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||29|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||16|
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||13|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||29|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||16|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||79|
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 48% male.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
The area around OL4 1BQ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 35% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode OL4 1BQ 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.
|Highest Qualification Level Achieved|
|Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc)||38|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||32|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||42|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||56|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||137|
Ethnic Group Embed This
Oldham can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 22% 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
In this area (Oldham), 67% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.
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 OL4 1BQ
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||12|
|Middle East or Asia||50|
|North America or Caribbean||3|
|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
This address within the St Mary's ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.
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)||44|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||60|
|Looking After Home or Family||48|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||25|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||20|
|Accommodation and Food||15|
|Information and Communication||3|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||4|
|Public Administration and Defence||4|
|HealthInc. Social Work||10|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
Oldham, OL4 1BQ is within the St Mary's (Oldham) 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 OL4 1BQ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
St Mary's (Oldham)
Below are the details of the closest services to OL4 1BQ. 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 OL4 1BQ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest railway station is Mossley (Manchester), approximately 2.9 miles away.
|Mossley (Manchester)||2.9 miles|
|Mills Hill (Manchester)||3.2 miles|
|Guide Bridge||4.7 miles|
|Castleton (Manchester)||4.9 miles|
|Hyde North||5.4 miles|
|Flowery Field||5.6 miles|
|Newton for Hyde||6 miles|
|Hyde Central||6.2 miles|
|Smithy Bridge||6.4 miles|
|Belle Vue||6.5 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest is Horton Mill Community Primary School, approximately 340 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Horton Mill Community Primary School||340 yards||
|St Anne's RC Primary School||560 yards||
|Greenacres Primary Academy||640 yards||
|Oasis Academy Clarksfield||670 yards||
|Glodwick Infant and Nursery School||740 yards||
|Greenhill Academy||half a mile||
|Beever Primary School||0.6 miles||
|Roundthorn Primary Academy||0.6 miles||
|Alexandra Park Junior School||0.7 miles||
|Littlemoor Primary School||0.7 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest is Iqra High School, approximately 720 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Iqra High School||720 yards|
|The Blue Coat CofE School||0.6 miles||
|Oasis Academy Leesbrook||0.7 miles|
|Waterhead Academy||1.2 miles||
|The Hathershaw College||1.5 miles||
|The Oldham Academy North||1.8 miles||
|E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy||1.9 miles||
|Oasis Academy Oldham||1.9 miles||
|St Damian's RC Science College||2.3 miles||
|Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College||2.4 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest is Hopwood House Medical Practice, approximately 80 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Hopwood House Medical Practice||80 yards|
|Greenbank Medical Practice||390 yards|
|Alexandra Group Medical Practice||460 yards|
|Jarvis Med Prac-Gpcc||460 yards|
|Sunvalley Medical Practice||460 yards|
|St Mary's Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|Springfield House||0.7 miles|
|Lees Medical Practice||0.8 miles|
|Lindley House Health Centre||0.9 miles|
|Oldham Family Practice||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest is mydentist, Lees Road, Oldham, approximately 500 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|mydentist, Lees Road, Oldham||500 yards|
|Greater Manchester Oral Surgery and Restorative Group Ltd||800 yards|
|Patel & Mirza - Dental Surgery||half a mile|
|The Tooth Place Limited||0.6 miles|
|Pritchard's Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|mydentist, Ripponden Road, Oldham||0.8 miles|
|Harmony Dental Spa||0.9 miles|
|K Khan - Lees Dental Centre||1 mile|
|Marjory Lees Dental Centre||1.1 miles|
|Ashton Road Limited Company||1.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.
|Royal Oldham Hospital||1.4 miles|
|The Christie At Oldham||1.4 miles|
|Royal Oldham Hospital Mental Health Services||1.5 miles|
|All Saints Hospital||1.6 miles|
|All Saints Hospital (St George Healthcare Group)||1.6 miles|
|Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust||3.6 miles|
|Tameside General Hospital||3.6 miles|
|Tameside Hospital Mental Health Services||3.6 miles|
|BMI The Highfield Hospital||5.4 miles|
|Highfield Hospital||5.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest is Eye Care Optical, approximately 390 yards away.
|Eye Care Optical||390 yards|
|Tesco Extra||640 yards|
|Robert Glass Opticians Limited||740 yards|
|Boots-Oldham - Town Sq Centre (in Boots UK)||0.7 miles|
|Oldham Visionplus Limited||0.8 miles|
|Vision Express||0.8 miles|
|Lees Optical||1 mile|
|Gail Collier||1 mile|
|Hathershaw Opticians||1.1 miles|
|Chadderton Opticians||1.9 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.