Area Information for Oldham, OL4 1BQ

This postcode in Oldham is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the St Mary's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth. This page combines information for the address Oldham, OL4 1BQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OL4 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 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Oldham
Ward St Mary's
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, 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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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 15
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 116
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 165
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 37
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 30
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 29
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 4
Total 159

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 29
Three People 21
Four People 25
Five People 22
Six People 17
Seven People 4
8+ People 6
Total 159

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 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
Total 137

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.

Male 264
Female 282
Total 546

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.

Age Groups
0-4 61
5-7 32
8-9 23
10-14 57
15 20
16-17 21
18-19 32
20-24 22
25-29 51
30-44 105
45-59 78
60-64 13
65-74 15
75-84 12
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 546

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.

Relationship Status
Single 113
Married 184
Divorced 23
Separated 15
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 353

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.

Very Good 254
Good 182
Fair 72
Bad 31
Very Bad 7
Total 546

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
Apprenticeship 6
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
Other 42
Total 353

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.

Ethnic Group
White 119
Mixed Ethnicity 25
Indian 5
Pakistani 357
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 4
Other Asian 8
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 5
Other 1
Total 546

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
England 364
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 13
Other 167
Total 546

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 430
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 50
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 58

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.

Christian 105
No Religion 34
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 378
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 546

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 60
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 48
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 25
Other 21
Total 337

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 19
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 38
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 20
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 158

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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near OL4 1BQ
Neighbourhood Team Address St Mary's (Oldham)
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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.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mossley (Manchester) 2.9 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.2 miles
Greenfield 3.3 miles
Moston 3.4 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 3.5 miles
Stalybridge 4.2 miles
Guide Bridge 4.7 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 4.9 miles
Fairfield 5.3 miles
Rochdale 5.3 miles
Hyde North 5.4 miles
Flowery Field 5.6 miles
Gorton 5.8 miles
Newton for Hyde 6 miles
Denton 6 miles
Hyde Central 6.2 miles
Ashburys 6.3 miles
Smithy Bridge 6.4 miles
Godley 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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL4 1BQ. The nearest is Eye Care Optical, approximately 390 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.