Area Information for Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS

Ridley Street 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 Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for OL4 1DS.

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 Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS:

Latimer Street, Oldham, OL4 1DR
Jarvis Street, Oldham, OL4 1DT
Pitt Street, Oldham, OL4 1AN
Hardy Street, Oldham, OL4 1DU
Kersley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DN
Spinks Street, Oldham, OL4 1DW

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 Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS 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 6 property sales in Ridley Street 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 Ridley Street, 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 8
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 136
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 155
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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 46
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 25
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 133

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 24
Two People 16
Three People 17
Four People 27
Five People 18
Six People 20
Seven People 7
8+ People 4
Total 133

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 87
Total 120

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 243
Female 264
Total 507

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around OL4 1DS has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 39% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 67
5-7 40
8-9 21
10-14 63
15 7
16-17 14
18-19 12
20-24 38
25-29 53
30-44 120
45-59 49
60-64 4
65-74 12
75-84 5
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 507

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in OL4 1DS is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 75
Married 181
Divorced 11
Separated 28
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 309

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 211
Good 200
Fair 71
Bad 17
Very Bad 8
Total 507

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Ridley Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 27
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 156
Other 27
Total 309

Ethnic Group Embed This

Ridley Street, 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 3% 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 14
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 4
Pakistani 348
Bangladeshi 97
Other Asian 23
Black African 9
Other 2
Total 507

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Ridley Street, Oldham), 60% 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 306
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 7
Other 194
Total 507

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 1DS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 431
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 53
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 20

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 15
No Religion 5
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 465
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 507

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 33
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 45
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 23
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 33
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 55
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 26
Other 30
Total 302

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 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 21
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 128

Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS 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 Ridley Street
Neighbourhood Team Address St Mary's (Oldham)
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Below are the details of the closest services to OL4 1DS. 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 1DS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS. The nearest railway station is Mossley (Manchester), approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mossley (Manchester) 2.8 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.1 miles
Moston 3.1 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 3.2 miles
Greenfield 3.5 miles
Stalybridge 4 miles
Guide Bridge 4.4 miles
Fairfield 4.9 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 5 miles
Hyde North 5.1 miles
Flowery Field 5.3 miles
Rochdale 5.5 miles
Gorton 5.5 miles
Denton 5.7 miles
Newton for Hyde 5.7 miles
Hyde Central 6 miles
Ashburys 6 miles
Belle Vue 6.2 miles
Godley 6.2 miles
Ryder Brow 6.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS. The nearest is Horton Mill Community Primary School, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Horton Mill Community Primary School 360 yards
Greenhill Academy 370 yards
Glodwick Infant and Nursery School 390 yards
Alexandra Park Junior School 630 yards
Roundthorn Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Oasis Academy Clarksfield 0.6 miles
Broadfield Primary School 0.6 miles
St Anne's RC Primary School 0.6 miles
Greenacres Primary Academy 0.7 miles
Beever Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS. The nearest is Iqra High School, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Iqra High School 260 yards  
The Blue Coat CofE School 0.7 miles
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 0.7 miles  
The Hathershaw College 1.1 miles
Waterhead Academy 1.5 miles
Oasis Academy Oldham 1.6 miles
The Oldham Academy North 1.9 miles
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 2.1 miles
St Damian's RC Science College 2.2 miles
Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS. The nearest is Greenbank Medical Practice, approximately 310 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 Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS. The nearest is Patel & Mirza - Dental Surgery, approximately 700 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 Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS. The nearest is All Saints Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ridley Street, Oldham, OL4 1DS. The nearest is Eye Care Optical, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Care Optical 800 yards
Boots-Oldham - Town Sq Centre (in Boots UK) 0.6 miles
Vision Express 0.7 miles
Oldham Visionplus Limited 0.7 miles
Tesco Extra 0.7 miles
Robert Glass Opticians Limited 0.8 miles
Hathershaw Opticians 0.8 miles
Lees Optical 1.1 miles
Gail Collier 1.1 miles
Chadderton Opticians 1.8 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.


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Broadband in OL4 1DS

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 102Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 203Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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