Area Information for Oldham, OL4 1SS

This postcode in Oldham is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Alexandra ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth. This page combines information for the address Oldham, OL4 1SS, 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 December 1991. 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 Alexandra
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 1SS:

Abbey Hills Road, Oldham, OL4 1RG
Manor Road, Oldham, OL4 1RQ
Abbey Hills Road, Oldham, OL4 1RF
Cottage Gardens, Oldham, OL4 1RA
Abbey Hills Road, Oldham, OL4 1RE
Abbey Hills Road, Oldham, OL4 1RD

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 1SS 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 56
Semi-Detached 64
Terraced 45
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 174
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 58% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 99
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 5
Total 171

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 40
Two People 53
Three People 32
Four People 26
Five People 11
Six People 5
Seven People 4
8+ People 0
Total 171

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 39
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 154

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.

Gender
Male 221
Female 238
Total 459

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 42
5-7 18
8-9 20
10-14 42
15 4
16-17 13
18-19 10
20-24 23
25-29 22
30-44 121
45-59 98
60-64 21
65-74 14
75-84 7
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 459

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL4 1SS 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 109
Married 164
Divorced 39
Separated 8
Widowed 11
Same Sex 2
Total 333

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 231
Good 147
Fair 53
Bad 23
Very Bad 5
Total 459

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) 80
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 45
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 55
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 56
No GCSEs or Equivalent 74
Other 14
Total 333

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 70% white.

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 323
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 5
Pakistani 64
Bangladeshi 37
Chinese 4
Other Asian 3
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 459

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 384
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 5
Other 62
Total 459

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 1SS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 358
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 77

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 256
No Religion 81
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 97
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 18
Total 459

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 142
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 48
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 21
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 8
Total 322

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 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 53
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 17
Education 27
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 218

Oldham, OL4 1SS is within the Alexandra 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 1SS
Neighbourhood Team Address Alexandra
Force Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk

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Below are the details of the closest services to OL4 1SS. 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 1SS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL4 1SS. The nearest railway station is Mossley (Manchester), approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mossley (Manchester) 2.2 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 2.6 miles
Greenfield 3.2 miles
Stalybridge 3.2 miles
Moston 3.4 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.7 miles
Guide Bridge 3.8 miles
Hyde North 4.4 miles
Fairfield 4.5 miles
Flowery Field 4.6 miles
Newton for Hyde 5 miles
Gorton 5.2 miles
Denton 5.2 miles
Hyde Central 5.3 miles
Godley 5.5 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 5.7 miles
Ashburys 5.8 miles
Belle Vue 5.9 miles
Ryder Brow 6 miles
Reddish North 6.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL4 1SS. The nearest is Alt Academy, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Alt Academy 630 yards
    
Roundthorn Primary Academy 820 yards
    
Alexandra Park Junior School 830 yards
    
Glodwick Infant and Nursery School 0.6 miles
    
Medlock Valley Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Hugh's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Martin's CofE Junior Infant and Nursery School 0.6 miles
    
Holy Rosary RC Junior Infant and Nursery School 0.9 miles
    
Greenhill Academy 0.9 miles
    
St Thomas' Leesfield CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldham, OL4 1SS. The nearest is Oasis Academy Leesbrook, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 0.6 miles  
Iqra High School 0.6 miles  
The Hathershaw College 1 mile
    
St Damian's RC Science College 1.4 miles
    
The Blue Coat CofE School 1.4 miles
    
Great Academy Ashton 1.6 miles
    
Oasis Academy Oldham 1.6 miles
    
Waterhead Academy 1.8 miles
    
Mossley Hollins High School 2.6 miles
    
Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL4 1SS. The nearest is Hill Top Surgery, approximately 0.7 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, OL4 1SS. The nearest is Greater Manchester Dental Alliance 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 10 closest hospitals to Oldham, OL4 1SS. The nearest is All Saints Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL4 1SS. The nearest is Eye Care Optical, approximately 0.9 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.