Area Information for Oldham, OL4 2AP
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1995. 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 2AP:
|Mevagissey Walk, Oldham, OL4 2DH|
|Holt Street, Oldham, OL4 2DQ|
|Greenwood Street, Oldham, OL4 2DB|
|Taurus Street, Oldham, OL4 2BN|
|Greenwood Street, Oldham, OL4 2BB|
|Huddersfield Road, Oldham, OL4 2RD|
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 2AP 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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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||6|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Oldham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 90% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||3|
|Rented: From Council||53|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||59|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||5|
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||1|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||11|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||20|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||43|
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 55% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of OL4 2AP the number widowed residents is high - 18% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.
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.
However, this area of the Waterhead ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (42%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
OL4 2AP and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 65% 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)||9|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||9|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||13|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||5|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||92|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||2|
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 2AP
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||0|
|Middle East or Asia||1|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|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 Waterhead ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.
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)||13|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||0|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|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||7|
|Accommodation and Food||5|
|HealthInc. Social Work||2|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||1|
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near OL4 2AP|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to OL4 2AP. 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 2AP.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL4 2AP. The nearest railway station is Mossley (Manchester), approximately 2.9 miles away.
|Mossley (Manchester)||2.9 miles|
|Mills Hill (Manchester)||3.5 miles|
|Castleton (Manchester)||4.8 miles|
|Guide Bridge||5.1 miles|
|Hyde North||5.7 miles|
|Flowery Field||5.9 miles|
|Smithy Bridge||6 miles|
|Newton for Hyde||6.3 miles|
|Hyde Central||6.6 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL4 2AP. The nearest is Greenacres Primary Academy, approximately 260 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Greenacres Primary Academy||260 yards||
|Littlemoor Primary School||310 yards||
|St Anne's RC Primary School||350 yards||
|Mayfield Primary School||670 yards||
|Oasis Academy Clarksfield||670 yards||
|Woodlands Primary Academy||half a mile||
|St. Theresa's RC Primary School||0.6 miles||
|Willowpark Primary Academy||0.6 miles||
|Horton Mill Community Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Beever Primary School||0.7 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldham, OL4 2AP. The nearest is Waterhead Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Waterhead Academy||0.7 miles||
|The Blue Coat CofE School||0.8 miles||
|Oasis Academy Leesbrook||0.9 miles|
|Iqra High School||0.9 miles|
|E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy||1.6 miles||
|The Oldham Academy North||1.8 miles||
|The Hathershaw College||2 miles||
|Oasis Academy Oldham||2.4 miles||
|The Crompton House Church of England Academy||2.5 miles||
|St Damian's RC Science College||2.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL4 2AP. The nearest is Springfield House, approximately 420 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Springfield House||420 yards|
|Hopwood House Medical Practice||830 yards|
|Greenbank Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Alexandra Group Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Jarvis Med Prac-Gpcc||0.7 miles|
|Sunvalley Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Lees Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Leesbrook Surgery||0.8 miles|
|St Mary's Medical Centre||0.9 miles|
|Dr Kiren Kaur||1.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Oldham, OL4 2AP. The nearest is mydentist, Ripponden Road, Oldham, approximately 650 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|mydentist, Ripponden Road, Oldham||650 yards|
|mydentist, Lees Road, Oldham||840 yards|
|Greater Manchester Oral Surgery and Restorative Group Ltd||0.8 miles|
|Harmony Dental Spa||0.8 miles|
|K Khan - Lees Dental Centre||0.9 miles|
|Patel & Mirza - Dental Surgery||0.9 miles|
|The Tooth Place Limited||0.9 miles|
|Park House Springhead||1.2 miles|
|Pritchard's Dental Practice||1.2 miles|
|Precision Dental Clinic||1.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Oldham, OL4 2AP. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.
|Royal Oldham Hospital||1.5 miles|
|The Christie At Oldham||1.5 miles|
|Royal Oldham Hospital Mental Health Services||1.7 miles|
|All Saints Hospital||2.1 miles|
|All Saints Hospital (St George Healthcare Group)||2.1 miles|
|Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust||3.9 miles|
|Tameside General Hospital||3.9 miles|
|Tameside Hospital Mental Health Services||3.9 miles|
|BMI The Highfield Hospital||5.3 miles|
|Highfield Hospital||5.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL4 2AP. The nearest is Robert Glass Opticians Limited, approximately 180 yards away.
|Robert Glass Opticians Limited||180 yards|
|Tesco Extra||300 yards|
|Eye Care Optical||820 yards|
|Lees Optical||0.9 miles|
|Gail Collier||0.9 miles|
|Boots-Oldham - Town Sq Centre (in Boots UK)||1.1 miles|
|Oldham Visionplus Limited||1.1 miles|
|Vision Express||1.2 miles|
|Hathershaw Opticians||1.6 miles|
|Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care||2 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.