Area Information for Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ

Higher Counthill in Oldham is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Waterhead ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth. This page combines information for the address Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ, 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 2PZ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Oldham
Ward Waterhead
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 Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ:

Maythorne Close, Oldham, OL4 2SZ
Lea Green Close, Oldham, OL4 2TF
Sorrel Way, Oldham, OL4 2QW
Haven Lane, Oldham, OL4 2QH
Counthill Road, Oldham, OL4 2PX
Greenside Avenue, Oldham, OL4 2QA

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 Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ 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 7 property sales in Higher Counthill 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

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 18
Semi-Detached 60
Terraced 64
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 146
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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 56
Owned with Mortgage 64
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rent Free 2
Total 136

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 36
Two People 59
Three People 21
Four People 13
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 136

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 93

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 160
Female 146
Total 306

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 11
5-7 12
8-9 10
10-14 17
15 3
16-17 3
18-19 0
20-24 20
25-29 12
30-44 63
45-59 66
60-64 21
65-74 42
75-84 23
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 306

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OL4 2PZ 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 75
Married 127
Divorced 23
Separated 6
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 253

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 144
Good 107
Fair 46
Bad 7
Very Bad 2
Total 306

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) 78
Apprenticeship 19
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 41
No GCSEs or Equivalent 59
Other 11
Total 253

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Higher Counthill, Oldham) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% 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 302
Pakistani 1
Black Caribbean 3
Total 306

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 287
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 4
Other 6
Total 306

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 2PZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 259
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 42

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 246
No Religion 46
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 306

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Waterhead ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 96
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 1
Total 227

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 21
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 151

Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ is within the Waterhead 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 Higher Counthill
Neighbourhood Team Address Waterhead
Force Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to OL4 2PZ. 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 2PZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ. The nearest railway station is Greenfield, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Greenfield 2.8 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 3.3 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 4.1 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 4.7 miles
Moston 4.7 miles
Rochdale 4.9 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 4.9 miles
Stalybridge 5.2 miles
Smithy Bridge 5.4 miles
Littleborough 5.9 miles
Guide Bridge 6 miles
Hyde North 6.5 miles
Marsden (Yorks) 6.6 miles
Fairfield 6.7 miles
Flowery Field 6.7 miles
Newton for Hyde 7 miles
Gorton 7.3 miles
Hyde Central 7.4 miles
Denton 7.4 miles
Godley 7.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ. The nearest is Hodge Clough Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hodge Clough Primary School 540 yards
    
St Thomas Moorside CofE (VA) Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Woodlands Primary Academy 0.6 miles
    
St. Theresa's RC Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Littlemoor Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Willowpark Primary Academy 0.9 miles
    
Mayfield Primary School 1 mile
    
Hey-with-Zion Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Greenacres Primary Academy 1.1 miles
    
St Edward's RC School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ. The nearest is Waterhead Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Waterhead Academy 0.6 miles
    
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 1.4 miles
    
The Blue Coat CofE School 1.6 miles
    
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 1.7 miles  
Iqra High School 1.9 miles  
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 2.1 miles
    
The Oldham Academy North 2.1 miles
    
Saddleworth School 2.9 miles
    
The Hathershaw College 3 miles
    
North Chadderton School 3.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ. The nearest is Dr Kiren Kaur, approximately 440 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 Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ. The nearest is mydentist, Ripponden Road, Oldham, 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 Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Higher Counthill, Oldham, OL4 2PZ. The nearest is Robert Glass Opticians Limited, approximately 1.1 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.