Area Information for Oldham, OL4 2RG

This postcode 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 Oldham, OL4 2RG, 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 1997. 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 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 Oldham, OL4 2RG:

Longfield Crescent, Oldham, OL4 2SB
Vincent Avenue, Oldham, OL4 2RW
Adlington Street, Oldham, OL4 2QY
Equitable Street, Oldham, OL4 2RL
Littlemoor Lane, Oldham, OL4 2RZ
Sharples Hall Street, Oldham, OL4 2QZ

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 2RG 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 2
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 52
Flat (Purpose-Built) 42
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 113
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oldham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 55% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 44
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rent Free 2
Total 109

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 47
Two People 31
Three People 22
Four People 7
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 109

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 50
Total 91

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 107
Female 106
Total 213

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 16
5-7 8
8-9 6
10-14 8
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 7
20-24 25
25-29 17
30-44 37
45-59 40
60-64 15
65-74 6
75-84 15
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 213

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in OL4 2RG 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 85
Married 35
Divorced 28
Separated 12
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 171

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 83
Good 73
Fair 32
Bad 22
Very Bad 3
Total 213

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

OL4 2RG and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 40% 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) 10
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 69
Other 4
Total 171

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 197
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Other Asian 4
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 3
Total 213

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 197
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 11
Total 213

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 2RG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 148
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
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.

Religion
Christian 132
No Religion 64
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 213

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Waterhead ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 50
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 9
Total 153

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 91

Oldham, OL4 2RG 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 OL4 2RG
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 2RG. 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 2RG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldham, OL4 2RG. The nearest railway station is Greenfield, approximately 3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Greenfield 3 miles
Mossley (Manchester) 3 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 3.6 miles
Moston 4.1 miles
Ashton-under-Lyne 4.1 miles
Stalybridge 4.7 miles
Castleton (Manchester) 4.8 miles
Rochdale 5 miles
Guide Bridge 5.4 miles
Smithy Bridge 5.8 miles
Hyde North 6 miles
Fairfield 6 miles
Flowery Field 6.1 miles
Littleborough 6.4 miles
Newton for Hyde 6.5 miles
Gorton 6.6 miles
Denton 6.7 miles
Hyde Central 6.8 miles
Godley 6.9 miles
Ashburys 7.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldham, OL4 2RG. The nearest is Littlemoor Primary School, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Littlemoor Primary School 170 yards
    
Woodlands Primary Academy 510 yards
    
Mayfield Primary School 670 yards
    
Greenacres Primary Academy 730 yards
    
St. Theresa's RC Primary School 750 yards
    
St Anne's RC Primary School 820 yards
    
Willowpark Primary Academy 0.5 miles
    
Oasis Academy Clarksfield 0.6 miles
    
Hey-with-Zion Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Edward's RC School 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

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

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Waterhead Academy 0.6 miles
    
The Blue Coat CofE School 1 mile
    
Oasis Academy Leesbrook 1.1 miles  
Iqra High School 1.1 miles  
E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy 1.5 miles
    
The Oldham Academy North 1.8 miles
    
The Hathershaw College 2.2 miles
    
The Crompton House Church of England Academy 2.4 miles
    
Oasis Academy Oldham 2.6 miles
    
North Chadderton School 2.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldham, OL4 2RG. The nearest is Springfield House, approximately 210 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 2RG. The nearest is mydentist, Ripponden Road, Oldham, approximately 230 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 2RG. The nearest is Royal Oldham Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldham, OL4 2RG. The nearest is Robert Glass Opticians Limited, approximately 610 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.