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Blackburn (BB1)

The BB1 postcode area is located in the Blackburn postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1889 individual postcodes.

There are 60 electoral wards in the BB1 postcode area, including Accrington, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Nelson, Rossendale which come under the local authority of the Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 16% of people in BB1 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of BB1 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The BB1 postcode is located in the Blackburn district of Lancashire in North West England, just 15 miles from the city of Manchester. It is a largely residential area with sizeable residential and commercial developments.

The main areas within the postcode are Blackburn Central, Bank Top, Ewood and Corporation Park. Most parts of the postcode are within walking distance of one another and are served by a variety of buses as well as two railway stations the Blackburn railway station and the Lostock Hall railway station.

Blackburn Central, the main area within the postcode, consists of a variety of shops, banks and bars, as well as a post office, libraries, leisure centres, museums and other places of interest. Blackburn Cathedral, the oldest church in the district, is located within the BB1 postcode as well.

Ewood is another area within the postcode. It is home to Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers, the popular football club. There are other sporting amenities, including golf clubs, bowling greens and cricket grounds.

Bank Top is a smaller neighbourhood in the BB1 postcode. It is home to a variety of shops, cafes and pubs and is a popular residential area for its compact size and tranquil surroundings. It is especially well-known for its industrial heritage and is home to the Bank Top brewery, famous for its traditional ales.

Finally, Corporation Park is the largest park in the postcode. It's a peaceful area with lots of mature trees, gardens, wildlife and a lake, making it a perfect spot for visitors and locals alike to relax. It also features a variety of leisure facilities, such as tennis courts, an outdoor gym, a cafe, and a bandstand.

BB1 is a pleasant postcode, home to some vibrant neighbourhoods and an array of attractions and leisure facilities. It is a great place to live, work and play.

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  • 79%WORKING

21% of people in BB1 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 16%AB
  • 47%C2/C2
  • 38%DE

According to census records, 16% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 61%WHITE
  • 39%NON-WHITE

61% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Lancashire

BB1 is located in the county of Lancashire, in England.

Lancashire has a total population of 1,485,000, making it the 8th largest county in the UK.

Lancashire has a total area of 1187 square miles, and a population density of 482 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Lancashire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeBB1
Postal TownBlackburn
MSOA NameBlackburn with Darwen 006
LSOA NameBlackburn with Darwen 006D
Local AuthorityBlackburn with Darwen
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BB1 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BB1, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bank Fold
Bank Hey
Clayton Le Dale
Copster Green
Dill Hall
Edge End
Four Lane End
Great Harwood
Higher Audley
Higher Croft
Hindle Fold
Hyndburn Bridge
Knuzden Brook
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Little Harwood
Little Moor End
Lower Darwen
Mill Hill
Old Langho
Queen's Park
Roe Lee
Spring Hill
Sunny Bower
West End
Whalley Banks
Whinny Heights
Browse Postcodes in BB1

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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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