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Blackburn (BB10)

The BB10 postcode area is located in the Blackburn postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1121 individual postcodes.

There are 31 electoral wards in the BB10 postcode area, including Accrington, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Nelson, Rossendale which come under the local authority of the Burnley Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 14% of people in BB10 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 BB10 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The BB10 postcode covers part of the Blackburn district of Lancashire in the North West of England. It extends from Whitebirk in the west to Lower Shadsworth in the east, including Feniscowles, Wilpshire, Pleasington, Mill Hill, Balderstone, Mellor, Great Harwood, and Rishton.

The main major roads running through this area include the M65 Motorway, Colne Road, Bluebell Way, and Whalley Old Road. To the north, the BB10 postcode borders the BB9 postcode which includes the city of Blackburn itself.

The BB10 postcode is both a residential and industrial area. There are many individual businesses in the area, as well as many estates which can house thousands of people. Some of the industrial estates that can be found in the BB10 postcode include the Whitebirk Industrial Estate, the Blackburn Industrial Estate, and the Sutton Estate.

The area also includes a variety of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, banks, and other amenities. The nearest railway station is Mill Hill which has direct connections to Blackburn and Preston. Other nearby stations include Darwen, Entwistle, and Cherry Tree.

Education is also provided in the area, with primary and secondary schools in both Wilpshire and Great Harwood. There are two higher education institutions located in the BB10 postcode the Blackburn College and the University of Bolton.

The BB10 postcode has a variety of recreational facilities. Although there are no beaches in the area, there are many parks for people to enjoy. There are also leisure centres and sports facilities located in the area, including football clubs, swimming pools, and cricket clubs.

TheBB10 postcode offers an excellent opportunity for people who want to live in an area with a variety of amenities and recreational activities, as well as easy access to other parts of Lancashire.

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  • 84%WORKING

16% of people in BB10 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 14%AB
  • 50%C2/C2
  • 36%DE

According to census records, 14% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 75%WHITE
  • 25%NON-WHITE

75% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Lancashire

BB10 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 CodeBB10
Postal TownBlackburn
MSOA NameBurnley 003
LSOA NameBurnley 003D
Local AuthorityBurnley
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BB10 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BB10, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Burnley Lane
Burnley Wood
Church Clough
Cotton Tree
Harle Syke
Hollin Hall
Holme Chapel
Lane Bottom
Little Marsden
Marsden Height
Over Town
Pendle Water
Pike Hill
Thursden Brook
Walk Mill
Browse Postcodes in BB10

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Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (BB) and estimated address.

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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