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Blackburn (BB11)

The BB11 postcode area is located in the Blackburn postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1389 individual postcodes.

There are 13 electoral wards in the BB11 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, 13% of people in BB11 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 BB11 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

BB11 postcode is located in Burnley, Lancashire, in the North West of England. The postcode covers the centre of Burnley town and the surrounding areas of Briercliffe, Lowerhouse, Brunshaw, Gannow, Lanehead and Rosegrove.

BB11 postcode is incredibly well connected by public transport. The town is serviced by regular rail, bus and taxi services, as well as a number of local connections to national rail services. Burnley rail station is located in the heart of the town, connecting to other towns in Lancashire and cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. The area also has four direct motorway links, providing direct access to London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.

Education options in the BB11 postcode are plentiful, with a mixture of schools available such as primary, secondary, further education and higher education facilities. Primary schools such as Stoneyholme Primary, St Peter's Primary and All Saints Primary provide excellent schooling. Meanwhile, secondary schools such as Burnley High School, Blessed Trinity RC College and St Theodore's RC High School offer students a range of GCSE and A Level courses. For further and higher education, the town is home to Burnley College and University Campus Burnley, both providing excellent teaching and support to their students.

When it comes to shopping, BB11 postcode has a wide variety of retail outlets. For everyday essentials or groceries, the town centre has a number of supermarkets and local stores to choose from, while the Charter Walk Shopping Centre provides an excellent selection of high street retailers. If looking for something special, the town is also home to several independent stores, such as The Pie Shop and Looms Carpets, as well as a selection of beauty salons and online stores.

The local area also boasts an excellent selection of leisure activities. For outdoor lovers, there are numerous country parks, such as Towneley Park and Thompson Park, with plenty of trails and routes to explore. Those looking for a spot of culture can visit the Burnley Mechanics Theatre, a popular venue for live music, comedy and theatre performances. Alternatively, for something different, the area offers a selection of galleries, museums and historic sites, such as Gawthorpe Hall or Towneley Hall, perfect for a day out.

Finally, the BB11 postcode offers a choice of excellent place to eat. With numerous pubs, restaurants and takeaways, as well as a number of eateries located inside the shopping centre, there is something to satisfy everyone's taste buds. Popular establishments include the Viaduct Cooking House, The Swan Inn and KFC.

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  • 85%WORKING

15% of people in BB11 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 13%AB
  • 49%C2/C2
  • 39%DE

According to census records, 13% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 89%WHITE
  • 11%NON-WHITE

89% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Lancashire

BB11 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 CodeBB11
Postal TownBlackburn
MSOA NameBurnley 003
LSOA NameBurnley 003D
Local AuthorityBurnley
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BB11 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BB11, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Burnley Wood
Clow Bridge
Lane Ends
Pike Hill
Rose Grove
Rose Hill
Walk Mill
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