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Blackburn (BB2)

The BB2 postcode area is located in the Blackburn postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1966 individual postcodes.

There are 42 electoral wards in the BB2 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, 18% of people in BB2 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 BB2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The BB2 postcode is located in the borough of Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire, England. The postcode covers areas in the southeast of Blackburn, mainly comprising of residential suburbs and rural land, with a few public amenities included such as shops and recreational grounds.

The postcode area BB2 also covers the smaller towns of Belthorn, Pleasington and Sunnyhurst. The nearest railway station to the area is Entwistle, located 4.2 miles away in the borough of Bolton.

The population in the BB2 postcode area is around 15,000, according to the 2011 census. The majority of the population is employed in public administration, education, construction and industry.

The area has good access to health services, with the Royal Blackburn Hospital located within the BB2 postcode, as well as two GP surgeries in Belthorn and Sunnyhurst. In addition, the BB2 postcode is served by two local secondary schools - Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and St Augustine's RC High School.

There is also a range of recreational activities available in the area, with a section of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, a reservoir, fishing ponds, canalside walkways, Dededhs House Wood and two golf courses, Turton Golf and Country Club and Sunnyhurst Wood.

Lastly, the BB2 postcode is served by two police station, one in Blackburn and one in Darwen. The postcode also covers two fire stations, in Pleasington and Darwen.

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  • 84%WORKING

16% of people in BB2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 18%AB
  • 49%C2/C2
  • 33%DE

According to census records, 18% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 74%WHITE
  • 26%NON-WHITE

74% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Lancashire

BB2 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 CodeBB2
Postal TownBlackburn
MSOA NameBlackburn with Darwen 006
LSOA NameBlackburn with Darwen 006E
Local AuthorityBlackburn with Darwen
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BB2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BB2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bank Hey
Cherry Tree
Clayton Le Dale
Copster Green
Four Lane End
Higher Audley
Higher Croft
Hoghton Bottoms
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Little Harwood
Lower Darwen
Mellor Brook
Mill Hill
Myerscough Smithy
Nab's Head
Osbaldeston Green
Queen's Park
Riley Green
Roe Lee
Samlesbury Bottoms
Turner Green
Whinny Heights
Browse Postcodes in BB2

Dig even deeper into the BB2 postcode by clicking on a postcode below:

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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