34,200TOTAL POPULATION
14,813HOUSEHOLDS
5.0%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£31,200AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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BB3 POSTCODE REGION

Blackburn (BB3)

The BB3 postcode area is located in the Blackburn postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1137 individual postcodes.

There are 24 electoral wards in the BB3 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, 17% of people in BB3 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 BB3 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


BB3 is the postcode district covering much of the Blackburn with Darwen borough in Lancashire, England. It extends south to include parts of the Turton ward within Bolton, on the other side of the West Pennine Moors. It includes the towns and villages of Abbey Village, Balderstone, Belmont, Bolton-by-Bowland, Brinscall, Brady Close, Clayton-le-Dale, Darwen, Edgworth, Ewood, Feniscowles, Great Harwood, Grimeford Village, Hag Fold, Higher Croft, Hoghton, Livesey, Oaks, Pleasington, Quarles, Revidge, Rishton, Sayles, Scout, Sunnyhurst, Tockholes, Tottington, Wilpshire, and Withnell.

The postcode district is bordered by the BB2 district to the south and the BB6 and PR6 districts to the east. Queen's Park in Blackburn is also covered by the postcode district.

The postcode district contains industrial and residential areas. There are many large employers such as a shell oil refinery and a prison within the district. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council's offices are located in the area.

BB3 has a number of notable destinations, including the National Football Museum and Blackburn Cathedral. It also has several excellent parks and recreation areas, such as St. Laura's Park, Infant Hercules Park, Witton Country Park, and Pleasington Cemetery.

The area also has several schools, including Wensley Fold Primary School, Greenfold Primary School, St Catherine's Church of England Primary School, former British Prime Minister Anthony Eden's old school, St Bede's Catholic College, and St Silas C of E Primary School.

In terms of transport links, the postcode district is served by the M65, M60, and M61 motorways as well as the East Lancashire Railway (a heritage steam railway) and plenty of buses. A number of local cycling routes pass through the area and two hospitals, QEQM Royal Blackburn Hospital and East Lancashire Hospice, serve the local community.

BB3 is also home to some excellent sports clubs. Blackburn Rovers, a Premier League soccer team, are based at Ewood Park and Blackburn Hawks, an ice hockey team, have a rink in the area. Most recently, Blackburn with Darwen Council has invested in new sports facilities at Witton Country Park. The new facilities include an athletics track, artificial 3G pitch, basketball court, and multi-use games area, along with floodlights and a pavilion.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 89%WORKING
  • 11%UNEMPLOYED

11% of people in BB3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 17%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 29%DE

According to census records, 17% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 93%WHITE
  • 7%NON-WHITE

93% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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BB3Lancashire

Lancashire

The county of Lancashire

BB3 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 CodeBB3
Postal TownBlackburn
MSOA NameBlackburn with Darwen 014
LSOA NameBlackburn with Darwen 014B
CountyLancashire
RegionLancashire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityBlackburn with Darwen
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BB3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BB3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Bank Fold
Belthorn
Blacksnape
Chapels
Cherry Tree
Darwen
Earcroft
Ewood
Feniscliffe
Feniscowles
Grimshaw
Guide
Higher Croft
Hoddlesden
Lower Darwen
Mill Hill
Pickup Bank
Rosehill
Sunnyhurst
Tockholes
Waterloo
Waterside
Whinny Heights
Whitehall
Whittlestone Head
Browse Postcodes in BB3

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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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