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Blackburn (BB6)

The BB6 postcode area is located in the Blackburn postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 692 individual postcodes.

There are 17 electoral wards in the BB6 postcode area, including Accrington, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Nelson, Rossendale which come under the local authority of the Hyndburn Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 27% of people in BB6 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 BB6 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The BB6 postcode is within the Blackburn district of the United Kingdom. It covers parts of Blackburn, Great Harwood, Pleasington and around 96,000 properties. It is estimated that around 193,000 people live within the BB6 postcode, with a further 27,000 people being employed there. The main employers in the area are Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, the NHS and some large companies including Bowker BMW.

The BB6 postcode is located on the edge of the West Pennine Moors and the surrounding countryside is renowned as some of the most beautiful in the region. The BBC provides a radio service to the area, which includes local reports and news.

The area is home to popular tourist attractions, including Turton Tower, Smithills Hall, McDougall Studios and Bolton Heritage Trust Museum, as well as two great outdoor adventure play parks. The area is well-serviced for transport, located near two main roads and two motorway junctions and served by two railway stations.

The area contains large open moorland and golf courses, as well as several large parks, public gardens, a lake and a nature reserve. The landscape provides popular recreational areas, including walking, running and cycling. With many wooded areas it is also home to a wealth of wildlife, including deer, foxes, rabbits and a variety of birds.

The BB6 postcode has an excellent schooling system, with a variety of good primary and secondary schools. Central Blackburn itself is a traditional shopping district and contains a westernised market area with a Chinatown. There are also a number of culture and recreational activities, such as cinemas, theatres, art galleries, libraries, a leisure centre and a variety of places to eat and drink.

Within the postcode, there are a number of small businesses offering services from professional gardening to finance and property rental. There is also a thriving community spirit, and many initiatives that are making the BB6 area a safer and more enjoyable place to live.

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  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in BB6 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 27%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 22%DE

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


  • 91%WHITE

91% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Lancashire

BB6 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 CodeBB6
Postal TownBlackburn
MSOA NameHyndburn 001
LSOA NameHyndburn 001C
Local AuthorityHyndburn
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BB6 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BB6, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Edge End
Great Harwood
Great Mitton
Hindle Fold
Hurst Green
Hyndburn Bridge
Old Langho
Whalley Banks
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