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Blackburn (BB8)

The BB8 postcode area is located in the Blackburn postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1496 individual postcodes.

There are 22 electoral wards in the BB8 postcode area, including Accrington, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Nelson, Rossendale which come under the local authority of the Pendle Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 16% of people in BB8 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 BB8 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

BB8 is a postcode district located in the Blackburn with Darwen district of Lancashire, England. It is bordered by the BB2, BB9 and BB7 postcode districts and covers a small section of Blackburn. Areas of the district include Feniscowles, Whitebirk, Mellor, Intack, Revidge and Sunnybower, as well as parts of the Blackburn and Thornton areas.

The area is fairly suburban in nature, with most streets lined with well-kept terraced houses, many of which were built after the 1930s. Other housing available in the district includes semi-detached properties, detached houses, modern apartments and converted flats which are more frequently found in the centre of Blackburn.

The region is within easy reach of the A666, the main road leading into Blackburn leading from Manchester, and is served by a number of bus routes for travelling to nearby areas.

The district is home to a number of schools, including Meadowhead Primary school, Feniscowles Primary School, Stonyhurst College and The Willows Primary school. There is a local leisure centre and the nearby picturesque Pleasington Cemetery, while nearby Witton Country Park is a popular attraction.

Both Feniscowles and Whitebirk also have shopping parades for convenience, and the area is well-known for its ethnic minority population, particularly the significant numbers of Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities.

The area also has two railway stations, the more popular Pleasant Street and Revigliano station, plus two mosques and a variety of Hindu places of worship. These include Hindu centres such as Neelkahani and Punjab Temple.

The postcode district is mainly residential and is considered a great place for people to live. It has low crime levels and good public transport and facilities that make it a popular choice for young families.

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  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in BB8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 16%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 31%DE

According to census records, 16% 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

BB8 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 CodeBB8
Postal TownBlackburn
MSOA NamePendle 005
LSOA NamePendle 005D
Local AuthorityPendle
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BB8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BB8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Church Clough
Colne Edge
Cotton Tree
Hollin Hall
Lane Bottom
Laneshaw Bridge
Park Close
Spring Green
Stone Head
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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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