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Blackburn (BB9)

The BB9 postcode area is located in the Blackburn postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1780 individual postcodes.

There are 27 electoral wards in the BB9 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 BB9 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 BB9 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

BB9 is a postcode district within the Blackburn postcode area located in the North West region of England. The postcode district is situated 6 miles north of Manchester, 7 miles south-east of Preston and 224 miles north-west of London.

The BB9 postcode district is bordered by the BB1, BB2, BB3, BB4, BB5 and BB6 postcode districts. It comprises of 1013 postcode sectors, providing postcodes for over 41,000 properties.

The main town within the postcode district is Nelson, with other smaller towns such as Brierfield and Little Marsden also being included. As well as Nelson, the district includes the suburbs of Dunnockshaw, Waterside, Reedley, and Wilkshaw.

The most prominent landmark within the postcode district is Pendle Hill, located in the outermost corner of BB9 and standing at 557 metres tall.

To the east and south of the postcode district lies the West Pennine Moors and to the west the population is spread across the hills of the Rossendale Valley.

Most of the land within the postcode district is predominantly green with amenities such as parks, forest/woodland, reservoirs and playing fields. The area offers a number of leisure activities including cycling, walking and running. There are also two 9-hole golf courses located in Barley and Little Marsden.

In terms of transport links, the M65 and M61 motorways are located in close proximity to the BB9 area. This gives residents access to major cities and towns including Manchester, Leeds, Preston and Liverpool. In addition, local bus routes and a train station based in Nelson offer further transport links.

Secondary schools in the BB9 postcode district include Pendle Community High School, Brierfield Primary School, Colne Primet Academy and St Christopher's Church of England High School. Nelson and Colne College is located in the neighbouring BB9 postcode district.

TheBB9 postcode district is a diverse area offering a mix of urban and rural qualities. Thanks to its close proximity to major cities and towns, the postcode district provides residents with numerous leisure activities, good transport links and a wide range of amenities.

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  • 82%WORKING

18% of people in BB9 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 16%AB
  • 47%C2/C2
  • 38%DE

According to census records, 16% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 65%WHITE
  • 35%NON-WHITE

65% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Lancashire

BB9 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 CodeBB9
Postal TownBlackburn
MSOA NamePendle 011
LSOA NamePendle 011A
Local AuthorityPendle
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BB9 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BB9, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Barley Green
Church Clough
Colne Edge
Little Marsden
Marsden Height
Newchurch in Pendle
Park Close
Pendle Water
Stopper Lane
Wheatley Lane
Browse Postcodes in BB9

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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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