Spending a fortune on conveyancing?

Conveyancing Quotes

Compare instant, low-cost online quotes from trusted conveyancing solicitors.

Backed by experts, our no-obligation service searches through the best conveyancing quotes on the market to save you time and money.

Instant quotes
No obligation
Backed by experts
Stress free
Fully compliant

Blackpool (FY4)

The FY4 postcode area is located in the Blackpool postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1405 individual postcodes.

There are 17 electoral wards in the FY4 postcode area, including Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Thornton-Cleveleys which come under the local authority of the Blackpool Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 12% of people in FY4 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 FY4 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The FY4 postcode is in the Blackpool district and covers a number of suburban towns and villages including South Shore, Staining, Marton, Layton, Carleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Anchorsholme and Thornton. It is adjacent to the FY3 postcode and is part of the Fylde Coast urban area. The closest railway station to FY4 is Blackpool South.

The FY4 postcode covers a large area, with a wide variety of residential and commercial developments. It includes Blackpool ‘pleasure beach' and carousel, as well as some beaches and diverse shopping and leisure areas. Essex View and Buxley Park, two large open spaces, provide plenty of grounds and recreational activities. In addition, there are more than 10 schools, abundant parks and gardens, and numerous football, rugby and cricket clubs.

FY4 postcodes are known for their thriving tourism industry, with Blackpool Pleasure Beach providing some of the country's top themed attractions and roller coasters. Blackpool Tower, the model village, Blackpool Zoo and The Sandcastle Water Park also attract many tourists each year. The local economy is mainly sustained by tourism, service and industrial sectors.

Additionally, FY4 is home to some of Britain's most livable neighbourhoods, with a stable housing stock and excellent transport links. It has numerous residential areas, as well as new apartments and townhouses being built in recent years. Newstead Square, just outside Blackpool South, has become a desirable housing destination for many.

In terms of shopping, FY4 postcode covers a large number of retail outlets spread across the area, from major high street names to small independent stores. Layton Market is a popular spot, while amenities such as boutiques, cafes, bistros and bars provide the perfect spot to relax in the evening.

Blackpool Fighting Cocks is a popular pub and microbrewery in the district that hosts live music acts in a convivial atmosphere. It's a great spot to visit for ale and pub grub, and also has a cider press and a pizzeria.

Finally, FY4 has a lively entertainment and cultural scene. Its vast range of pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants provide plenty of opportunity for socialising or evening entertainment. The Grand Theatre is a notable landmark in the area – it's a great place to watch musicals, drama, classical and contemporary music, ballet, opera and dance. In addition, the Stanley Park War Memorial acts as a reminder of Blackpool's fallen servicemen, while Fleetwood Market and the Trawl Pet and Garden Centre offer pleasant shopping experiences.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in FY4 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 12%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 34%DE

According to census records, 12% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

FY Postcode Wall Map


The county of Lancashire

FY4 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 CodeFY4
Postal TownBlackpool
MSOA NameBlackpool 013
LSOA NameBlackpool 013A
Local AuthorityBlackpool
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

FY4 Electoral Wards

The postal region of FY4, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Common Edge
Great Marton
Great Marton Moss
Hawes Side
Little Marton
Little Plumpton
Main Dyke
Marton Moss Side
Peel Hill
South Shore
Squires Gate
Browse Postcodes in FY4

Dig even deeper into the FY4 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 (FY) 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'.

Your views ofFY4

Chris H

Monday, May 20, 2024

We don't have any views of FY4 right now. If you live in FY4 or have visited it, please help us to help others by telling others what you think of this neighbourhood.

Add your view of FY4

People need your local expertise. If you live in FY4 or have first-hand knowledge of the neighbourhood, please consider sharing your views. It's completely anonymous - all we ask is for your initials.

Your initials
Email (never published)
Your review

Please tell us what you like about the FY4 postcode area, what you don't like, and what it's like to live or work here.

Your opinions on...

Mother and son appointed as new mayoral team

The family will be recognised as a focal point at times of celebration, commemoration and sadness.

BBC News

Pensioner group fears closure over parking charges

Northern will introduce car parking charges at four more Lancashire stations on 28 May.

BBC News

Rematch or retire? Fury on his future

Tyson Fury discusses his future after losing the world heavyweight unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk.

BBC News

Jennings hits century as Lancs set huge target

Ben Stokes takes 5-98, but Keaton Jennings makes 155 as Lancashire set Durham a fourth-innings target of 475 at Blackpool.

BBC News

Driver dies after four-vehicle motorway crash

A man dies after a crash between two lorries and two cars on a motorway, police say.

BBC News

Man attacked with hammer and machete on bridge

The victim, aged in his 20s, suffered serious head injuries in the attack in Lancaster.

BBC News

Thunder ease to win over Diamonds in Charlotte Edwards Cup

Davina Perrin hits an unbeaten 79 off 48 balls as Central Sparks beat Sunrisers, and there also wins for Thunder and South East Stars in the Charlotte Edwards Cup.

BBC News

Plumber accused of faking stories complains to Ofcom

James Anderson says there is a "witch hunt" against him following a BBC investigation.

BBC News

From the Postcode Area blog

Deciphering Crime Rates - a Deep Dive Into UK Postcode Analysis

Deciphering Crime Rates - a Deep Dive Into UK Postcode Analysis

Ever wondered about the crime rate in your UK postcode? You're not alone. We've dug deep into the data, uncovering trends and patterns that'll make your head spin.

Read more

Death of the High Street?

Death of the High Street?

The BBC reports that despite councils' attempts to kurb them, the UK's high streets have seen a huge growth in fast food outlets. Could this mark the death knell for the Great British high street, and what can we do about it to halt its decline?

Read more

Discrimination by Postcode

Discrimination by Postcode

You really couldn't make it up, could you? Some of the country's most vulnerable people are missing out on their weekly £25 Cold Weather Payment, just because the system that's in operation is discriminating against them because payments are based on postcode, rather than geographic location.

Read more

The Redesign is Underway

The Redesign is Underway

Well, the current website was absolutely in dire need of a good redesign - from the ground up. So I set out to pull it all apart and get it up and running again to become the most comprehensive guide to every postcode in the UK. And it's been a long, tough job from start to finish - and quite possibly the biggest project I've ever undertaken.

Read more