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Blackpool (FY5)

The FY5 postcode area is located in the Blackpool postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1430 individual postcodes.

There are 8 electoral wards in the FY5 postcode area, including Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Thornton-Cleveleys which come under the local authority of the Wyre Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 17% of people in FY5 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 FY5 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The FY5 postcode is an area in the town of Fleetwood within the Wyre region of Lancashire in the North-West of England. The postcode contains the following areas: Thornton-Cleveleys, Bispham, Fleetwood, Poulton-le-Fylde and Out Rawcliffe.

Located near the mouth of the River Wyre, Fleetwood is a town home to around 20,000 people and is a popular tourist destination; with its own train station providing links to surrounding areas, as well as the nearby Blackpool Pleasure Beach, whilst the Wyre Estuary Country Park nearby is a great place to explore the local wildlife.

The postcode provides access to a diverse range of local amenities and services, from shops and restaurants to leisure and educational facilities. These include the Marine Hall, a multi-purpose events centre, home to a theatre, conference suites and a swimming pool; Cleveleys Park, with its historic pond and gardens; and the popular MJ's Wine Bar, located in the heart of the historic fishing port.

The FY5 postcode also encompasses two large secondary schools - Fleetwood High School and St Michael's Catholic High - as well as a local college; the Fleetwood Nautical Campus, which hosts a range of courses from basic seafaring qualifications to higher level maritime engineering.

In terms of green spaces, there are several parks covering various sizes and themes, such as the Memorial Garden and the Woodyard Nature Reserve. Meanwhile, for outdoor activity, the Wyre Estuary Trails provide endless miles of attractive cycling and walking routes.

In addition, the area has a thriving artistic scene, with the Fylde Gallery showcasing a variety of set-piece art exhibitions throughout the year. Additionally, Fleetwood holds an annual Folk Festival which celebrates the town's musical heritage, and there are further events such as the 'Port and Promenade' and 'Fleetwood Flyer' - a funfair ride - that bring the town to life all year round.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in FY5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 17%AB
  • 58%C2/C2
  • 25%DE

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


  • 96%WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Lancashire

FY5 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 CodeFY5
Postal TownBlackpool
MSOA NameWyre 008
LSOA NameWyre 008C
Local AuthorityWyre
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

FY5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of FY5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Burn Naze
Little Thornton
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