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Blackpool (FY8)

The FY8 postcode area is located in the Blackpool postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1783 individual postcodes.

There are 12 electoral wards in the FY8 postcode area, including Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Thornton-Cleveleys which come under the local authority of the Fylde Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 29% of people in FY8 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 FY8 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 FY8 postcode covers the Central Blackpool district located in the county of Lancashire in northern England, on the Irish Sea. The postcode includes the primary commercial area in Blackpool, home to Blackpool Tower, the Blackpool Promenade, and a number of shops and restaurants.

The main roads that traverse the FY8 postcode are the Blackpool Promenade and Albert Road. The Promenade runs along the coastline for over three miles, offering a beautiful view of the sea and the Pleasure Beach, one of Blackpool's most popular attractions. Albert Road, which runs parallel to the Promenade, is full of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

The FY8 postcode also includes the Houndshill Shopping Centre, one of the largest shopping centres in the UK outside of London. It offers a great selection of shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as regular events such as fashion shows.

The postcode also encompasses two iconic Blackpool landmarks Blackpool Tower and the Blackpool Grand Theatre. Blackpool Tower, located at the foot of the Promenade and opened in 1894, stands a towering 158m above sea level and is one of the most recognisable buildings in the UK. The Grand Theatre, originally opened in 1894, is one of the largest theatres in the country and plays host to major concerts, performances and events.

The FY8 postcode also covers Central Station, the train station that serves Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. It is one of the busiest train stations in the country, with regular services to Manchester, Liverpool and other major cities in the UK. The station also serves as a stop on the Blackpool Tramlink, the town's light rail system, providing easy access to all areas of Blackpool.

The FY8 postcode covers an area that is full of history, culture and entertainment, full of attractions, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. It is a great place to live, work and visit and is a source of great pride for the people of Blackpool.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in FY8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 29%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 21%DE

According to census records, 29% 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%.

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The county of Lancashire

FY8 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 CodeFY8
Postal TownBlackpool
MSOA NameFylde 006
LSOA NameFylde 006E
Local AuthorityFylde
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

FY8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of FY8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Great Marton Moss
Hey Houses
Higher Ballam
Lower Ballam
Lytham St Anne's
Moss Side
St. Annes
Wrea Green
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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'.

Your views ofFY8

JW, blackpool

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Quiet area with open spaces and a great natural sea side environment. Lots of places to walk with no traffic. Very peaceful and quiet at night. Close to good shopping places. I recently moved here after retiring. Locals are a bit shy. Swamped with tourists in summer making parking difficult.

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