Overview for Union Street, OLDHAM, OL1 1BE

Introduction

Oldham is a town in Greater Manchester, England, it lies amongst the Pennines on elevated ground between the rivers Irk and Medlock, 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Rochdale and 7 miles (11.3 km) northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, which had a population of 237,110 in 2019.

Within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire, and with little early history to speak of, Oldham rose to prominence in the 19th century as an international centre of textile manufacture. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and among the first ever industrialised towns, rapidly becoming "one of the most important centres of cotton and textile industries in England." At its zenith, it was the most productive cotton spinning mill town in the world, producing more cotton than France and Germany combined. Oldham's textile industry fell into decline in the mid-20th century; the town's last mill closed in 1998.

The demise of textile processing in Oldham depressed and heavily affected the local economy. The town centre is the focus of a project that aims to transform Oldham into a centre for further education and the performing arts. It is, however, still distinguished architecturally by the surviving cotton mills and other buildings associated with that industry.

In the 2011 United Kingdom census Oldham Built-up area subdivision, as defined by the Office for National Statistics, had a population of 96,555 and an area of 1,687 hectares (6.51 sq mi), giving a population density of 57.2 inhabitants per hectare (14,800/sq mi), while the Borough of Oldham had a population of 224,897, an area of 14,236 hectares (54.97 sq mi), and a population density of 15.8 inhabitants per hectare (4,100/sq mi).

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Summary for Union Street, OLDHAM, OL1 1BE

North West
This postcode is in the
Coldhurst
within
Oldham
Rural/Urban
Major conurbation   ?

Roadworks near OL1 1BE

Today's roadworks within 3 miles
Planned
26
In Progress
122
Completed
27
Cancelled
2

Road Safety near OL1 1BE

Details of personal injury accidents in and around Union Street, OL1 1BE that have been reported to Greater Manchester Police over the past 20 years.

Traffic Levels near OL1 1BE

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Oldham and nearby Videos From YouTube

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Published: 21 Jun 2022

Member of UK Parliament

This postcode is in the Oldham West and Royton parliamentary constituency.

Oldham West and Royton is a constituency in the North West region of England. The seat has been held by Jim McMahon (Labour) since December 2015.

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Most Recent House Sales for Union Street, OL1 1BE

No recorded house sales or transfers for this postcode.

Local Petrol Station Prices

Petrol Standard (E10)
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Petrol Super (E5)
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Diesel Standard (B7)
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Diesel Super (B7)
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Coordinates for OL1 1BE

Latitude
53.539593
Longitude
-2.114549

Residents at OL1 1BE

Households
0
Male
0
Female
0

Sunrise and Sunset at OL1 1BE

Sunrise
04:52
Sunset
21:17

Traffic Emission and Congestion Zones

OL1 1BE is not covered by a Traffic Emission or Congestion Zone

Historical Weather Summary

Clear7.54%
Cloudy79.18%
Rain10.38%
Windy1.94%
Other0.96%

Population

Oldham
236,000

Deprivation Index

1.7 England
The lower the score (out of 100),
the more deprived the postcode

Companies Registered at OL1 1BE

Active
3
Inactive
1

Postcode Details for OL1 1BE

Introduced
1 Jan 1980

Recent Updates

3 May 2024
Police and Crime data updated for March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (England and Wales) updated March 2024
2 May 2024
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1 May 2024
Sold House Price data updated for March 2024
18 Apr 2024
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15 Apr 2024
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