Profile of Oldham

The borough of Oldham is situated in northwest of England and is part of the Greater Manchester sub-region.

Our unique location only five miles away from Manchester City Centre and close to superb countryside with almost a quarter of the borough in the Peak District National Park – means no household in the borough is more that two miles from open countryside.

Business

  • Number of businesses in Oldham – 5,470

  • Sector and type of business breakdown (predominantly small and medium – 99.7%)

  • 72% are micro-businesses

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Population

Population


Business

  • Number of businesses in Oldham – 5,470

  • Sector and type of business breakdown (predominantly small and medium – 99.7%)

  • 72% are micro-businesses

Households

Previously:

  • Number of new homes built since 2012 – 1,100 new homes

  • Number of households in total – 93,815

  • Social Rented Home: 19,549
  • Private Sector: 74,266
  • Median Household Income: £25,116

Future looking:

  • Number of new homes going to be built in the future: provide 1,000 aspirational homes in next 5 years (up to 2020)
  • Lift 1,200 out of fuel poverty
  • Bring 300 empty properties back into use
  • 2,250 homes licensed under the selective licensing scheme

Employment rate:

  • Employment rate is 64.1%

  • NEET: 4.9%

  • Gender - Nearly two thirds (63%) of unemployment claimants are male.

  • In February 2015 there were 4,662 people in Oldham unemployed (1,930 Universal Credit, 2,732 JSA).

  • Age -The largest proportion of unemployed claimants are aged between 25 and 49 (49.1%), but there is still a large proportion of claimants aged between 16 and 24 (36.8%).

Parks and Green spaces:

  • 22 parks, two of which are green flag: Alexandra & Dunwood

  • 507 miles of road

  • 26,500 street lights

Spending figure for Oldham

  • £1.6billion spent by the Oldham Partnership

The profile of the borough’s population means that we have diverse communities within Oldham, made up of people from a range of ages, backgrounds and cultures. We want our communities to be confident enough to strive, and demand more for themselves and the places they live.