Postcode WA3 1AJ (Wigan)

Map showing WA3 1AJ and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA3 1AJ is located in Wigan, in the county of Greater Manchester. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WA3 1AJ is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WA3 1AJ is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.7 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of WA3 1AJ as Suburbanites > Semi-detached suburbia > White suburban communities.

The closest road name to WA3 1AJ is Moorfield Crescent which is centered 22 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Morgans Way and is 302 m away. The closest railway station is Newton-le-Willows Rail Station, 4.62 km away.

The closest primary school to WA3 1AJ (for ages 11 and under) is Lowton St Mary's CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on October 30, 2019.

The local pub for residents of WA3 1AJ is Stocks Tavern and is 4.63 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on April 25, 2018. The nearest takeaway food is available from Subway and is 4.79 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on November 28, 2018.

Residents reported an average download speed of 74.3 Mbps and an average upload speed of 9.2 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 2.2 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.4 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WA3 1AJ is covered by the Greater Manchester police force association and Ashton, Leigh and Wigan is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WA3 1AJ and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WA3 1AJ, and the approximate distance away.

Moorfield Crescent 22 m
Carr Lane 120 m
Brancaster Drive 146 m
Stradbroke Close 147 m
Pocket Nook Lane 173 m
Crompton Way 264 m
Barford Drive 324 m
Newton Gardens 338 m
Newton Road 1.41 km
A572 2.05 km
B5207 4.01 km
East Lancashire Road 4.83 km
A574 5.02 km
A580 5.96 km
A579 7.1 km


Information about the postcode WA3 1AJ

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from WA3 1AJ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Lowton St Mary's CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School Good
(October 30, 2019)
348 m
Lowton Junior and Infant School Good
(March 7, 2017)
422 m
Lowton Church of England High School Requires improvement
(June 26, 2019)
529 m
Green Meadow Independent Primary School Good
(March 5, 2020)
823 m
Gilded Hollins Community School Good
(July 10, 2018)
914 m
St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Lowton Good
(March 21, 2018)
1.22 km
St Luke's CofE Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
1.53 km
Lowton West Primary School Good
(September 14, 2017)
1.91 km
Twiss Green Community Primary School Outstanding
(November 10, 2009)
2.24 km
Golborne High School Good
(December 5, 2019)
2.55 km
All Saints Catholic Primary School, Golborne, Wigan Outstanding
(January 30, 2019)
2.7 km
St Thomas CofE Junior and Infant School Good
(February 27, 2020)
2.77 km
Leigh St Peter's CofE Primary School Good
(May 4, 2017)
3.04 km
The Holden School Good
(February 6, 2020)
3.09 km
Christ Church CofE Primary School, Pennington Good
(February 12, 2020)
3.12 km
Newchurch Community Primary School Good
(November 20, 2019)
3.13 km
St Lewis Catholic Primary School Good
(June 21, 2018)
3.15 km
Golborne Community Primary School 3.28 km
Culcheth Community Primary School Good
(June 8, 2017)
3.44 km
Culcheth High School Good
(May 3, 2017)
3.44 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WA3 1AJ - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Newbank Garden Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
February 11, 2020
3.8 km
Haydock Park Golf Club Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 25, 2021
3.93 km
The Kirkfield Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 2
Needs Improvement
September 30, 2021
4.58 km
Shop & Drive Retailers - other 5
Very Good
October 11, 2021
4.63 km
Dragon & Phoenix Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
May 29, 2018
4.63 km
Stocks Tavern Pub/bar/nightclub 3
April 25, 2018
4.63 km
St Peter's C Of E School School/college/university 5
Very Good
June 11, 2019
4.71 km
The Foxes Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
December 6, 2021
4.71 km
Bargain Booze Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 9, 2020
4.79 km
Chouxchouxbedoo Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
July 4, 2019
4.79 km
Mamma J's Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
4.79 km
Shakey J's Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
January 23, 2019
4.79 km
Subway Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 28, 2018
4.79 km
The Pied Bull Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
August 3, 2021
4.79 km
Amans Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 23, 2019
4.8 km
Drinkworthy Ltd Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 15, 2021
4.8 km
Fishician Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
July 4, 2019
4.8 km
Hong Liang Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 1, 2021
4.8 km
Humbugs Retailers - other 4
November 13, 2019
4.8 km
Samerah Balti Takeaway/sandwich shop 1
Needs Major Improvement
September 20, 2021
4.8 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WA3 1AJ - Data from Apr 2022

Morgans Way Bus Stop/Station 302 m
Pocket Nook Lane Bus Stop/Station 306 m
Village Club Bus Stop/Station 356 m
Hesketh Meadow Lane Bus Stop/Station 408 m
Sandy Lane Bus Stop/Station 424 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 4.62 km
Terminal Two Access Air 21.54 km
Terminal Two Access Air 21.6 km
Terminal One Access Air 22.12 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WA3 1AJ - Data from Dec 2021

Aspull Common Woodland Or Forest 1.33 km
Little Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.44 km
The Flash Inland Water 1.64 km
Pagoda Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.72 km
Byrom wood Woodland Or Forest 2.13 km
Ackers Whitley's Basin Inland Water 2.15 km
Taylor's Hole Inland Water 2.39 km
Wellfield Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.46 km
Apple Acre Woodland Or Forest 2.71 km
Crank Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.88 km
Hitchfield Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.88 km
Old Woods Woodland Or Forest 3.28 km
Colonel's Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.64 km
Park Plantation Woodland Or Forest 3.74 km
Maypole Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.78 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WA3 1AJ - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 23 Mbps 74.3 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 5.7 Mbps 9.2 Mbps 36 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 21 4.6
30-300 Mbps 0% 156 15.5
300+ Mbps 100% 331 36

Gas Consumption

25 meters consuming 364,336 kWh - mean 14,573 kWh : median 13,872 kWh

Electricity Consumption

25 meters consuming 81,215 kWh - mean 3,249 kWh : median 2,518 kWh

Energy usage data for WA3 1AJ - Data from 2020


Country England
County Greater Manchester
Latitude 53.47246100
Longitude -2.55194300
OS Easting 363461
OS Northing 0397445
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association

Greater Manchester


Westminster Parliamentary
Electoral Ward Lowton East
Local Authority District Wigan
Region / Government Office Region North West
European Electoral Region North West
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Greater Manchester
Local Learning and Skills Council Greater Manchester

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E08000010
Travel To Work Area Warrington and Wigan


NHS England Region North West
Primary Care Trust
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan
Cancer Alliance Greater Manchester
Strategic Health Authority
North West
Sustainability and Transformation
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Wigan Borough CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Suburbanites
Group: Semi-detached suburbia
Subgroup: White suburban communities
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater Manchester BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Golborne BUASD
Workplace Zone E33006150
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Wigan 040
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Wigan 040C
Output Area / Small Area 6B2