Postcode WA3 3LU (Wigan)

Map showing WA3 3LU and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA3 3LU is located in Wigan, in the county of Greater Manchester. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WA3 3LU is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WA3 3LU is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 1.5 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 3LU as Urbanites > Urban professionals and families > Families in terraces and flats.

The closest road name to WA3 3LU is Ivy Road which is centered 16 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Barrowdale Road and is 181 m away. The closest railway station is Newton-le-Willows Rail Station, 2.93 km away.

The closest primary school to WA3 3LU (for ages 11 and under) is All Saints Catholic Primary School, Golborne, Wigan. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Outstanding on January 30, 2019.

The local pub for residents of WA3 3LU is Stocks Tavern and is 2.71 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on April 25, 2018. The nearest takeaway food is available from Oh So British Shed and is 2.38 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on June 8, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 143.5 Mbps and an average upload speed of 16.3 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 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.5 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WA3 3LU 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 3LU and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WA3 3LU, and the approximate distance away.

Ivy Road 16 m
Hazel Grove 39 m
Worcester Avenue 45 m
Barrowdale Road 91 m
Gloucester Avenue 112 m
Tewkesbury Road 125 m
Hereford Avenue 129 m
Wilsford Close 131 m
Knowsley Avenue 149 m
Naylor Avenue 175 m
Oak Avenue 216 m
Tanner's Lane 232 m
Briar Road 240 m
Ash Grove 243 m
Millfield Park 254 m


Information about the postcode WA3 3LU

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 3LU - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
All Saints Catholic Primary School, Golborne, Wigan Outstanding
(January 30, 2019)
0 m
St Thomas CofE Junior and Infant School Good
(February 27, 2020)
250 m
Golborne High School Good
(December 5, 2019)
565 m
Golborne Community Primary School 586 m
Lowton West Primary School Good
(September 14, 2017)
800 m
St Luke's CofE Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
1.29 km
St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Lowton Good
(March 21, 2018)
1.54 km
Green Meadow Independent Primary School Good
(March 5, 2020)
1.91 km
Lowton Junior and Infant School Good
(March 7, 2017)
2.3 km
Lowton St Mary's CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School Good
(October 30, 2019)
2.57 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
2.69 km
Willow Grove Primary School Outstanding
(November 11, 2021)
2.77 km
St Wilfrids Catholic Primary School Good
(September 15, 2021)
2.82 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
2.83 km
St Thomas CofE Primary School Good
(April 3, 2019)
3.01 km
Lowton Church of England High School Requires improvement
(June 26, 2019)
3.07 km
St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield Good
(November 17, 2021)
3.24 km
The Byrchall High School Requires improvement
(March 7, 2019)
3.27 km
Gilded Hollins Community School Good
(July 10, 2018)
3.35 km
St Oswald's Catholic Primary School Good
(July 4, 2017)
3.37 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WA3 3LU - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Haydock Park Golf Club Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 25, 2021
1.83 km
Newbank Garden Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
February 11, 2020
2.34 km
Haydock Park Racecourse Other catering premises 3
July 1, 2021
2.38 km
Oh So British Shed Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
June 8, 2019
2.38 km
TRU ABI (Haydock Lodge) Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 15, 2021
2.43 km
Hope Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
July 2, 2019
2.69 km
Willowbees Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 23, 2020
2.69 km
Dragon & Phoenix Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
May 29, 2018
2.71 km
Stocks Tavern Pub/bar/nightclub 3
April 25, 2018
2.71 km
The Kirkfield Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 2
Needs Improvement
September 30, 2021
2.74 km
Bargain Booze Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 9, 2020
2.77 km
Chouxchouxbedoo Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
July 4, 2019
2.77 km
Mamma J's Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
2.77 km
Shakey J's Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
January 23, 2019
2.77 km
Subway Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 28, 2018
2.77 km
The Pied Bull Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
August 3, 2021
2.77 km
Amans Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 23, 2019
2.8 km
Drinkworthy Ltd Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 15, 2021
2.8 km
Fishician Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
July 4, 2019
2.8 km
Hong Liang Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 1, 2021
2.8 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WA3 3LU - Data from Apr 2022

Barrowdale Road Bus Stop/Station 181 m
Barrowdale Road Bus Stop/Station 196 m
Naylor Avenue Bus Stop/Station 270 m
Derby Road Bus Stop/Station 281 m
Naylor Avenue Bus Stop/Station 284 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 4.13 km
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 2.93 km
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 3.97 km
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 4.15 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 23.32 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.04 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.09 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WA3 3LU - Data from Dec 2021

White Door Dam Inland Water 1.46 km
Apple Acre Woodland Or Forest 1.55 km
White Door Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.58 km
Byrom wood Woodland Or Forest 1.59 km
Park Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.59 km
Colonel's Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.6 km
Lady Hill Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.83 km
Dean Dam Inland Water 1.85 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.92 km
Golborne Dale Valley 1.92 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.02 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
Cowhey Dam Inland Water 2.29 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 2.46 km
Crank Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.59 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WA3 3LU - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 156 Mbps 143.5 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 15.5 Mbps 16.3 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% 28 8
30-300 Mbps 0% 131.5 14.3
300+ Mbps 100% 331 36

Gas Consumption

9 meters consuming 117,554 kWh - mean 13,062 kWh : median 12,699 kWh

Electricity Consumption

9 meters consuming 38,873 kWh - mean 4,319 kWh : median 3,206 kWh

Energy usage data for WA3 3LU - Data from 2020


Country England
County Greater Manchester
Latitude 53.47629500
Longitude -2.59210100
OS Easting 360799
OS Northing 0397893
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 Golborne and Lowton West
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: Urbanites
Group: Urban professionals and families
Subgroup: Families in terraces and flats
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater Manchester BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Golborne BUASD
Workplace Zone E33006141
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Wigan 038
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Wigan 038C
Output Area / Small Area 5A3