OL postcode area
Postcode district boundaries:
|Oldham postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Oldham|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
Whilst including almost all of Oldham and most of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, it is not exclusive to these areas, extending into most of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale and parts of the Tameside borough of Greater Manchester, and through a very small part of both Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts are:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area|
|OL1||OLDHAM||Chadderton, Higginshaw, Oldham||Oldham|
|OL2||OLDHAM||Heyside, Royton, Shaw||Oldham|
|OL3||OLDHAM||Delph, Denshaw, Diggle, Dobcross, Greenfield, Uppermill||Oldham|
|OL4||OLDHAM||Austerlands, Grasscroft, Grotton, Lees, Lydgate, Oldham, Scouthead, Springhead, Waterhead||Oldham|
|OL5||ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE||Mossley, Mossley Cross||Tameside|
|OL9||OLDHAM||Chadderton, Oldham, Westwood, Freehold||Oldham|
|OL11||ROCHDALE||Ashworth, Balderstone, Castleton, Norden, Rochdale||Rochdale|
|OL12||ROCHDALE||Buckley, Facit, Great Howarth, Healy, Hurstead, Rochdale, Shawforth, Wardle, Whitworth||Rochdale/ Rossendale|
|OL13||BACUP||Bacup, Britannia, Stacksteads||Rossendale, Lancashire|
|OL14||TODMORDEN||Cornholme, Todmorden, Eastwood, Walsden||Calderdale, West Yorkshire|
|OL15||LITTLEBOROUGH||Littleborough, Shore, Smithybridge, Summit||Rochdale|
|OL16||ROCHDALE||Burnedge, Firgrove, Hurstead, Milnrow, Rochdale, Smallbridge, Thornham||Rochdale|
- "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
- "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 16, 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "New sectors and localities to 14 December 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 20 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2012.