Housing facts and figures

Blackburn with Darwen has areas of predominantly terraced properties and over half the housing stock falls into the lowest council tax band A. Such housing is mainly found in the urban towns of Blackburn and Darwen. In contrast, areas to the north of the borough and the villages located in the countryside to the south are significantly more affluent providing a variety of more exclusive rural accommodation.

In total there are around 60,900 homes within the borough and in the region of 5% of these lay empty.

The UK House Price Index shows that on average, house prices in Blackburn with Darwen are below regional and national averages. However owing to the prevailing geography of the area and the differing styles of home available some homes can be bought quite cheaply compared to national trends whilst larger and more bespoke accommodation often matches regional levels, especially within the rural areas. Small area figures are also available, which give further breakdowns such as by housing type.

In terms of social housing the borough council currently holds no housing stock and like other Pennine Lancashire authorities the housing association, Together Housing, manages the majority of the local social housing portfolio.