The Borough of Hyndburn, whose council is based in Accrington, is named after the River Hyndburn which flows through the area.

Other towns include Great Harwood, Oswaldwistle, Clayton le Moors and Rishton. In 2010 Hyndburn was voted the 10th best council in The Times ‘Best Public Sector Places to Work’. Hyndburn’s local population is 80,200 and is made up of 16 wards.




Healthy Living

Children, Young People & Families

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Only 1 in 200 people in Hyndburn are employed in the creative sector. This is the lowest ratio in Lancashire.

Education and Learning

Only 18.9% of individuals in Hyndburn are qualified to NVQ level 4 or above - significantly below the Lancashire (23.6%) and national (27.2%) averages.


The average pre-tax personal income in Hyndburn is the second lowest in Lancashire at just £20,400, compared to £27,400 nationally.

Housing and Homelessness

House prices in Hyndburn more than doubled from 2002 to 2012, rising by 102%. This is the 8th highest increase out of all sub-regions in England.

Local Economy, including Social Enterprises

1 in 4 social enterprises in Hyndburn is less than 4 years old.


23% of people in Hyndburn think the area has a problem with anti-social behaviour.

Social Isolation

1 in 5 elderly people in Hyndburn live below the poverty line.

Strong Communities

1 in 4 people in Hyndburn give some form of unpaid help at least once a month.


9.5% of young people aged 20-24 are unemployed in Hyndburn.

Maundy Relief


Maundy Relief exists to provide an immediate response to poverty and need in the local community. They operate a drop-in centre, providing hot drinks, a midday meal and a safe place. They also provide food parcels and basic household goods, as well as benefits and housing advice.

Thank you

Thanks to Lancashire's Councils for Voluntary Services and Lancashire County Council for their support.

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