Area Information for Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU

This postcode in Aberdeen is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Kingswells/Sheddocksley/Summerhill ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Aberdeen North. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Aberdeen Donside. This page combines information for the address Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AB16 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Accessible Rural
Local Authority Aberdeen City
Ward Kingswells/Sheddocksley/Summerhill
UK Parliamentary Constituency Aberdeen North
Scottish Parliament Constituency Aberdeen Donside
Country Scotland


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU:

Howes Road, Aberdeen, AB16 7AG
Howes Road, Aberdeen, AB16 7RH
Howes Road, Aberdeen, AB16 7RW
Davidson Drive, Aberdeen, AB16 7RN
Davidson Drive, Aberdeen, AB16 7RA
Cruden Place, Aberdeen, AB16 7RB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AB16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Aberdeen, Scotland consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 34
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 56
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Aberdeen, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 2
Total 55

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 17
Two People 21
Three People 8
Four People 4
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 55

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 51

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Aberdeen North UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Gender
Male 119
Female 131
Total 250

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 10
5-7 4
8-9 1
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 10
18-19 41
20-24 46
25-29 7
30-44 35
45-59 33
60-64 11
65-74 15
75-84 8
85-89 7
90+ 18
Total 250

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AB16 7RU there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 128
Married 55
Divorced 15
Separated 3
Widowed 30
Same Sex 0
Total 231

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 126
Good 88
Fair 29
Bad 7
Very Bad 0
Total 250

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 55
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 44
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs 41
No GCSEs 44
Total 231

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Aberdeen, Scotland) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 248
Black African 1
Total 249

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.3% of the resident population of Scotland were born in Scotland. The other groups were 8.7% English, 0.3% Welsh, 0.7% Northern Irish, 0.4% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.6% from other European Union countries, and 4% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 19
Wales 1
Scotland 212
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 10
Other 6
Total 250

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Scotland is primarily a Christian country, with 15.9% of residents Catholic, 37.9% other Christians, and 2.5% other religions. Approximately 36.7% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 7% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Catholic 16
Other Christian 129
No Religion 87
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 250

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kingswells/Sheddocksley/Summerhill ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 46% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 47
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 92
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 198

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 27
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 8
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 123
Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to AB16 7RU. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for AB16 7RU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest railway stations to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU. The nearest railway station is Dyce, approximately 3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dyce 3 miles
Aberdeen 3.6 miles
Portlethen 7.4 miles
Inverurie 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU. The nearest is Heathryburn School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heathryburn School 0.6 miles
Westpark School 0.8 miles
Brimmond School 0.8 miles
Kingsford School 0.9 miles
Quarryhill School 1.2 miles
Muirfield School 1.3 miles
Kingswells Primary School 1.4 miles
Fernielea School 1.5 miles
Bramble Brae School 1.6 miles
Hazlehead Primary School 1.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU. The nearest is Bucksburn Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bucksburn Academy 1 mile
Hazlehead Academy 1.3 miles
Northfield Academy 1.6 miles
Albyn School 2.6 miles
Total School 2.9 miles
St Machar Academy 2.9 miles
International School of Aberdeen 3 miles
Aberdeen Grammar School 3 miles
Dyce Academy 3 miles
Harlaw Academy 3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU. The nearest is Bucksburn Medical Practice, approximately 1 mile away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB16 7RU. The nearest is Maidencraig House, approximately 1.3 miles away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.