Area Information for Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1HW

This postcode in Aberdeen is in Scotland. The postcode is within the George St/Harbour ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Aberdeen North. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Aberdeen Central. This page combines information for the address Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1HW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AB2 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1996. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Large Urban Area
Local Authority Aberdeen City
Ward George St/Harbour
UK Parliamentary Constituency Aberdeen North
Scottish Parliament Constituency Aberdeen Central
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1HW 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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 74
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 82
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Aberdeen, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 35
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 78

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 56
Two People 15
Three People 5
Four People 1
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 78

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
Total 76

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 55% male.

Gender
Male 60
Female 50
Total 110

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 3
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 4
20-24 25
25-29 24
30-44 26
45-59 23
60-64 1
65-74 2
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 110

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AB2 1HW there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 75% 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 83
Married 9
Divorced 11
Separated 4
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 107

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 51
Good 42
Fair 10
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 110

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) 48
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 6
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 15
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 17
Total 107

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% white.

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 97
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Chinese 8
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 111

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 12
Wales 0
Scotland 64
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 19
Other 11
Total 110

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 22
Other Christian 24
No Religion 57
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 3
Total 110

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the George St/Harbour ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 23% 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 52
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 1
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 2
Total 107

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
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 7
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 72
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 AB2 1HW. 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 AB2 1HW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1HW. The nearest railway station is Aberdeen, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Aberdeen 770 yards
Dyce 5.5 miles
Portlethen 6.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1HW. The nearest is Hanover Street School, approximately 210 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1HW. The nearest is Robert Gordon's College, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Robert Gordon's College 690 yards
Aberdeen Grammar School 0.9 miles
Total School 1 mile
St Margaret's School for Girls Aberdeen 1 mile
Harlaw Academy 1.1 miles
St Machar Academy 1.4 miles
Albyn School 1.6 miles
Northfield Academy 2.3 miles
Bridge Of Don Academy 2.7 miles
Lochside Academy 3.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1HW. The nearest is Links Medical Practice, approximately 770 yards 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, AB2 1HW. The nearest is Aberdeen Community Health And Care Village, approximately 190 yards 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.