Area Information for Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1XR

This postcode in Aberdeen is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen 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 1XR, 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 Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen
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 1XR 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 4
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 52
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 75
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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) - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 70

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 29
Two People 30
Three People 8
Four People 3
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 70

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 63

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 44% male.

Gender
Male 917
Female 1164
Total 2081

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 3
5-7 2
8-9 0
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 8
18-19 1030
20-24 705
25-29 179
30-44 97
45-59 30
60-64 6
65-74 10
75-84 1
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 2081

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AB2 1XR there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 95% 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 1982
Married 64
Divorced 13
Separated 6
Widowed 4
Same Sex 0
Total 2069

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 96% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 1418
Good 583
Fair 68
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 2081

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) 584
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 168
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1038
1-4 GCSEs 247
No GCSEs 32
Total 2069

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% 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 1737
Mixed Ethnicity 38
Indian 35
Pakistani 12
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 75
Other Asian 33
Black African 133
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 6
Total 2079

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Aberdeen, Scotland), 1% of the residents were born in Scotland, which means that the majority were born outside of Scotland.

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 339
Wales 17
Scotland 749
Northern Ireland 34
Republic of Ireland 25
European Union 516
Other 401
Total 2081

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 242
Other Christian 548
No Religion 998
Buddhist 18
Hindu 30
Jewish 0
Muslim 53
Sikh 1
Other Religion 18
Not Stated 173
Total 2,081

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 96% 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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 4
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1974
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
Total 2065

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 5
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 12
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 136
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 142
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 30
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 30
Total 448
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 1XR. 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 1XR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1XR. The nearest railway station is Aberdeen, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Aberdeen 2.2 miles
Dyce 4.1 miles
Portlethen 8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1XR. The nearest is Scotstown School, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scotstown School 710 yards
Seaton School 720 yards
St Peter's RC School half a mile
Riverbank School 0.8 miles
Braehead School 0.9 miles
Kittybrewster School 1 mile
Sunnybank School 1.1 miles
Woodside School 1.3 miles
Greenbrae School 1.3 miles
Danestone Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1XR. The nearest is St Machar Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Machar Academy 0.8 miles
Bridge Of Don Academy 0.9 miles
Oldmachar Academy 1.4 miles
Robert Gordon's College 1.9 miles
Northfield Academy 2 miles
Aberdeen Grammar School 2.1 miles
Total School 2.1 miles
St Margaret's School for Girls Aberdeen 2.4 miles
Harlaw Academy 2.4 miles
Albyn School 2.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 1XR. The nearest is Scotstown Medical Group, approximately 640 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 1XR. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 1.5 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.