Area Information for Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 8SQ

This postcode in Aberdeen is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Bridge of Don ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Gordon. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Aberdeen Donside. This page combines information for the address Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 8SQ, 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 August 1990. 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 Bridge of Don
UK Parliamentary Constituency Gordon
Scottish Parliament Constituency Aberdeen Donside
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 8SQ 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 46
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 80
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 51% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 34
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 1
Total 79

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 9
Two People 24
Three People 17
Four People 23
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 79

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 69

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 Gordon UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 124
Female 117
Total 241

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 6
8-9 2
10-14 18
15 5
16-17 13
18-19 11
20-24 13
25-29 14
30-44 48
45-59 64
60-64 19
65-74 14
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 241

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AB2 8SQ does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 63
Married 118
Divorced 6
Separated 4
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 200

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 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 142
Good 78
Fair 18
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 241

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across Scotland 26.8% of residents had no qualification, 23.1% had Standard Grade, 14.3% had Highers, 9.7% had HNC/HND, and 26.1% had a degree (or similar).

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

Due to the way in which census data was collected in Scotland, former SCE Higher Grade, Highers, and Advanced Highers are grouped together as "Highers" in the data below.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 52
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 22
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 36
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 70
No GCSEs or Equivalent 20
Total 200

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 217
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 4
Chinese 14
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 240

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 22
Wales 0
Scotland 191
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 22
Total 241

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 10
Other Christian 91
No Religion 109
Buddhist 2
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 21
Total 241

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bridge of Don ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 100
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 3
Total 196

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 2
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 7
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 150
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 8SQ. 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 8SQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 8SQ. The nearest railway station is Dyce, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dyce 3.1 miles
Aberdeen 3.5 miles
Portlethen 9.1 miles
Kintore 9.6 miles
Inverurie 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 8SQ. The nearest is Forehill School, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forehill School 590 yards
Glashieburn School 590 yards
Middleton Park School 590 yards
Braehead School half a mile
Greenbrae School 0.5 miles
Scotstown School 0.9 miles
Danestone Primary School 1.1 miles
Riverbank School 1.4 miles
Woodside School 1.7 miles
Seaton School 1.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 8SQ. The nearest is Oldmachar Academy, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Oldmachar Academy 590 yards
Bridge Of Don Academy half a mile
St Machar Academy 1.9 miles
Northfield Academy 2.5 miles
Dyce Academy 2.5 miles
Bucksburn Academy 2.8 miles
Aberdeen Grammar School 3.2 miles
Harlaw Academy 3.5 miles
Hazlehead Academy 4.2 miles
Lochside Academy 5.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB2 8SQ. The nearest is Scotstown Medical Group, 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, AB2 8SQ. The nearest is Elmwood, approximately 2.5 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.