Area Information for Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ

Forbes Way in Echt is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Westhill and District ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Aberdeenshire West. This page combines information for the address Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AB32 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 Aberdeenshire
Ward Westhill and District
UK Parliamentary Constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Scottish Parliament Constituency Aberdeenshire West
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 Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ:

Forbes Close, Echt, Westhill, AB32 6HH
Forbes Park, Echt, Westhill, AB32 6HN
Main Road East, Echt, Westhill, AB32 6HP
Echt, Westhill, AB32 6UL
Echt, Westhill, AB32 6UN
Echt, Westhill, AB32 6XJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AB32 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ 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 Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, 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 35
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 65
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, 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 11
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rent Free 4
Total 63

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 26
Three People 4
Four People 14
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 63

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 43

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 West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 76
Female 73
Total 149

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 8
5-7 9
8-9 4
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 2
20-24 8
25-29 9
30-44 32
45-59 31
60-64 7
65-74 12
75-84 14
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 149

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AB32 6HJ 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 30
Married 64
Divorced 12
Separated 5
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 120

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 88
Good 47
Fair 13
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 149

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) 28
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 15
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 26
Total 120

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, 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 97% 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 144
Pakistani 5
Total 149

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 14
Wales 0
Scotland 123
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 3
Other 6
Total 149

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 8
Other Christian 75
No Religion 54
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 7
Total 149

Economic Activity Embed This

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 49
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 104

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 8
Manufacturing 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 77
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Below are the details of the closest services to Echt. 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 AB32 6HJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ. The nearest railway station is Dyce, approximately 10 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dyce 10 miles
Inverurie 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ. The nearest is Echt School, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Echt School 210 yards
Dunecht School 2.2 miles
Skene School 3.3 miles
Midmar School 3.8 miles
Crathes School 4.3 miles
Cluny School 4.6 miles
Drumoak School 5.1 miles
Elrick School 5.3 miles
Crombie School 5.6 miles
Westhill Primary School 5.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ. The nearest is The Aberdeen Green School, approximately 5.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Aberdeen Green School 5.2 miles
Westhill Academy 5.6 miles
Banchory Academy 6.6 miles
Kemnay Academy 6.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 5 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ. The nearest is Skene Medical Group, approximately 5.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skene Medical Group 5.9 miles
Kemnay Medical Group 6.4 miles
Banchory Group Practice 6.9 miles
Peterculter Medical Practice 7.1 miles
Torphins Medical Practice 7.5 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Forbes Way, Echt, Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6HJ. The nearest is Glen O'dee Hospital, approximately 6.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Glen O'dee Hospital 6.6 miles

* 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.

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Broadband in AB32 6HJ

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 52.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 67.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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