Area Information for Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6LY

This postcode in Westhill 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 Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6LY, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2003. 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 Urban Area
Local Authority Aberdeenshire
Ward Westhill and District
UK Parliamentary Constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Scottish Parliament Constituency Aberdeenshire West
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6LY 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 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 70
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 77
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 66% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 77

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 5
Two People 17
Three People 25
Four People 21
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 77

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
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 West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 124
Female 120
Total 244

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 13
5-7 17
8-9 8
10-14 26
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 5
20-24 8
25-29 11
30-44 60
45-59 57
60-64 10
65-74 8
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 2
Total 244

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AB32 6LY 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 38
Married 122
Divorced 7
Separated 3
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 177

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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 175
Good 55
Fair 8
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 244

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) 77
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs 40
No GCSEs 19
Total 177

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 95% 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 233
Indian 3
Other Asian 3
Black African 5
Total 244

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 27
Wales 3
Scotland 197
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 2
Other 12
Total 244

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 9
Other Christian 109
No Religion 108
Buddhist 3
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 244

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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 5
Total 169

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 21
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 126
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 AB32 6LY. 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 6LY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest railway stations to Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6LY. The nearest railway station is Dyce, approximately 5.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dyce 5.6 miles
Aberdeen 7.9 miles
Portlethen 9.4 miles
Inverurie 9.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6LY. The nearest is Elrick School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Elrick School 0.7 miles
Crombie School 1 mile
Westhill Primary School 1.1 miles
Skene School 1.7 miles
Kingswells Primary School 3.1 miles
Culter School 4.2 miles
Milltimber School 4.4 miles
Dunecht School 4.4 miles
Brimmond School 4.7 miles
Echt School 4.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6LY. The nearest is Westhill Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Westhill Academy 1 mile
Hazlehead Academy 4.9 miles
Bucksburn Academy 4.9 miles
Cults Academy 5.1 miles
The Aberdeen Green School 5.2 miles
International School of Aberdeen 6 miles
Northfield Academy 6 miles
Dyce Academy 6.1 miles
Albyn School 6.7 miles
Total School 7.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6LY. The nearest is Skene Medical Group, approximately 1.3 miles 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 Westhill, Scotland, AB32 6LY. The nearest is Maidencraig House, approximately 5.1 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.