Area Information for Aberdeen, Scotland, AB3 2BS

This postcode in Aberdeen is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Stonehaven and Lower Deeside ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Angus North and Mearns. This page combines information for the address Aberdeen, Scotland, AB3 2BS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AB3 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 Urban Area
Local Authority Aberdeenshire
Ward Stonehaven and Lower Deeside
UK Parliamentary Constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Scottish Parliament Constituency Angus North and Mearns
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Aberdeen, Scotland, AB3 2BS 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 5
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 23
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 50
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 4
Total 47

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 19
Two People 15
Three People 11
Four People 2
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 47

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 39

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around AB3 2BS however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 51
Female 41
Total 92

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 6
5-7 1
8-9 2
10-14 3
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 0
20-24 12
25-29 10
30-44 25
45-59 14
60-64 8
65-74 8
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 92

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AB3 2BS 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 29
Divorced 7
Separated 1
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 80

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 54
Good 31
Fair 6
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 92

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) 34
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 7
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 10
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 9
Total 80

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Aberdeen, 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 89
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Total 92

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 1
Scotland 65
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 6
Total 92

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 25
No Religion 55
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 2
Total 92

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Stonehaven and Lower Deeside ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 62% 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 48
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 6
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 0
Total 77

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 4
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 66
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 AB3 2BS. 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 AB3 2BS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB3 2BS. The nearest railway station is Stonehaven, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stonehaven 0.7 miles
Portlethen 7.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB3 2BS. The nearest is Dunnottar School, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dunnottar School 260 yards
Arduthie School 460 yards
Mill O'Forest School 0.8 miles
Catterline School 4.7 miles
Newtonhill School 5.5 miles
Kinneff School 5.9 miles
Lairhillock School 6 miles
Glenbervie School 6.3 miles
Fishermoss School 6.9 miles
Portlethen Primary School 7.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB3 2BS. The nearest is Mackie Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mackie Academy 0.8 miles
Portlethen Academy 7.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB3 2BS. The nearest is Stonehaven Medical Group, approximately 460 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stonehaven Medical Group 460 yards
Portlethen Medical Centre 7.4 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB3 2BS. The nearest is Kincardine Community Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kincardine Community Hospital 0.9 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.