Area Information for Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1EF

This postcode in Peterhead is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Peterhead North and Rattray ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Banff and Buchan. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Banffshire and Buchan Coast. This page combines information for the address Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1EF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AB42 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 1997. 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 Peterhead North and Rattray
UK Parliamentary Constituency Banff and Buchan
Scottish Parliament Constituency Banffshire and Buchan Coast
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 Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1EF:

Station Road, Peterhead, AB42 1ST
Cleveland Place, Peterhead, AB42 1AG
Windmill Street, Peterhead, AB42 1AQ
York Street, Peterhead, AB42 1SP
Westfield Place, Peterhead, AB42 1AH
Peter Buchan Drive, Peterhead, AB42 1AD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AB42 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1EF 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 Peterhead, 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 7
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 44
Flat (Converted) 12
Total 75
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Peterhead, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 49% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 31
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
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 47
Two People 14
Three People 5
Four People 3
Five People 1
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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 37

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 Banff and Buchan UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Gender
Male 49
Female 58
Total 107

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 4
5-7 0
8-9 2
10-14 2
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 2
20-24 4
25-29 6
30-44 20
45-59 21
60-64 7
65-74 11
75-84 22
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 107

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AB42 1EF 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 30
Divorced 17
Separated 4
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 98

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.

Health
Very Good 32
Good 44
Fair 26
Bad 3
Very Bad 2
Total 107

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AB42 1EF and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 13
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 6
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 11
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 18
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Total 98

Ethnic Group Embed This

Peterhead, 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 exclusively 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 107
Total 107

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 5
Wales 1
Scotland 91
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 10
Other 0
Total 107

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 11
Other Christian 51
No Religion 35
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 107

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Peterhead North and Rattray 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 36
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
Total 71

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 1
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 3
Total 46
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Below are the details of the closest services to AB42 1EF. 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 AB42 1EF.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1EF. The nearest is Peterhead Central School, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Peterhead Central School 610 yards
Buchanhaven School 630 yards
Clerkhill School 0.5 miles
Meethill School 0.8 miles
Dales Park School 1 mile
Burnhaven School 1.4 miles
Boddam School 2.6 miles
St Fergus School 4.1 miles
Longhaven School 4.3 miles
Longside School 5.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1EF. The nearest is Peterhead Academy, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Peterhead Academy 180 yards

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 3 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1EF. The nearest is Peterhead Health Centre, approximately 730 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Peterhead Health Centre 730 yards
Cruden Medical Group 7.5 miles
Crimond Medical Centre 7.9 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1EF. The nearest is Peterhead Community Hospital, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Peterhead Community Hospital 730 yards
Ugie Hospital 820 yards

* 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.