Area Information for Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 8NJ

This postcode in Peterhead is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Central Buchan ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Banff and Buchan. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Aberdeenshire East. This page combines information for the address Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 8NJ, 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 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 Accessible Rural
Local Authority Aberdeenshire
Ward Central Buchan
UK Parliamentary Constituency Banff and Buchan
Scottish Parliament Constituency Aberdeenshire East
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 8NJ 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 20
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 47
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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 21
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rent Free 0
Total 45

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 22
Three People 8
Four People 5
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 45

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 2
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 26

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 52
Female 50
Total 102

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 1
8-9 4
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 2
20-24 4
25-29 5
30-44 18
45-59 23
60-64 4
65-74 22
75-84 7
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 102

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AB42 8NJ 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 22
Married 47
Divorced 9
Separated 0
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 85

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 48
Good 37
Fair 9
Bad 4
Very Bad 4
Total 102

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AB42 8NJ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% 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) 15
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 3
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 11
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 36
Total 85

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 102
Total 102

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 4
Wales 1
Scotland 94
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 1
Total 102

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 3
Other Christian 51
No Religion 41
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 5
Total 102

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Central Buchan ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 24% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 29
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 0
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 78

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 51
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Below are the details of the closest services to AB42 8NJ. 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 8NJ.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 8NJ. The nearest is Maud Primary School, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maud Primary School 260 yards
New Deer School 2.3 miles
Stuartfield School 3.5 miles
Auchnagatt School 3.8 miles
Fetterangus School 4.3 miles
Pitfour School 4.5 miles
Strichen School 4.8 miles
Mintlaw Primary School 5 miles
New Pitsligo & St John's School 5.4 miles
Kininmonth School 5.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 8NJ. The nearest is Mintlaw Academy, approximately 4.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mintlaw Academy 4.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 8NJ. The nearest is Mintlaw Group Practice, approximately 4.5 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mintlaw Group Practice 4.5 miles
Central Buchan Medical Practice 5.4 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.