Area Information for Aberdeen, Scotland, AB9 1ZS

This postcode in Aberdeen is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Torry/Ferryhill ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Aberdeen South. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Aberdeen Central. This page combines information for the address Aberdeen, Scotland, AB9 1ZS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AB9 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 December 1995. 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 Large Urban Area
Local Authority Aberdeen City
Ward Torry/Ferryhill
UK Parliamentary Constituency Aberdeen South
Scottish Parliament Constituency Aberdeen Central
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Aberdeen, Scotland, AB9 1ZS 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 0
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 66
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Total 81
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Aberdeen, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 54% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 37
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 0
Total 76

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 30
Two People 30
Three People 14
Four People 2
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 76

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 74

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Torry/Ferryhill ward however contains significantly more women than average (60%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 56
Female 84
Total 140

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Torry/Ferryhill ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 3
20-24 44
25-29 39
30-44 33
45-59 9
60-64 2
65-74 2
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 140

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AB9 1ZS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 78% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 109
Married 18
Divorced 3
Separated 2
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 134

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 96% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 89
Good 45
Fair 5
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 140

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) 63
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 14
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 31
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 4
Total 134

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% white.

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 125
Indian 3
Chinese 6
Other Asian 6
Total 140

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Aberdeen, Scotland), 0% of the residents were born in Scotland, which means that the majority were born outside of Scotland.

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 17
Wales 0
Scotland 68
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 26
Other 21
Total 140

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 25
Other Christian 28
No Religion 73
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 6
Total 140

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Torry/Ferryhill ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 56% 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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 1
Total 134

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 12
Manufacturing 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 25
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 101
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Below are the details of the closest services to AB9 1ZS. 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 AB9 1ZS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest railway stations to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB9 1ZS. The nearest railway station is Aberdeen, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Aberdeen 420 yards
Dyce 5.4 miles
Portlethen 5.8 miles
Kintore 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB9 1ZS. The nearest is Gilcomstoun School, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gilcomstoun School 610 yards
Ferryhill School 720 yards
Skene Square School 0.6 miles
Hanover Street School 0.6 miles
Walker Road School 0.8 miles
Ashley Road School 0.9 miles
St Joseph's RC School 1 mile
Sunnybank School 1.1 miles
Mile End School 1.1 miles
Broomhill School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB9 1ZS. The nearest is Aberdeen Grammar School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Aberdeen Grammar School 0.5 miles
Harlaw Academy 0.6 miles
St Machar Academy 1.5 miles
Northfield Academy 2.1 miles
Lochside Academy 2.5 miles
Hazlehead Academy 2.8 miles
Bridge Of Don Academy 2.9 miles
Oldmachar Academy 3.3 miles
Bucksburn Academy 3.7 miles
Cults Academy 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Aberdeen, Scotland, AB9 1ZS. The nearest is Marywell Healthcare Centre, approximately 270 yards 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 Aberdeen, Scotland, AB9 1ZS. The nearest is Woolmanhill Hospital, approximately 590 yards 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.