Area Information for Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA

Falls Road in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Clonard ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast West. This page combines information for the address Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT12 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area
Local Authority Belfast
Ward Clonard
UK Parliamentary Constituency Belfast West
Region Northern Ireland Constituencies
Country Northern Ireland

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 Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA:

Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AB
Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AD
Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA
Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AE
Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BB
Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6BG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA 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.

Using this Information Commercially

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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 22
Terraced 180
Flat (Purpose-Built) 39
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 254
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 38
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 53
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 43
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 9
Total 228

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 87
Two People 61
Three People 46
Four People 25
Five People 4
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 228

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 45
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 91
Total 182

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 Belfast West UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 241
Female 256
Total 497

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 26
5-7 11
8-9 7
10-14 42
15 6
16-17 8
18-19 12
20-24 47
25-29 43
30-44 107
45-59 103
60-64 23
65-74 43
75-84 18
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 497

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BT12 6AA is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 224
Married 82
Divorced 44
Separated 30
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 405

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.

However, this area of the Clonard ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 193
Good 127
Fair 97
Bad 58
Very Bad 22
Total 497

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Falls Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% 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.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 51
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 46
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 57
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 52
No GCSEs or Equivalent 173
Other 17
Total 405

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 472
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 3
Chinese 4
Other Asian 11
Total 497

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 88.8% of the resident population of Northern Ireland were born in Northern Ireland. The other groups were 3.6% English, 0.85% Scottish, 0.14% Welsh, 2.1% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.51% from other European Union countries, and 2% from outside of Europe.

For postcodes in Northern Ireland, there may be some margin of error in the figures for "Northern Ireland" and "Republic of Ireland" - some respondents simply answer "Ireland" on the census, which may lead to misclassification.

Country of Birth
England 5
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 455
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 27
Total 497

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BT12 6AA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 189
Republic of Ireland 188
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 105

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Northern Ireland is primarily a Christian country, with 40.7% of residents Catholic, 41.6% other Christians, and 0.8% other religions. Approximately 10.1% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 6.8% did not state their religious views.

Catholic 374
Other Christian 14
Other Religion 3
No Religion 14
Not Stated 92
Total 497

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 100
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 55
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 32
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 91
Other 20
Total 386

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
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 33
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 23
Total 171

Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA is within the Woodbourne policing neighbourhood, under the Police Service of Northern Ireland force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Falls Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Woodbourne
139 Stewartstown Road
County Antrim
BT11 9NB
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Below are the details of the closest services to BT12 6AA. 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 BT12 6AA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Gt Victoria St, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 0.8 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 0.8 miles
Belfast - Botanic 1 mile
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 1.2 miles
Belfast - Central 1.5 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 1.7 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 1.9 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 2 miles
Finaghy Halt 2.5 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 3.2 miles
Dunmurry Halt 3.5 miles
Derriaghy Halt 4.5 miles
Lambeg Halt 5.4 miles
Holywood Halt 5.6 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 5.7 miles
Hilden Halt 5.9 miles
Marino Halt 6.6 miles
Jordanstown 6.7 miles
Lisburn 6.7 miles
Mossley West Halt 7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA. The nearest is Gaelscoil an Lonnain, approximately 310 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA. The nearest is St Dominic's High School, approximately 210 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA. The nearest is Falls Family Doctors, approximately < 50 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 Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6AA. The nearest is Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, approximately 230 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.