Area Information for Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN

Mica Drive in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Beechmount ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast West. This page combines information for the address Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN, 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 Beechmount
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 Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN:

Mica Drive, Belfast, BT12 7NL
Cluain Mor Gardens, Belfast, BT12 7RL
Mica Street, Belfast, BT12 7BQ
Cluain Mor Park, Belfast, BT12 7UB
Beechmount Grove, Belfast, BT12 7NU
St. Marys Gardens, Belfast, BT12 7LG

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 Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN 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 Mica Drive, 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 3
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 120
Flat (Purpose-Built) 23
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 183
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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 66
Owned with Mortgage 66
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 14
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 174

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 46
Two People 51
Three People 38
Four People 28
Five People 8
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 174

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 125

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 219
Female 214
Total 433

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 22
5-7 8
8-9 11
10-14 27
15 6
16-17 25
18-19 8
20-24 27
25-29 37
30-44 82
45-59 76
60-64 24
65-74 55
75-84 23
85-89 0
90+ 2
Total 433

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BT12 7NN is high - 8% 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 162
Married 123
Divorced 17
Separated 34
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 359

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 Beechmount ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (70%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 178
Good 124
Fair 88
Bad 33
Very Bad 10
Total 433

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Mica Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 44% 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) 38
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 157
Other 11
Total 359

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland) 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 99% 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 429
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Chinese 1
Total 433

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 6
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 409
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 7
Other 3
Total 433

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 7NN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 189
Republic of Ireland 189
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 53

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.

Religion
Catholic 366
Other Christian 5
Other Religion 1
No Religion 13
Not Stated 48
Total 433

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 95
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 54
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 40
Retired 56
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 43
Other 10
Total 334

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 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 38
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 163

Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN 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. In October 2021, 139 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT12 7NN.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 139 crimes committed near Mica Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Woodbourne
139 Stewartstown Road
Belfast
County Antrim
BT11 9NB
Force Website: http://www.psni.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to BT12 7NN. 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 7NN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN. The nearest railway station is Belfast - City Hospital Halt, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 1.2 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 1.3 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 1.3 miles
Belfast - Botanic 1.5 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 1.9 miles
Belfast - Central 2 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 2.1 miles
Finaghy Halt 2.3 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 2.5 miles
Dunmurry Halt 3.3 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 3.7 miles
Derriaghy Halt 4.2 miles
Lambeg Halt 5.2 miles
Hilden Halt 5.6 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 5.9 miles
Holywood Halt 6 miles
Lisburn 6.4 miles
Jordanstown 6.9 miles
Marino Halt 7 miles
Mossley West Halt 7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN. The nearest is St Paul's Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN. The nearest is Colaiste Feirste, approximately 650 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN. The nearest is Springvale Medical Practice, approximately 600 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 Mica Drive, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 7NN. The nearest is Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, approximately 0.6 miles 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.

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Broadband in BT12 7NN

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 25 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 120.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 345Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 34Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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