Area Information for Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW

Upper Riga Street in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Woodvale ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast North. This page combines information for the address Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT13 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 Woodvale
UK Parliamentary Constituency Belfast North
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 Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW:

Acton Street, Belfast, BT13 3GU
Orkney Street, Belfast, BT13 3GR
Dewey Street, Belfast, BT13 3GT
Tennent Street, Belfast, BT13 3GB
Tennent Street, Belfast, BT13 3GD
Eccles Street, Belfast, BT13 3GS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT13 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW 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 Upper Riga Street, 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 5
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 123
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 142
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 18
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 26
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 121

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 50
Two People 37
Three People 17
Four People 15
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 55
Total 84

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 North UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 149
Female 156
Total 305

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 9
8-9 10
10-14 15
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 17
25-29 13
30-44 49
45-59 50
60-64 18
65-74 40
75-84 30
85-89 12
90+ 9
Total 305

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BT13 3GW is high - 5% 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 102
Married 63
Divorced 17
Separated 16
Widowed 48
Same Sex 0
Total 246

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 Woodvale ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (52%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 70
Good 89
Fair 98
Bad 41
Very Bad 7
Total 305

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Upper Riga Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 63% 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) 14
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 20
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 156
Other 8
Total 246

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Upper Riga Street, 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 98% 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 298
Chinese 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 1
Total 305

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 10
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 280
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 6
Total 305

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 BT13 3GW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 165
Republic of Ireland 22
Europe (including European Union) 5
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 117

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 10
Other Christian 219
Other Religion 2
No Religion 34
Not Stated 40
Total 305

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Woodvale ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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) 22
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 46
Other 7
Total 195

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
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 72

Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW is within the Tennent Street 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 Upper Riga Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Tennent Street
134 Tennent Street
Belfast
County Antrim
BT13 3GF
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 BT13 3GW. 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 BT13 3GW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Gt Victoria St, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 1.1 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 1.4 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 1.4 miles
Belfast - Botanic 1.5 miles
Belfast - Central 1.7 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 1.9 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 2 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 2.6 miles
Finaghy Halt 3.1 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 3.2 miles
Dunmurry Halt 4.1 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 5.1 miles
Derriaghy Halt 5.1 miles
Holywood Halt 5.3 miles
Lambeg Halt 6 miles
Jordanstown 6.1 miles
Marino Halt 6.2 miles
Mossley West Halt 6.3 miles
Hilden Halt 6.5 miles
Cultra Halt 6.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW. The nearest is Glenwood Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW. The nearest is St Malachy's College, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW. The nearest is Albertville Surgery, approximately 570 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 9 closest hospitals to Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT13 3GW. The nearest is Mater Hospital, approximately 0.7 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 BT13 3GW

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 12 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 86.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 345Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11Mbps
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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