Area Information for Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA

This postcode in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Fortwilliam ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast North. This page combines information for the address Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT15 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 2008. 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 Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area
Local Authority Belfast
Ward Fortwilliam
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 Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA:

Premier Grove, Belfast, BT15 3LR
Fortwilliam Parade, Belfast, BT15 3LT
Queen Victoria Gardens, Belfast, BT15 3LW
Skegoneill Avenue, Belfast, BT15 3JQ
Fortwilliam Parade, Belfast, BT15 3LU
Skegoneill Drive, Belfast, BT15 3FY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT15 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 68
Semi-Detached 113
Terraced 58
Flat (Purpose-Built) 113
Flat (Converted) 19
Total 371
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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 150
Owned with Mortgage 102
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 38
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 30
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 6
Total 356

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 173
Two People 101
Three People 35
Four People 26
Five People 10
Six People 7
Seven People 4
8+ People 0
Total 356

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 62
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 70
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 34
Total 188

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 Fortwilliam ward however contains significantly more women than average (61%). 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 318
Female 488
Total 806

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 35
5-7 21
8-9 12
10-14 29
15 8
16-17 19
18-19 8
20-24 37
25-29 42
30-44 86
45-59 168
60-64 59
65-74 100
75-84 121
85-89 28
90+ 33
Total 806

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BT15 3WA the number widowed residents is high - 16% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 278
Married 238
Divorced 41
Separated 14
Widowed 130
Same Sex 0
Total 701

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 Fortwilliam 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 305
Good 258
Fair 177
Bad 47
Very Bad 19
Total 806

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 227
Apprenticeship 23
2+ A Levels 65
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 71
1-4 GCSEs 40
No GCSEs 252
Other 23
Total 701

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 96% 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 777
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 4
Pakistani 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 806

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 28
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 709
Republic of Ireland 35
European Union 13
Other 17
Total 806

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 BT15 3WA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 385
Republic of Ireland 269
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 160

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 555
Other Christian 131
Other Religion 19
No Religion 64
Not Stated 37
Total 806

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Fortwilliam ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 23% 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 166
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 53
Self Employed 37
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 40
Retired 121
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 58
Other 10
Total 519

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 1
Manufacturing 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 35
Education 41
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 268

Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA 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 BT15 3WA
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.

Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to BT15 3WA. 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 BT15 3WA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Yorkgate, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - Yorkgate 1 mile
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 1.8 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 2 miles
Belfast - Central 2.1 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 2.4 miles
Belfast - Botanic 2.4 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 2.4 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 3.2 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 3.6 miles
Holywood Halt 3.9 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 4.1 miles
Jordanstown 4.6 miles
Finaghy Halt 4.6 miles
Marino Halt 4.9 miles
Mossley West Halt 5.1 miles
Cultra Halt 5.5 miles
Dunmurry Halt 5.6 miles
Greenisland 5.8 miles
Derriaghy Halt 6.6 miles
Trooperslane Halt 6.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA. The nearest is Seaview Primary School, Belfast, approximately 490 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA. The nearest is Dominican College, Belfast, approximately 770 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA. The nearest is Antrim Road Medical Centre, approximately 410 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 3WA. The nearest is Mater Hospital, approximately 1.1 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.