Area Information for Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA

This postcode in Holywood is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Loughview ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of North Down. This page combines information for the address Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT18 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 Ards and North Down
Ward Loughview
UK Parliamentary Constituency North Down
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 Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA:

Shore Road, Holywood, BT18 9GZ
Otway Close, Holywood, BT18 9RD
Oakley Drive, Holywood, BT18 9HA
Clive Road, Holywood, BT18 9RF
Old Holywood Road, Holywood, BT18 9QH
Nottingham Road, Holywood, BT18 9RG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA 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 Holywood, 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 24
Semi-Detached 58
Terraced 180
Flat (Purpose-Built) 31
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 294
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Holywood, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 83% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 173
Rent Free 3
Total 229

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 16
Two People 59
Three People 57
Four People 72
Five People 23
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 229

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 150
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 226

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around BT18 9RA however is predominantly male (62%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 632
Female 381
Total 1013

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BT18 9RA has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 151
5-7 51
8-9 22
10-14 54
15 1
16-17 11
18-19 52
20-24 204
25-29 182
30-44 251
45-59 27
60-64 3
65-74 3
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 1013

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT18 9RA does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 300
Married 385
Divorced 18
Separated 18
Widowed 5
Same Sex 8
Total 734

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.

Very Good 710
Good 261
Fair 35
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 1013

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 126
Apprenticeship 16
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 100
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 169
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 177
No GCSEs or Equivalent 105
Other 41
Total 734

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 900
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 1
Pakistani 2
Chinese 3
Other Asian 7
Black African 42
Black Caribbean 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 16
Total 1013

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area within Holywood, Northern Ireland, 22% were born in Northern Ireland, which is significantly below the Northern Ireland average.

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 570
Wales 15
Scotland 56
Northern Ireland 224
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 51
Other 95
Total 1013

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 BT18 9RA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 830
Republic of Ireland 15
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 32
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 11
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 25
None 97

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 92
Other Christian 473
Other Religion 36
No Religion 365
Not Stated 47
Total 1013

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Loughview ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 68% 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 496
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 71
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 30
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 5
Looking After Home or Family 56
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 41
Total 733

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
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 36
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 158
Public Administration and Defence 276
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 580

Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA is within the Newtownards 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 BT18 9RA
Neighbourhood Team Address Newtownards
36-40 John Street
County Down
BT23 4LX
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to BT18 9RA. 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 BT18 9RA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA. The nearest railway station is Holywood Halt, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Holywood Halt 0.8 miles
Marino Halt 1.6 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 2 miles
Cultra Halt 2.2 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 3.2 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 3.4 miles
Seahill Halt 3.7 miles
Belfast - Central 3.8 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 3.8 miles
Jordanstown 4.4 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 4.5 miles
Belfast - Botanic 4.6 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 4.8 miles
Helen's Bay Halt 4.8 miles
Greenisland 5 miles
Trooperslane Halt 5.6 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 5.7 miles
Carnalea Halt 6.1 miles
Clipperstown Halt 6.1 miles
Carrickfergus 6.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA. The nearest is St Patrick's Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA. The nearest is Sullivan Upper School, approximately 700 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA. The nearest is Priory Surgery, approximately 0.9 miles 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 Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9RA. The nearest is Ulster Hospital, approximately 2.6 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.