Area Information for Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU

Newtownards Road in Comber is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Comber South ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Strangford. This page combines information for the address Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT23 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 Small Town
Local Authority Ards and North Down
Ward Comber South
UK Parliamentary Constituency Strangford
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 Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU:

Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5BA
Upper Crescent, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5BH
Lower Crescent, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5BU
Park Crescent, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5AS
Darragh Terrace, Darragh Road, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5NQ
Stepping Stones, Bridge Street, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5LF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT23 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU 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 23
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 59
Flat (Purpose-Built) 10
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 145
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, 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 31
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 35
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 137

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 41
Two People 56
Three People 21
Four People 12
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 101

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 Strangford UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 135
Female 164
Total 299

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 19
5-7 19
8-9 12
10-14 21
15 4
16-17 9
18-19 5
20-24 17
25-29 30
30-44 58
45-59 52
60-64 8
65-74 17
75-84 20
85-89 8
90+ 0
Total 299

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BT23 5AU 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 82
Married 79
Divorced 28
Separated 15
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 224

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.

Very Good 138
Good 94
Fair 46
Bad 17
Very Bad 4
Total 299

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) 40
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs 37
No GCSEs 60
Other 7
Total 224

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, 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 294
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 2
Total 299

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 13
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 266
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 7
Other 6
Total 299

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 BT23 5AU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 222
Republic of Ireland 22
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 49

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 10
Other Christian 204
Other Religion 5
No Religion 60
Not Stated 20
Total 299

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Comber South ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 2
Total 196

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
Manufacturing 13
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 121

Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU 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. In May 2019, 28 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT23 5AU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 28 crimes committed near Newtownards Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Newtownards
36-40 John Street
County Down
BT23 4LX
Force Website:

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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 Comber. 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 BT23 5AU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Sydenham Halt, approximately 6.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 6.8 miles
Marino Halt 7.3 miles
Holywood Halt 7.4 miles
Cultra Halt 7.5 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 7.5 miles
Seahill Halt 7.7 miles
Belfast - Central 7.7 miles
Bangor West Halt 7.8 miles
Bangor 8 miles
Helen's Bay Halt 8 miles
Carnalea Halt 8.1 miles
Belfast - Botanic 8.1 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 8.3 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 8.4 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 8.4 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 8.8 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 9.2 miles
Finaghy Halt 9.8 miles
Dunmurry Halt 11 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU. The nearest is Comber Primary School, approximately 250 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU. The nearest is Nendrum College, approximately 250 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU. The nearest is Comber Health Centre, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Comber Health Centre < 50 yards
Dr Robert Henry Surgery < 50 yards
The Square Surgery 350 yards
Old Mill Surgery 3.2 miles
Killynether Practice 3.3 miles
Regency Medical Centre 3.3 miles
Church Street Surgery 3.3 miles
The Surgery Newtownards 3.3 miles
Lisbane Medical Centre 3.4 miles
Dundonald Medical Centre 3.8 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Newtownards Road, Comber, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5AU. The nearest is Ards Community Hospital, approximately 3.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ards Community Hospital 3.3 miles
Ulster Hospital 4.3 miles
Knockbracken Healthcare Park 6.8 miles
Mater Hospital 8.9 miles

* 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.