Area Information for Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 6JG
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 6JG 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 Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 74% of housing spaces.
|Owned with Mortgage||113|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||9|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||28|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||54|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||39|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||19|
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 49% male.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
The area around BT23 6JG 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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode BT23 6JG 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.
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 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.
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)||92|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||57|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||85|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||41|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||56|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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 6JG
|Republic of Ireland||8|
|Europe (including European Union)||5|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Ballygowan ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||48|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||40|
|Looking After Home or Family||9|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||3|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||1|
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||7|
|Accommodation and Food||12|
|Information and Communication||6|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||7|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||15|
|Public Administration and Defence||37|
|HealthInc. Social Work||41|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||12|
Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 6JG 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 June 2020, 7 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT23 6JG.
|Crime:||Click here to view 7 crimes committed near Forge Avenue|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
36-40 John Street
Below are the details of the closest services to Ballygowan. 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 6JG.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 6JG. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Sydenham Halt, approximately 8.5 miles away.
|Belfast - Sydenham Halt||8.5 miles|
|Belfast - Central||8.5 miles|
|Belfast - Botanic||8.6 miles|
|Belfast - Bridge End Halt||8.6 miles|
|Belfast - Adelaide Halt||8.8 miles|
|Belfast - City Hospital Halt||8.8 miles|
|Belfast - Balmoral Halt||8.8 miles|
|Belfast - Gt Victoria St||9 miles|
|Finaghy Halt||9.2 miles|
|Belfast - Yorkgate||9.5 miles|
|Dunmurry Halt||9.5 miles|
|Derriaghy Halt||9.8 miles|
|Hilden Halt||10 miles|
|Holywood Halt||11 miles|
|Lambeg Halt||11 miles|
|Marino Halt||11 miles|
|Cultra Halt||11 miles|
|Seahill Halt||12 miles|
|Bangor West Halt||12 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 6JG. The nearest is Alexander Dickson Primary School, approximately 550 yards away.
|Alexander Dickson Primary School||550 yards|
|Carrickmannon Primary School||1.3 miles|
|Millennium Integrated Primary School||2.9 miles|
|Moneyrea Primary School||3 miles|
|Andrews Memorial Primary School||3.1 miles|
|St Caolan's Primary School||3.5 miles|
|St Mary's Primary School||3.6 miles|
|Academy Primary School||3.6 miles|
|St Mary's Primary School||3.7 miles|
|Comber Primary School||4.1 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 6JG. The nearest is Saintfield High School, approximately 3.1 miles away.
|Saintfield High School||3.1 miles|
|Nendrum College||4.1 miles|
|Lagan College||5.9 miles|
|Our Lady and St Patrick's College||6.4 miles|
|Breda Academy||6.5 miles|
|Dundonald High School||6.7 miles|
|Grosvenor Grammar School||6.9 miles|
|Regent House School||7 miles|
|Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School||7.2 miles|
|St Joseph's College||7.2 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 6JG. The nearest is Lisbane Medical Centre, approximately 2.6 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Lisbane Medical Centre||2.6 miles|
|Saintfield Health Centre||3.4 miles|
|The Square Surgery||3.9 miles|
|Comber Health Centre||4 miles|
|Carryduff Surgery||4.4 miles|
|Castlereagh Medical Centre||6.4 miles|
|Mount Oriel Medical Practice||6.5 miles|
|Dundonald Medical Centre||6.5 miles|
|Belvoir Surgery||6.6 miles|
|Cherryvalley Health Centre||6.7 miles|
Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Forge Avenue, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 6JG. The nearest is Knockbracken Healthcare Park, approximately 5.7 miles away.
|Knockbracken Healthcare Park||5.7 miles|
|Ulster Hospital||6.8 miles|
|Ards Community Hospital||7.2 miles|
|Belfast City Hospital||8.8 miles|
|Musgrave Park Hospital||9 miles|
|Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children||9.4 miles|
|Royal Jubilee Maternity Service||9.4 miles|
|Royal Victoria Hospital||9.4 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.
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Broadband in BT23 6JG
This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 22 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||44.4Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||77.9Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||9.7Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||18.7Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||Yes|
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