Area Information for Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB

This postcode in Hillsborough is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Maze ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Lagan Valley. This page combines information for the address Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT26 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 July 2007. 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 Intermediate Settlement
Local Authority Lisburn and Castlereagh
Ward Maze
UK Parliamentary Constituency Lagan Valley
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 Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB:

Dunbeg Park, Hillsborough, BT26 6AS
Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6AR
Carnreagh Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6LH
Annsfield Close, Hillsborough, BT26 6RP
Dunbeg Gardens, Hillsborough, BT26 6AU
Dunbeg Park, Hillsborough, BT26 6AT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT26 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB 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 Hillsborough, 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 Types
Detached 126
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 51
Flat (Purpose-Built) 45
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 233
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 130
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 29
Rent Free 3
Total 220

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 62
Two People 103
Three People 24
Four People 23
Five People 7
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 220

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 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 121

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 Lagan Valley UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 235
Female 238
Total 473

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 18
5-7 16
8-9 5
10-14 24
15 4
16-17 3
18-19 5
20-24 13
25-29 16
30-44 96
45-59 77
60-64 43
65-74 80
75-84 61
85-89 7
90+ 5
Total 473

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT26 6SB 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 67
Married 280
Divorced 16
Separated 9
Widowed 34
Same Sex 0
Total 406

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.

Health
Very Good 250
Good 162
Fair 50
Bad 9
Very Bad 2
Total 473

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BT26 6SB and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 210
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs 30
No GCSEs 59
Other 8
Total 406

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Hillsborough, 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 463
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 1
Other 2
Total 473

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 3
Scotland 13
Northern Ireland 399
Republic of Ireland 13
European Union 4
Other 13
Total 473

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 BT26 6SB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 424
Republic of Ireland 53
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 17

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 35
Other Christian 330
Other Religion 11
No Religion 76
Not Stated 21
Total 473

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Maze ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 29% 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 127
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 96
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 0
Total 333

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 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 26
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 206

Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB is within the Lisburn 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 BT26 6SB
Neighbourhood Team Address Lisburn
15 Barrack Street
County Antrim
BT28 1TJ
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 BT26 6SB. 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 BT26 6SB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB. The nearest railway station is Lisburn, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lisburn 3.7 miles
Hilden Halt 4.5 miles
Lambeg Halt 4.9 miles
Moira Halt 5.8 miles
Derriaghy Halt 5.9 miles
Dunmurry Halt 6.9 miles
Finaghy Halt 7.8 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 8.5 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 9.3 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 11 miles
Belfast - Botanic 11 miles
Lurgan 11 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 11 miles
Belfast - Central 12 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 12 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB. The nearest is Downshire Primary School,Hillsborough, approximately 240 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB. The nearest is Lisnagarvey High School, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB. The nearest is Hillsborough Medical Practice, approximately 390 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6SB. The nearest is Lagan Valley Hospital, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lagan Valley Hospital 3.1 miles
Knockbracken Healthcare Park 8.5 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.