Area Information for Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF

This postcode in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Blackstaff ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast South. This page combines information for the address Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT2 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 December 1995. 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 Blackstaff
UK Parliamentary Constituency Belfast South
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, BT2 7QF:

Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FW
Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FF
Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7EJ
Clarence Street West, Belfast, BT2 7GP
Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FE
Bedford Square, Belfast, BT2 7ES

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF 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.

Using this Information Commercially

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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Belfast, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 16
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 184
Flat (Purpose-Built) 556
Flat (Converted) 18
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 806
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Belfast, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 76
Owned with Mortgage 107
Shared Ownership 5
Rented: From Council 125
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 67
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 283
Rented: Other 16
Rent Free 29
Total 708

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 325
Two People 247
Three People 71
Four People 37
Five People 19
Six People 6
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 708

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 180
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 207
C2 - Skilled manual workers 65
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 159
Total 611

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 Belfast South UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Male 729
Female 604
Total 1333

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 47
5-7 18
8-9 9
10-14 37
15 12
16-17 19
18-19 60
20-24 183
25-29 260
30-44 363
45-59 167
60-64 34
65-74 71
75-84 36
85-89 15
90+ 2
Total 1333

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BT2 7QF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 61% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 813
Married 223
Divorced 82
Separated 45
Widowed 46
Same Sex 1
Total 1210

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 618
Good 405
Fair 205
Bad 63
Very Bad 42
Total 1333

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) 479
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 202
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 90
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 70
No GCSEs or Equivalent 274
Other 77
Total 1210

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 1151
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Indian 41
Chinese 70
Other Asian 43
Black African 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 1333

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area within Belfast, Northern Ireland, 72% 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 63
Wales 3
Scotland 16
Northern Ireland 958
Republic of Ireland 39
European Union 82
Other 172
Total 1333

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 BT2 7QF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 829
Republic of Ireland 195
Europe (including European Union) 77
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 96
North America or Caribbean 14
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 153

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 321
Other Christian 469
Other Religion 42
No Religion 346
Not Stated 155
Total 1333

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Blackstaff ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 538
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 84
Self Employed 52
Unemployed 47
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 185
Retired 68
Looking After Home or Family 39
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 111
Other 33
Total 1157

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 3
Manufacturing 30
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 99
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 91
Information and Communication 79
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 58
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 56
Administration 35
Public Administration and Defence 54
Education 62
HealthInc. Social Work 93
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 35
Total 747

Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF is within the Lisburn Road 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 BT2 7QF
Neighbourhood Team Address Lisburn Road
276 Lisburn Road
County Antrim
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Below are the details of the closest services to BT2 7QF. 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 BT2 7QF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Gt Victoria St, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 420 yards
Belfast - Botanic 700 yards
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 0.5 miles
Belfast - Central 0.6 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 1.1 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 1.2 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 1.5 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 2.3 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 2.4 miles
Finaghy Halt 3 miles
Dunmurry Halt 4 miles
Holywood Halt 4.9 miles
Derriaghy Halt 5 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 5.5 miles
Marino Halt 5.8 miles
Lambeg Halt 5.9 miles
Hilden Halt 6.3 miles
Cultra Halt 6.5 miles
Jordanstown 6.5 miles
Mossley West Halt 7.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF. The nearest is St Malachy's Primary School, approximately 470 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF. The nearest is The Royal Belfast Academical Institution, approximately 530 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF. The nearest is Vere Foster Medical Group, approximately 630 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7QF. The nearest is Belfast City Hospital, approximately 0.7 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.