Area Information for Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH

Linenhall Street in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Central ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast South. This page combines information for the address Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area
Local Authority Belfast
Ward Central
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 Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH:

Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP
Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8AA
Franklin Street, Belfast, BT2 8DS
Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8RG
Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8RJ
Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8RL

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 Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH 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 Linenhall Street, 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 8
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 101
Flat (Purpose-Built) 496
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Total 635
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 37
Owned with Mortgage 99
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 50
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 37
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 213
Rented: Other 14
Rent Free 21
Total 472

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 192
Two People 150
Three People 84
Four People 30
Five People 13
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 472

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 190
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 109
C2 - Skilled manual workers 39
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 76
Total 414

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 BT2 8RH however is predominantly male (57%). 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 539
Female 408
Total 947

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 73
5-7 23
8-9 10
10-14 17
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 17
20-24 70
25-29 224
30-44 294
45-59 106
60-64 28
65-74 43
75-84 24
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 947

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT2 8RH 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 439
Married 278
Divorced 31
Separated 35
Widowed 38
Same Sex 0
Total 821

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 489
Good 286
Fair 109
Bad 43
Very Bad 20
Total 947

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) 394
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 86
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs 39
No GCSEs 156
Other 78
Total 821

Ethnic Group Embed This

Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 68% 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 644
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 261
Pakistani 1
Chinese 25
Other Asian 8
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 947

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area within Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 55% 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 39
Wales 1
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 522
Republic of Ireland 33
European Union 54
Other 293
Total 947

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 8RH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 383
Republic of Ireland 204
Europe (including European Union) 53
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 257
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 78

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 385
Other Christian 91
Other Religion 222
No Religion 159
Not Stated 90
Total 947

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Central ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 54% 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 431
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 53
Self Employed 43
Unemployed 43
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 49
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 41
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 62
Other 26
Total 792

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 2
Manufacturing 19
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 50
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 42
Information and Communication 127
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 67
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 41
Administration 25
Public Administration and Defence 31
Education 32
HealthInc. Social Work 58
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 22
Total 547

Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH 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 Linenhall Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Lisburn Road
276 Lisburn Road
County Antrim
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Below are the details of the closest services to BT2 8RH. 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 8RH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Gt Victoria St, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 430 yards
Belfast - Botanic 780 yards
Belfast - Central 0.5 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 0.6 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 1.1 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 1.1 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 1.5 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 2.3 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 2.3 miles
Finaghy Halt 3.1 miles
Dunmurry Halt 4.1 miles
Holywood Halt 4.8 miles
Derriaghy Halt 5.1 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 5.5 miles
Marino Halt 5.8 miles
Lambeg Halt 6 miles
Hilden Halt 6.4 miles
Cultra Halt 6.4 miles
Jordanstown 6.5 miles
Mossley West Halt 7.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH. The nearest is St Malachy's Primary School, Belfast, approximately 490 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH. The nearest is The Royal Belfast Academical Institution, approximately 490 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH. The nearest is Kensington Group Practice, approximately 740 yards 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 Linenhall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8RH. The nearest is Belfast City Hospital, approximately 0.8 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.