Area Information for Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA

Birch Dale in Newtownabbey is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Ballyhenry ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of South Antrim. This page combines information for the address Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT36 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 Antrim and Newtownabbey
Ward Ballyhenry
UK Parliamentary Constituency South Antrim
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 Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA:

Birch View, Newtownabbey, BT36 5ZE
Sherwood Avenue, Newtownabbey, BT36 5GF
Birch Meadow, Newtownabbey, BT36 5ZF
Birch Lane, Newtownabbey, BT36 5WH
Bramble Way, Newtownabbey, BT36 5FW
Birch Green, Newtownabbey, BT36 5GT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT36 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA 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 Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, 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 129
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 143
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This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 57% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 49
Owned with Mortgage 82
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rent Free 5
Total 143

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 7
Two People 27
Three People 41
Four People 37
Five People 25
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 143

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 46
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 55
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 127

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 South Antrim UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 252
Female 241
Total 493

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 31
5-7 16
8-9 16
10-14 39
15 10
16-17 15
18-19 14
20-24 45
25-29 22
30-44 82
45-59 148
60-64 26
65-74 15
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 493

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT36 5ZA 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 114
Married 244
Divorced 3
Separated 6
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 381

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 262
Good 174
Fair 40
Bad 14
Very Bad 3
Total 493

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) 139
Apprenticeship 18
2+ A Levels 55
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 72
1-4 GCSEs 36
No GCSEs 50
Other 11
Total 381

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 467
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 17
Chinese 6
Other 1
Total 493

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 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 450
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 3
Other 20
Total 493

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 BT36 5ZA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 377
Republic of Ireland 99
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 28

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 183
Other Christian 192
Other Religion 20
No Religion 75
Not Stated 23
Total 493

Economic Activity Embed This

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 173
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 50
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 47
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 10
Total 367

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
Manufacturing 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 55
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 23
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 16
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 22
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 39
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 270

Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA is within the Newtownabbey policing neighbourhood, under the Police Service of Northern Ireland force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2018, 11 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT36 5ZA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 11 crimes committed near Birch Dale
Neighbourhood Team Address Newtownabbey
416-426 Shore Road
County Antrim
BT37 9RT
Force Website: http://www.psni.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to BT36 5ZA. 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 BT36 5ZA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA. The nearest railway station is Mossley West Halt, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mossley West Halt 1.3 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 2.9 miles
Jordanstown 3.1 miles
Greenisland 4.2 miles
Trooperslane Halt 5.3 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 5.5 miles
Holywood Halt 6.2 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 6.3 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 6.4 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 6.5 miles
Belfast - Central 6.6 miles
Clipperstown Halt 6.6 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 6.8 miles
Marino Halt 6.8 miles
Belfast - Botanic 6.8 miles
Carrickfergus 7 miles
Cultra Halt 7.1 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 7.4 miles
Downshire Halt 7.8 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA. The nearest is Ballyhenry Primary School, approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA. The nearest is Glengormley High School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA. The nearest is Dr. Hegan & Partners, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 7 closest hospitals to Birch Dale, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 5ZA. The nearest is Whiteabbey Hospital, approximately 2.6 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.

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Broadband in BT36 5ZA

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 29 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 70.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 17.7Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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