Area Information for Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6AJ

This postcode in Newtownabbey is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Monkstown ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of East Antrim. This page combines information for the address Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6AJ, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1997. 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 Antrim and Newtownabbey
Ward Monkstown
UK Parliamentary Constituency East 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 Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6AJ:

Aspen Park, Newtownabbey, BT36 6AL
Hillview Avenue West, Newtownabbey, BT36 6AG
Hillview Avenue, Newtownabbey, BT36 6AF
Hillview Avenue, Newtownabbey, BT36 6AE
Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 6AD
Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 6AB

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 Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6AJ 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 Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 15
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 85
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 132
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 36
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 125

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 48
Two People 47
Three People 19
Four People 9
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 83

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Monkstown ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 103
Female 142
Total 245

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 10
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 7
20-24 15
25-29 8
30-44 48
45-59 55
60-64 18
65-74 42
75-84 10
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 245

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT36 6AJ 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 72
Married 94
Divorced 20
Separated 9
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 214

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.

However, this area of the Monkstown ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (63%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 74
Good 80
Fair 61
Bad 23
Very Bad 7
Total 245

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BT36 6AJ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% 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) 19
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs 29
No GCSEs 88
Other 9
Total 214

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Newtownabbey, 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 99% 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 243
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Total 245

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 5
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 233
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 2
Total 245

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 6AJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 195
Republic of Ireland 11
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 41

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 4
Other Christian 197
Other Religion 1
No Religion 21
Not Stated 22
Total 245

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Monkstown ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% 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 67
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 3
Total 199

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 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 109