Area Information for Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX

Rathfern Way in Newtownabbey is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Rathcoole ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast North. This page combines information for the address Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX, 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 Rathcoole
UK Parliamentary Constituency Belfast North
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 Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX:

Lacken Walk, Newtownabbey, BT36 6BH
Knockane Way, Newtownabbey, BT36 6BT
Knockane Way, Newtownabbey, BT36 6BU
Tulleevin Drive, Newtownabbey, BT36 6BL
Knockenagh Walk, Newtownabbey, BT36 6BW
Tulleevin Drive, Newtownabbey, BT36 6BN

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 Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX 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 Rathfern Way, 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 3
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 132
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 144
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 52
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 29
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rent Free 9
Total 141

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 42
Two People 49
Three People 25
Four People 18
Five People 3
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 141

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 91

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 Rathcoole ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). 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 139
Female 188
Total 327

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 30
5-7 9
8-9 6
10-14 22
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 7
20-24 19
25-29 23
30-44 52
45-59 53
60-64 20
65-74 46
75-84 21
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 327

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT36 6BX 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 82
Married 117
Divorced 24
Separated 10
Widowed 24
Same Sex 0
Total 257

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 135
Good 103
Fair 58
Bad 28
Very Bad 3
Total 327

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Rathfern Way and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% 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) 22
Apprenticeship 17
2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs 44
No GCSEs 116
Other 7
Total 257

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Rathfern Way, 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 324
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Black African 2
Total 327

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 9
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 304
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 6
Total 327

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 6BX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 258
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 55

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 0
Other Christian 257
Other Religion 0
No Religion 34
Not Stated 36
Total 327

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rathcoole ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% 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 78
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 5
Total 230

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 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 120

Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX 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, 50 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT36 6BX.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 50 crimes committed near Rathfern Way
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 6BX. 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 6BX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX. The nearest railway station is Whiteabbey Halt, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whiteabbey Halt 0.6 miles
Jordanstown 1.2 miles
Mossley West Halt 2 miles
Greenisland 2.6 miles
Trooperslane Halt 3.7 miles
Holywood Halt 3.9 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 4.4 miles
Marino Halt 4.5 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 4.8 miles
Cultra Halt 4.8 miles
Clipperstown Halt 5 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 5 miles
Carrickfergus 5.3 miles
Belfast - Central 5.5 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 5.6 miles
Belfast - Botanic 6 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 6 miles
Downshire Halt 6.1 miles
Seahill Halt 6.1 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 6.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX. The nearest is Kings Park Primary School, Newtownabbey, approximately 470 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX. The nearest is Abbey Community College, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX. The nearest is Dr. Doran & Partners, approximately 700 yards 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 Rathfern Way, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6BX. The nearest is Whiteabbey Hospital, approximately 600 yards 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 6BX

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 37 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 62.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
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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