Area Information for Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA

Dunsona Avenue in Newtownabbey is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Rostulla ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of East Antrim. This page combines information for the address Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT37 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 Rostulla
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 Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA:

Rosstulla Drive, Newtownabbey, BT37 0QJ
Rosstulla Avenue, Newtownabbey, BT37 0QH
Rosstulla Park, Newtownabbey, BT37 0QQ
Glenshane Park, Newtownabbey, BT37 0QN
Dunsona Drive, Newtownabbey, BT37 0SB
Glengarry Park, Newtownabbey, BT37 0QR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT37 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA 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 Dunsona Avenue, 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 102
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 154
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 89
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 144

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 40
Two People 57
Three People 16
Four People 17
Five People 11
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 144

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 42
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 88

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 East Antrim UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 54% male.

Male 508
Female 436
Total 944

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Rostulla ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 10
5-7 8
8-9 6
10-14 29
15 6
16-17 12
18-19 229
20-24 318
25-29 67
30-44 64
45-59 88
60-64 24
65-74 37
75-84 35
85-89 9
90+ 2
Total 944

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BT37 0SA there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 68% 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 640
Married 208
Divorced 11
Separated 5
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 885

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 507
Good 369
Fair 61
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 944

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) 280
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 367
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 102
1-4 GCSEs 35
No GCSEs 45
Other 51
Total 885

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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 855
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 13
Chinese 46
Other Asian 17
Black African 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 1
Total 944

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area within Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, 69% 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 72
Wales 3
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 656
Republic of Ireland 72
European Union 40
Other 97
Total 944

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 BT37 0SA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 557
Republic of Ireland 226
Europe (including European Union) 38
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 74
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 57

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 296
Other Christian 397
Other Religion 60
No Religion 156
Not Stated 35
Total 944

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rostulla ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 72% 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 102
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 607
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 11
Total 839

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 136
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 44
Information and Communication 22
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 25
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 37
HealthInc. Social Work 31
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 26
Total 387

Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Dunsona Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Newtownabbey
416-426 Shore Road
County Antrim
BT37 9RT
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to BT37 0SA. 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 BT37 0SA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA. The nearest railway station is Jordanstown, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jordanstown 570 yards
Whiteabbey Halt 0.9 miles
Greenisland 1.4 miles
Trooperslane Halt 2.5 miles
Mossley West Halt 2.6 miles
Holywood Halt 3.5 miles
Clipperstown Halt 3.7 miles
Marino Halt 3.8 miles
Carrickfergus 4 miles
Cultra Halt 4 miles
Downshire Halt 4.8 miles
Seahill Halt 5.1 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 5.1 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 5.2 miles
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 5.6 miles
Helen's Bay Halt 6.1 miles
Belfast - Central 6.2 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 6.4 miles
Belfast - Botanic 6.8 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 6.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA. The nearest is Whiteabbey Primary School, approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA. The nearest is Belfast High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA. The nearest is Notting Hill Medical Practice, approximately 1.3 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Dunsona Avenue, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SA. The nearest is Whiteabbey Hospital, approximately 1.1 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 BT37 0SA

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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 28Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 70Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 5Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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