Area Information for High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX

High Street in Carrickfergus is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of East Antrim. This page combines information for the address High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT38 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 Mid and East Antrim
Ward Castle
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 High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX:

Castle Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7BE
Cheston Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7BH
West Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7AR
Governors Place, Carrickfergus, BT38 7BN
Governors Place, Carrickfergus, BT38 7BP
Sailors Row, Carrickfergus, BT38 7BT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT38 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX 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 High Street, Carrickfergus, 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 19
Semi-Detached 65
Terraced 155
Flat (Purpose-Built) 247
Flat (Converted) 20
Residence in Commercial Building 23
Total 529
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 98
Owned with Mortgage 90
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 37
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 64
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 131
Rented: Other 10
Rent Free 18
Total 450

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 250
Two People 129
Three People 42
Four People 21
Five People 4
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 450

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 49
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 95
C2 - Skilled manual workers 52
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 92
Total 288

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 47% male.

Male 388
Female 441
Total 829

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 36
5-7 15
8-9 5
10-14 16
15 12
16-17 10
18-19 11
20-24 48
25-29 57
30-44 161
45-59 167
60-64 45
65-74 87
75-84 115
85-89 31
90+ 13
Total 829

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BT38 7AX is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 272
Married 234
Divorced 63
Separated 46
Widowed 128
Same Sex 2
Total 745

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 Castle ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (69%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 258
Good 312
Fair 190
Bad 62
Very Bad 7
Total 829

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) 165
Apprenticeship 28
2+ A Levels 72
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 102
1-4 GCSEs 89
No GCSEs 256
Other 33
Total 745

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (High Street, Carrickfergus, 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 96% 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 799
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 6
Chinese 3
Other Asian 5
Black African 8
Other 1
Total 829

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 38
Wales 0
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 712
Republic of Ireland 17
European Union 19
Other 35
Total 829

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 BT38 7AX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 563
Republic of Ireland 53
Europe (including European Union) 31
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 181

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 89
Other Christian 547
Other Religion 8
No Religion 142
Not Stated 43
Total 829

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Castle ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 18% 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 219
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 54
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 48
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 108
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 68
Other 17
Total 586

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 26
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 52
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 18
Accommodation and Food 21
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 30
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 44
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 305

High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX is within the Larne policing neighbourhood, under the Police Service of Northern Ireland force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2019, 57 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT38 7AX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 57 crimes committed near High Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Larne
2 Hope Street
County Antrim
BT40 1UR
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to BT38 7AX. 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 BT38 7AX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX. The nearest railway station is Carrickfergus, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Carrickfergus 460 yards
Clipperstown Halt 870 yards
Downshire Halt 0.9 miles
Trooperslane Halt 1.7 miles
Greenisland 2.7 miles
Jordanstown 4 miles
Seahill Halt 4 miles
Helen's Bay Halt 4.2 miles
Cultra Halt 4.3 miles
Marino Halt 4.6 miles
Whitehead Halt 4.8 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 4.8 miles
Holywood Halt 5.2 miles
Carnalea Halt 5.3 miles
Ballycarry Halt 5.5 miles
Mossley West Halt 5.8 miles
Bangor West Halt 5.9 miles
Bangor 6.7 miles
Magheramorne Halt 7.2 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 7.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX. The nearest is Carrickfergus Central Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX. The nearest is Ulidia Integrated College, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX. The nearest is Castle Practice, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to High Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AX. The nearest is Whiteabbey Hospital, approximately 5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whiteabbey Hospital 5 miles

* 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.