Area Information for Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR

Walnut Close in Larne is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Craigyhill ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of East Antrim. This page combines information for the address Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT40 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 Large Town
Local Authority Mid and East Antrim
Ward Craigyhill
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 Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR:

Walnut Grove, Larne, BT40 2WS
Blackthorn Rise, Larne, BT40 2HL
Walnut Drive, Larne, BT40 2WQ
Walnut Green, Larne, BT40 2WP
Walnut Gardens, Larne, BT40 2WN
Walnut Avenue, Larne, BT40 2WA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT40 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR 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 Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 78
Semi-Detached 350
Terraced 69
Flat (Purpose-Built) 78
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 578
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 56% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 66
Owned with Mortgage 305
Shared Ownership 9
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 159
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 549

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 142
Two People 173
Three People 117
Four People 80
Five People 31
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 549

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 76
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 157
C2 - Skilled manual workers 139
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 145
Total 517

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 46% male.

Male 619
Female 731
Total 1350

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BT40 2WR has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 171
5-7 77
8-9 31
10-14 94
15 9
16-17 31
18-19 30
20-24 88
25-29 157
30-44 423
45-59 148
60-64 39
65-74 34
75-84 12
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 1350

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT40 2WR 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 397
Married 433
Divorced 63
Separated 58
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 968

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.

Very Good 757
Good 423
Fair 120
Bad 46
Very Bad 4
Total 1350

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 227
Apprenticeship 61
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 161
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 174
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 157
No GCSEs or Equivalent 163
Other 25
Total 968

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Walnut Close, Larne, 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 100% 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 1348
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Total 1350

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 60
Wales 1
Scotland 15
Northern Ireland 1244
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 11
Other 16
Total 1350

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 BT40 2WR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1072
Republic of Ireland 53
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 222

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 209
Other Christian 803
Other Religion 5
No Religion 234
Not Stated 99
Total 1350

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Craigyhill ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 499
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 138
Self Employed 56
Unemployed 44
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 64
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 41
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 42
Other 18
Total 950

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 7
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 97
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 44
RetailInc. Wholesale 133
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 59
Accommodation and Food 39
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 28
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 21
Public Administration and Defence 56
Education 47
HealthInc. Social Work 83
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 44
Total 718

Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Walnut Close
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 BT40 2WR. 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 BT40 2WR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR. The nearest railway station is Larne Town, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Larne Town 1.7 miles
Larne Harbour 2.3 miles
Glynn Halt 2.9 miles
Magheramorne Halt 4.6 miles
Ballycarry Halt 7.7 miles
Whitehead Halt 9.4 miles
Downshire Halt 10 miles
Clipperstown Halt 11 miles
Carrickfergus 11 miles
Trooperslane Halt 11 miles
Greenisland 12 miles
Mossley West Halt 13 miles
Jordanstown 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR. The nearest is Linn Primary School, approximately 680 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR. The nearest is Larne Grammar School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Larne Grammar School 0.9 miles
Larne High School 1.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 4 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR. The nearest is Larne Health Centre, approximately 1.4 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Larne Health Centre 1.4 miles
Corran Surgery 1.4 miles
Inver Surgery 1.4 miles
Victoria Surgery 1.4 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Walnut Close, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2WR. The nearest is Moyle Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Moyle Hospital 1.4 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.

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Broadband in BT40 2WR

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 39.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 55Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 9.9Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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