Area Information for Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN

Solway Street in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Ballymacarrett ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast East. This page combines information for the address Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT4 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 Belfast
Ward Ballymacarrett
UK Parliamentary Constituency Belfast East
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 Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN:

Island Street, Belfast, BT4 1DG
Derwent Street, Belfast, BT4 1DZ
Ina Street, Belfast, BT4 1GG
Sark Street, Belfast, BT4 1BX
Derwent Street, Belfast, BT4 1DY
Tern Street, Belfast, BT4 1GH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN 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 Solway Street, Belfast, 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 10
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 112
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 152
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 76% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 38
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 77
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rent Free 4
Total 152

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 57
Two People 47
Three People 30
Four People 11
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 152

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 75
Total 116

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 Ballymacarrett ward however contains significantly more women than average (59%). 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 132
Female 190
Total 322

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 19
5-7 15
8-9 8
10-14 29
15 6
16-17 11
18-19 7
20-24 17
25-29 12
30-44 63
45-59 66
60-64 14
65-74 27
75-84 17
85-89 8
90+ 3
Total 322

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT4 1HN 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 90
Married 82
Divorced 34
Separated 15
Widowed 24
Same Sex 0
Total 245

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 Ballymacarrett ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (60%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 93
Good 100
Fair 71
Bad 47
Very Bad 11
Total 322

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Solway Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 62% 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) 20
Apprenticeship 8
2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs 26
No GCSEs 153
Other 4
Total 245

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Solway Street, Belfast, 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 98% 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 315
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 1
Other Asian 2
Total 322

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 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 307
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 5
Total 322

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 BT4 1HN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 243
Republic of Ireland 14
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 70

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 5
Other Christian 244
Other Religion 2
No Religion 34
Not Stated 37
Total 322

Economic Activity Embed This

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 41
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 51
Other 8
Total 217

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 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 81

Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN is within the Strandtown policing neighbourhood, under the Police Service of Northern Ireland force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 140 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT4 1HN.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 140 crimes committed near Solway Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Strandtown
1-5 Dundela Avenue
Belfast
County Antrim
BT4 3BQ
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 BT4 1HN. 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 BT4 1HN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Bridge End Halt, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 550 yards
Belfast - Central 0.8 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 1.1 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 1.1 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 1.6 miles
Belfast - Botanic 1.6 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 1.8 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 2.7 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 3.5 miles
Holywood Halt 3.7 miles
Finaghy Halt 4.3 miles
Marino Halt 4.6 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 5 miles
Cultra Halt 5.2 miles
Dunmurry Halt 5.3 miles
Jordanstown 5.9 miles
Derriaghy Halt 6.3 miles
Seahill Halt 6.7 miles
Mossley West Halt 7 miles
Greenisland 7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN. The nearest is St Matthew's Primary School, Belfast, approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN. The nearest is Bloomfield Collegiate, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN. The nearest is Eastside Surgery, approximately 400 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Solway Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1HN. The nearest is Mater Hospital, approximately 1.7 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 BT4 1HN

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 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 42.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 70Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.1Mbps
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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