Area Information for Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS

Westminster Avenue in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Connswater ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast East. This page combines information for the address Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS, 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 Connswater
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 Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS:

Westminster Avenue North, Belfast, BT4 1QQ
Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT
Lewis Mews, Belfast, BT4 1FY
Madison Avenue East, Belfast, BT4 1PG
Parkgate Avenue, Belfast, BT4 1JA
Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1HJ

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 Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS 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 Westminster Avenue, 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 24
Semi-Detached 128
Terraced 437
Flat (Purpose-Built) 138
Flat (Converted) 18
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 755
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 25% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 65
Owned with Mortgage 199
Shared Ownership 7
Rented: From Council 45
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 132
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 217
Rented: Other 16
Rent Free 15
Total 696

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 259
Two People 210
Three People 123
Four People 70
Five People 23
Six People 8
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 696

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 122
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 200
C2 - Skilled manual workers 94
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 170
Total 586

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 Belfast East UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 716
Female 798
Total 1514

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
0-4 134
5-7 57
8-9 29
10-14 99
15 19
16-17 32
18-19 27
20-24 119
25-29 212
30-44 431
45-59 187
60-64 39
65-74 65
75-84 41
85-89 21
90+ 2
Total 1514

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT4 1NS 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 573
Married 366
Divorced 103
Separated 63
Widowed 69
Same Sex 2
Total 1176

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 756
Good 465
Fair 200
Bad 73
Very Bad 20
Total 1514

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) 366
Apprenticeship 39
2+ A Levels 136
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 130
1-4 GCSEs 120
No GCSEs 296
Other 89
Total 1176

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 1426
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 39
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 10
Other Asian 11
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 1514

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area within Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 78% 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 63
Wales 6
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 1186
Republic of Ireland 12
European Union 148
Other 87
Total 1514

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 1NS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1019
Republic of Ireland 100
Europe (including European Union) 140
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 30
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 238

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 188
Other Christian 816
Other Religion 50
No Religion 318
Not Stated 142
Total 1514

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Connswater ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% 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 571
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 114
Self Employed 59
Unemployed 45
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 74
Retired 73
Looking After Home or Family 52
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 93
Other 31
Total 1112

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 2
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 54
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 128
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 33
Accommodation and Food 54
Information and Communication 31
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 46
Real Estate 17
Professional, Scientific and Technical 43
Administration 45
Public Administration and Defence 82
Education 65
HealthInc. Social Work 104
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 33
Total 767

Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Westminster Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Strandtown
1-5 Dundela Avenue
County Antrim
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Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to BT4 1NS. 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 1NS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS. The nearest railway station is Belfast - Bridge End Halt, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belfast - Bridge End Halt 0.8 miles
Belfast - Sydenham Halt 0.9 miles
Belfast - Central 1.2 miles
Belfast - Yorkgate 1.6 miles
Belfast - Botanic 1.9 miles
Belfast - Gt Victoria St 1.9 miles
Belfast - City Hospital Halt 2.2 miles
Belfast - Adelaide Halt 3 miles
Holywood Halt 3.5 miles
Belfast - Balmoral Halt 3.8 miles
Marino Halt 4.4 miles
Finaghy Halt 4.6 miles
Cultra Halt 5 miles
Whiteabbey Halt 5.2 miles
Dunmurry Halt 5.5 miles
Jordanstown 6.1 miles
Seahill Halt 6.5 miles
Derriaghy Halt 6.5 miles
Greenisland 7.1 miles
Mossley West Halt 7.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS. The nearest is Dundela Infants School, approximately 780 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS. The nearest is Bloomfield Collegiate, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS. The nearest is Greenway Practice, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Greenway Practice < 50 yards
Holywood Arches Health Centre < 50 yards
Holywood Road Surgery 110 yards
Linen Court Surgery 660 yards
Templemore Medical Centre 830 yards
Eastside Surgery 0.6 miles
Kerrsland Surgery 0.6 miles
Castle Medical Centre 0.7 miles
Willowfield Surgery 0.7 miles
The Mount Group Practice 0.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Westminster Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 1NS. The nearest is Mater Hospital, approximately 2.2 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.