Area Information for The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT

The Hill in Portstewart is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Portstewart ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of East Londonderry. This page combines information for the address The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT55 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 Small Town
Local Authority Causeway Coast and Glens
Ward Portstewart
UK Parliamentary Constituency East Londonderry
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 The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT:

Stuarts Gardens, Portstewart, BT55 7AS
Harbour Road, Portstewart, BT55 7AX
Heathmount View, Portstewart, BT55 7FY
Carrig Na Cule, Portstewart, BT55 7TD
Highview Court, Portstewart, BT55 7SH
The Promenade, Portstewart, BT55 7AD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT55 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT 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 The Hill, Portstewart, 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 22
Semi-Detached 51
Terraced 142
Flat (Purpose-Built) 238
Flat (Converted) 31
Residence in Commercial Building 19
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 504
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing The Hill, Portstewart, 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 77
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 27
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 8
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 71
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 13
Total 249

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 129
Two People 70
Three People 27
Four People 14
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 249

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 41
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 57
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 49
Total 177

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 Londonderry UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 243
Female 252
Total 495

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 25
5-7 10
8-9 7
10-14 18
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 7
20-24 39
25-29 36
30-44 97
45-59 86
60-64 27
65-74 65
75-84 39
85-89 14
90+ 14
Total 495

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT55 7AT 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 166
Married 153
Divorced 48
Separated 18
Widowed 43
Same Sex 3
Total 431

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 182
Good 168
Fair 83
Bad 54
Very Bad 8
Total 495

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) 135
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 57
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 41
No GCSEs or Equivalent 126
Other 18
Total 431

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (The Hill, Portstewart, 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 483
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Other Asian 2
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 495

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 28
Wales 1
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 416
Republic of Ireland 14
European Union 14
Other 16
Total 495

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 BT55 7AT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 280
Republic of Ireland 90
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 114

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 179
Other Christian 188
Other Religion 7
No Religion 72
Not Stated 49
Total 495

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Portstewart ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% 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 92
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 51
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 40
Retired 75
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 28
Other 9
Total 364

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 3
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 51
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 31
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 28
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 201

The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT is within the Coleraine 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 2020, 65 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT55 7AT.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 65 crimes committed near The Hill
Neighbourhood Team Address Coleraine
17-19 Lodge Road
County Londonderry
BT52 1LY
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to BT55 7AT. 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 BT55 7AT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT. The nearest railway station is Dhu Varren Halt, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dhu Varren Halt 2.3 miles
Portrush 2.8 miles
Castlerock Halt 3.1 miles
Coleraine University Halt 3.2 miles
Coleraine 4.3 miles
Bellarena Halt 11 miles
Ballymoney 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT. The nearest is Portstewart Primary School, approximately 390 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT. The nearest is Dominican College, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dominican College 750 yards
Loreto College 3.5 miles
Coleraine Grammar 3.8 miles
North Coast Integrated College 4 miles
Coleraine College 4 miles
Dunluce School 7.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 9 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT. The nearest is Portstewart Family Practice, approximately 640 yards 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 The Hill, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7AT. The nearest is Causeway Hospital, approximately 5.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Causeway Hospital 5.2 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.