Area Information for Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB

Primrose Drive in Portrush is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Hopefield ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of East Londonderry. This page combines information for the address Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT56 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 Hopefield
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 Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB:

Primrose Crescent, Portrush, BT56 8TA
Hopefield Grange, Portrush, BT56 8QD
Causeway Street, Portrush, BT56 8RZ
Primrose Close, Portrush, BT56 8TE
Magheramenagh Drive, Portrush, BT56 8SY
Primrose Park, Portrush, BT56 8TD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT56 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB 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 Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 497
Semi-Detached 232
Terraced 22
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 764
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 230
Owned with Mortgage 220
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 91
Rented: Other 12
Rent Free 8
Total 573

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 162
Two People 204
Three People 77
Four People 84
Five People 39
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 3
Total 573

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 117
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 148
C2 - Skilled manual workers 90
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 83
Total 438

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 48% male.

Male 662
Female 725
Total 1387

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 94
5-7 54
8-9 43
10-14 106
15 14
16-17 42
18-19 41
20-24 56
25-29 77
30-44 326
45-59 252
60-64 74
65-74 116
75-84 67
85-89 21
90+ 4
Total 1387

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT56 8TB 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 347
Married 579
Divorced 68
Separated 21
Widowed 58
Same Sex 3
Total 1076

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 694
Good 482
Fair 170
Bad 29
Very Bad 12
Total 1387

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) 357
Apprenticeship 33
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 141
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 171
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 109
No GCSEs or Equivalent 202
Other 63
Total 1076

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Primrose Drive, Portrush, 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 97% 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 1352
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 2
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 16
Other Asian 3
Black African 1
Total 1387

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 67
Wales 6
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 1194
Republic of Ireland 29
European Union 42
Other 41
Total 1387

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 BT56 8TB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1089
Republic of Ireland 139
Europe (including European Union) 34
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 11
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 143

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 269
Other Christian 786
Other Religion 14
No Religion 193
Not Stated 125
Total 1387

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 372
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 135
Self Employed 94
Unemployed 25
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 104
Retired 145
Looking After Home or Family 44
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 44
Other 21
Total 984

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 36
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 27
RetailInc. Wholesale 107
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 64
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 16
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 37
Administration 19
Public Administration and Defence 51
Education 94
HealthInc. Social Work 72
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 48
Total 618

Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB 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 June 2020, 21 crimes were reported within half a mile of BT56 8TB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 21 crimes committed near Primrose Drive
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 BT56 8TB. 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 BT56 8TB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB. The nearest railway station is Dhu Varren Halt, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dhu Varren Halt 0.7 miles
Portrush 0.9 miles
Coleraine University Halt 2.8 miles
Coleraine 3.9 miles
Castlerock Halt 5.8 miles
Ballymoney 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB. The nearest is Portrush Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB. The nearest is Dominican College, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dominican College 2.9 miles
North Coast Integrated College 3.3 miles
Loreto College 3.9 miles
Coleraine Grammar 4 miles
Coleraine College 4.1 miles
Dunluce School 4.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 8 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB. The nearest is Portrush Medical Centre, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Portrush Medical Centre 0.9 miles
Portstewart Family Practice 2.7 miles
Coleraine Medical Centre 4 miles
Killowen Medical Centre 4 miles
Lodge Health 4.3 miles
Mountsandel Surgery 4.4 miles
Bushmills Medical Centre 4.9 miles
Liffock Surgery 5.8 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Primrose Drive, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8TB. The nearest is Causeway Hospital, approximately 4.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Causeway Hospital 4.6 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 BT56 8TB

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 17 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 34.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 54.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 9.5Mbps
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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