Area Information for Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1TG

This postcode in Forfar is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Forfar and District ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Angus. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Angus North and Mearns. This page combines information for the address Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1TG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DD8 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 Accessible Rural
Local Authority Angus
Ward Forfar and District
UK Parliamentary Constituency Angus
Scottish Parliament Constituency Angus North and Mearns
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1TG 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 Forfar, Scotland 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 52
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 75
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Forfar, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 23% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 69

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 14
Two People 30
Three People 10
Four People 11
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 69

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 49

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

Gender
Male 87
Female 89
Total 176

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 8
5-7 4
8-9 2
10-14 14
15 4
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 5
25-29 6
30-44 21
45-59 51
60-64 20
65-74 20
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 176

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DD8 1TG 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 29
Married 94
Divorced 12
Separated 3
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 144

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.

Health
Very Good 98
Good 40
Fair 24
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 176

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across Scotland 26.8% of residents had no qualification, 23.1% had Standard Grade, 14.3% had Highers, 9.7% had HNC/HND, and 26.1% had a degree (or similar).

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.

Due to the way in which census data was collected in Scotland, former SCE Higher Grade, Highers, and Advanced Highers are grouped together as "Highers" in the data below.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 50
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 14
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 13
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 38
Total 144

Ethnic Group Embed This

Forfar, Scotland 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 exclusively 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 176
Total 176

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.3% of the resident population of Scotland were born in Scotland. The other groups were 8.7% English, 0.3% Welsh, 0.7% Northern Irish, 0.4% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.6% from other European Union countries, and 4% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 16
Wales 2
Scotland 149
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 4
Total 176

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Scotland is primarily a Christian country, with 15.9% of residents Catholic, 37.9% other Christians, and 2.5% other religions. Approximately 36.7% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 7% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Catholic 19
Other Christian 78
No Religion 67
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 176

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forfar and District ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 24% 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 41
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 2
Total 131

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 9
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 7
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 74
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Below are the details of the closest services to DD8 1TG. 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 DD8 1TG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1TG. The nearest railway station is Monifieth, approximately 12 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Monifieth 12 miles
Balmossie 12 miles
Broughty Ferry 12 miles
Barry Links 12 miles
Dundee 13 miles
Golf Street 13 miles
Carnoustie 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1TG. The nearest is Langlands Primary School, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1TG. The nearest is Forfar Academy, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forfar Academy 2.1 miles
Webster's High School 4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 4 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1TG. The nearest is Ravenswood Surgery, approximately 1.8 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ravenswood Surgery 1.8 miles
Lour Road Group Practice 1.9 miles
Academy Medical Centre 2.1 miles
Kirriemuir Medical Practice 4.1 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1TG. The nearest is Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre 2.7 miles
Whitehills Hospital 2.7 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.