Area Information for Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE

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 2HE, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 1992. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban Area
Local Authority Angus
Ward Forfar and District
UK Parliamentary Constituency Angus
Scottish Parliament Constituency Angus North and Mearns
Country Scotland


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 Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE:

Brander Ha', East High Street, Forfar, DD8 2DZ
South Street, Forfar, DD8 2HF
East High Street, Forfar, DD8 2HJ
East High Street, Forfar, DD8 2HG
East High Street, Forfar, DD8 2HH
Priory Court, Forfar, DD8 2EA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DD8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE 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 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 5
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 27
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 49
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Forfar, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 74% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 3
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 34
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rent Free 4
Total 47

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 33
Two People 11
Three People 2
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 47

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 2
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 9

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 Forfar and District ward however contains significantly more women than average (62%). 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 25
Female 40
Total 65

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around DD8 2HE has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 72% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 0
5-7 2
8-9 0
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 2
25-29 1
30-44 1
45-59 5
60-64 5
65-74 10
75-84 14
85-89 17
90+ 6
Total 65

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DD8 2HE the number widowed residents is high - 43% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 4
Married 20
Divorced 10
Separated 0
Widowed 28
Same Sex 0
Total 62

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 Forfar and District ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (54%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 14
Good 21
Fair 18
Bad 12
Very Bad 0
Total 65

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

DD8 2HE and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 71% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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. 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) 9
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 2
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 4
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 3
No GCSEs or Equivalent 44
Total 62

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 65
Total 65

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 5
Wales 0
Scotland 55
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 1
Total 65

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 10
Other Christian 34
No Religion 10
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 11
Total 65

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forfar and District ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 56% 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 2
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 25

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
RetailInc. Wholesale 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Public Administration and Defence 2
Total 6
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 DD8 2HE. 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 2HE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE. The nearest railway station is Monifieth, approximately 12 miles away.

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE. The nearest is Whitehills Primary School, approximately 630 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE. The nearest is Forfar Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forfar Academy 0.8 miles
Webster's High School 5.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 4 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE. The nearest is Academy Medical Centre, approximately 190 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Academy Medical Centre 190 yards
Lour Road Group Practice 540 yards
Ravenswood Surgery 690 yards
Kirriemuir Medical Practice 5.1 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE. The nearest is Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre 0.6 miles
Whitehills Hospital 0.6 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.