Area Information for Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HE
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.
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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||3|
|Rented: From Council||34|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||1|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||1|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||2|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||2|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||1|
|Looking After Home or Family||1|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||3|
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.
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.
|Whitehills Primary School||630 yards|
|Strathmore Primary School||750 yards|
|Langlands Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Inverarity Primary School||3.9 miles|
|Letham Primary School||4.5 miles|
|Tannadice Primary School||4.7 miles|
|Aberlemno Primary School||5.1 miles|
|Southmuir Primary School||5.1 miles|
|Northmuir Primary School||5.3 miles|
|Glamis Primary School||5.4 miles|
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.
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.
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.
* 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.