Area Information for East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ

East High Street 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 East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ, 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 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 East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ:

Priory Court, Forfar, DD8 2EA
Brander Ha', East High Street, Forfar, DD8 2DZ
Arbroath Road, Forfar, DD8 2HN
East High Street, Forfar, DD8 2HL
South Street, Forfar, DD8 2HF
Arbroath Road, Forfar, DD8 2HS

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 East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 21
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 45
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 50% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 42

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 8
Two People 17
Three People 4
Four People 9
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 42

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 31

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 55
Female 58
Total 113

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 7
5-7 6
8-9 1
10-14 9
15 3
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 4
25-29 3
30-44 25
45-59 21
60-64 9
65-74 9
75-84 9
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 113

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DD8 2HJ 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 18
Married 54
Divorced 9
Separated 1
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 87

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 67
Good 28
Fair 13
Bad 5
Very Bad 0
Total 113

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) 24
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 13
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 15
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 18
Total 87

Ethnic Group Embed This

East High Street, 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 113
Total 113

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 11
Wales 0
Scotland 94
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 8
Other 0
Total 113

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 8
Other Christian 64
No Religion 30
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 11
Total 113

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forfar and District ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 27
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 78

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 2
Manufacturing 7
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 56
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Below are the details of the closest services to DD8 2HJ. 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 2HJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ. 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 East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ. The nearest is Whitehills Primary School, approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ. 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 East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ. The nearest is Academy Medical Centre, approximately 240 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Academy Medical Centre 240 yards
Lour Road Group Practice 590 yards
Ravenswood Surgery 750 yards
Kirriemuir Medical Practice 5.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to East High Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HJ. The nearest is Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre 0.5 miles
Whitehills Hospital 0.5 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.