Area Information for South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ

South 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 South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ, 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 South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ:

South Street, Forfar, DD8 2BX
Nursery Street, Forfar, DD8 2HP
South Street, Forfar, DD8 2HD
Strang Street, Forfar, DD8 2HR
Kirkton Park, Forfar, DD8 2BY
Kirkton Place, Forfar, DD8 2DT

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 South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ 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 South Street, Forfar, Scotland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 0
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 36
Flat (Purpose-Built) 25
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 71
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing South Street, Forfar, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 69% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 48
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 2
Total 70

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 47
Two People 19
Three People 3
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 70

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 5
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 35

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 37
Female 61
Total 98

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 4
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 4
25-29 1
30-44 16
45-59 20
60-64 7
65-74 13
75-84 18
85-89 8
90+ 3
Total 98

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DD8 2HQ the number widowed residents is high - 22% 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 27
Married 26
Divorced 15
Separated 1
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 91

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 (61%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 26
Good 34
Fair 18
Bad 15
Very Bad 5
Total 98

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

South Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 62% 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) 11
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 5
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 5
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 56
Total 91

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (South 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 99% 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 97
Pakistani 1
Total 98

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 2
Wales 2
Scotland 89
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 3
Total 98

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 6
Other Christian 49
No Religion 36
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 7
Total 98

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forfar and District ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 27% 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 25
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 62

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 1
Manufacturing 8
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 3
Accommodation and Food 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 3
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 30
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Below are the details of the closest services to DD8 2HQ. 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 2HQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ. 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 12 miles
Broughty Ferry 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ. The nearest is Whitehills Primary School, approximately 730 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ. The nearest is Forfar Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forfar Academy 0.9 miles
Webster's High School 5.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 4 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ. The nearest is Academy Medical Centre, approximately 220 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Academy Medical Centre 220 yards
Lour Road Group Practice 530 yards
Ravenswood Surgery 720 yards
Kirriemuir Medical Practice 5.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to South Street, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2HQ. 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.