Area Information for Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2LS

This postcode in Forfar is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Angus. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Angus South. This page combines information for the address Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2LS, 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 Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim
UK Parliamentary Constituency Angus
Scottish Parliament Constituency Angus South
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 2LS:

Craichie, Forfar, DD8 2LT
Lour, Forfar, DD8 2LQ
High Rigg, Craichie, Forfar, DD8 2DR
Craichie, Forfar, DD8 2LU
Lour, Forfar, DD8 2LP
Lour, Forfar, DD8 2LR

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 2LS 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 34
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 42
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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) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 40

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 7
Two People 18
Three People 10
Four People 3
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 40

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 32

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 53% male.

Gender
Male 51
Female 45
Total 96

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 3
8-9 0
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 0
20-24 3
25-29 5
30-44 17
45-59 29
60-64 13
65-74 8
75-84 4
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 96

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DD8 2LS 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 23
Married 49
Divorced 4
Separated 3
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 82

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 42
Good 34
Fair 9
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 96

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) 27
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 9
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 6
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Total 82

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 95
Indian 1
Total 96

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 9
Wales 0
Scotland 82
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 3
Total 96

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 3
Other Christian 38
No Religion 45
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 6
Total 96

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% 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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 77

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 5
Manufacturing 9
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 51
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 2LS. 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 2LS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2LS. The nearest railway station is Barry Links, approximately 8.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Barry Links 8.4 miles
Golf Street 8.5 miles
Carnoustie 8.6 miles
Monifieth 8.7 miles
Balmossie 9.1 miles
Arbroath 9.5 miles
Broughty Ferry 9.8 miles
Dundee 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2LS. The nearest is Letham Primary School, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2LS. The nearest is Forfar Academy, approximately 4.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forfar Academy 4.3 miles
Webster's High School 8.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 5 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2LS. The nearest is Lour Road Group Practice, approximately 3.4 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lour Road Group Practice 3.4 miles
Academy Medical Centre 3.4 miles
Ravenswood Surgery 3.5 miles
Friockheim Health Centre 6.4 miles
Kirriemuir Medical Practice 8.3 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Forfar, Scotland, DD8 2LS. The nearest is Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre 3.6 miles
Whitehills Hospital 3.6 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.