Area Information for Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW

Goosecroft 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 Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW, 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 Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW:

Goosecroft, Forfar, DD8 3AU
Green Street, Forfar, DD8 3AR
Queen Street, Forfar, DD8 3AN
Goosecroft, Forfar, DD8 3AS
Queen Street, Forfar, DD8 3AQ
Goosecroft, Forfar, DD8 3AT

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 Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW 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 4
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 16
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 49
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 46

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 20
Two People 13
Three People 7
Four People 4
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 46

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 6
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 36

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 46% male.

Gender
Male 43
Female 51
Total 94

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 10
5-7 2
8-9 2
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 11
25-29 14
30-44 19
45-59 9
60-64 6
65-74 11
75-84 5
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 94

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DD8 3AW 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 33
Married 29
Divorced 9
Separated 4
Widowed 4
Same Sex 0
Total 79

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 48
Good 33
Fair 11
Bad 2
Very Bad 0
Total 94

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) 13
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 9
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 7
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Total 79

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Goosecroft, 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 97% 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 91
Chinese 2
Total 93

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 4
Wales 0
Scotland 76
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 11
Other 3
Total 94

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 38
No Religion 40
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 4
Total 94

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forfar and District ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 37
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 72

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 18
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 2
Total 49
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Below are the details of the closest services to DD8 3AW. 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 3AW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW. The nearest railway station is Monifieth, approximately 12 miles away.

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW. The nearest is Strathmore Primary School, approximately 650 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW. The nearest is Forfar Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forfar Academy 0.7 miles
Webster's High School 4.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 4 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW. The nearest is Academy Medical Centre, approximately 210 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Academy Medical Centre 210 yards
Lour Road Group Practice 460 yards
Ravenswood Surgery 520 yards
Kirriemuir Medical Practice 5 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Goosecroft, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AW. The nearest is Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whitehills Health And Community Care Centre 0.7 miles
Whitehills Hospital 0.7 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.

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Broadband in DD8 3AW

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 30.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 52.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 17Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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