Area Information for Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX

Wellbraehead 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 Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX, 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 Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX:

Wellbraehead, Forfar, DD8 3AY
Carseburn Road, Forfar, DD8 3HW
Windmill Brae, Victoria Street, Forfar, DD8 3HF
Victoria Street, Forfar, DD8 3HU
Green Street, Forfar, DD8 3AR
Goosecroft, Forfar, DD8 3AS

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 Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX 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 Wellbraehead, 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 Types
Detached 3
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 24
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 36
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 67% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 2
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rent Free 0
Total 33

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 18
Two People 11
Three People 3
Four People 0
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 33

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 0
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 17

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 (59%). 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 22
Female 32
Total 54

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 1
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 1
15 3
16-17 2
18-19 3
20-24 2
25-29 1
30-44 8
45-59 6
60-64 2
65-74 14
75-84 5
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 54

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in DD8 3AX is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 15
Married 14
Divorced 8
Separated 3
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 46

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 22
Good 17
Fair 7
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 54

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Wellbraehead and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 50% 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) 6
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 1
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 2
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Total 46

Ethnic Group Embed This

Wellbraehead, 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 54
Total 54

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 0
Wales 0
Scotland 53
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 0
Total 54

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 5
Other Christian 26
No Religion 18
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 5
Total 54

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forfar and District ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 9
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8
Self Employed 0
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 38

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
Manufacturing 1
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 3
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 17
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Below are the details of the closest services to DD8 3AX. 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 3AX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX. The nearest railway station is Monifieth, approximately 12 miles away.

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX. The nearest is Whitehills Primary School, approximately 660 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX. The nearest is Forfar Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forfar Academy 0.6 miles
Webster's High School 4.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 4 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX. The nearest is Academy Medical Centre, approximately 370 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Academy Medical Centre 370 yards
Ravenswood Surgery 570 yards
Lour Road Group Practice 570 yards
Kirriemuir Medical Practice 4.9 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Wellbraehead, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 3AX. 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.

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Broadband in DD8 3AX

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 16 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 45.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 78.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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