Area Information for Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ

This postcode in Brechin is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Brechin and Edzell 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 Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DD9 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 Brechin and Edzell
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 Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ:

Hill Terrace, Menmuir, Brechin, DD9 7RF
Menmuir, Brechin, DD9 7RG
Trinity, Brechin, DD9 7NT
Inchbare, Brechin, DD9 7QJ
Trinity, Brechin, DD9 7PD
Menmuir, Brechin, DD9 7RE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DD9 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ 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 Brechin, 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 37
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 64
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 27
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 61

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 12
Two People 32
Three People 9
Four People 6
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 61

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 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 41

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 72
Female 65
Total 137

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 1
10-14 6
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 3
20-24 6
25-29 2
30-44 23
45-59 46
60-64 6
65-74 24
75-84 9
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 137

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DD9 7QZ there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 62% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 19
Married 85
Divorced 9
Separated 5
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 123

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 59
Good 57
Fair 18
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 137

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) 35
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 10
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 24
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 20
Total 123

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Brechin, 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 135
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other Asian 1
Total 137

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 19
Wales 0
Scotland 110
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 4
Total 137

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 81
No Religion 49
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 0
Total 137

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Brechin and Edzell ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% 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 41
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 4
Total 112

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 12
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 10
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 75
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Below are the details of the closest services to DD9 7QZ. 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 DD9 7QZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ. The nearest railway station is Montrose, approximately 8.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Montrose 8.5 miles
Laurencekirk 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ. The nearest is Stracathro Primary School, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ. The nearest is Brechin High School, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brechin High School 2.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 3 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ. The nearest is Brechin Medical Practice, approximately 2.4 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brechin Medical Practice 2.4 miles
Edzell Health Centre 3.1 miles
Laurencekirk Medical Group 8.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 3 closest hospitals to Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7QZ. The nearest is Stracathro Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stracathro Hospital 2.3 miles
Brechin Infirmary 2.4 miles
Montrose Royal Infirmary 8.6 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 DD9 7QZ

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 6.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 24.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 8.7Mbps
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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