Area Information for George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB

George Street in Dumfries is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Nith ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Dumfries and Galloway. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Dumfriesshire. This page combines information for the address George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DG1 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 Dumfries and Galloway
Ward Nith
UK Parliamentary Constituency Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Parliament Constituency Dumfriesshire
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 George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB:

Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DU
George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EH
Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DG
Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DT
Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DL
George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DG1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB 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 George Street, Dumfries, 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 2
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 63
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing George Street, Dumfries, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 8
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 58

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 38
Two People 16
Three People 2
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 58

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 22

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 Nith ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). 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 41
Female 56
Total 97

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 6
5-7 3
8-9 0
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 8
25-29 4
30-44 10
45-59 21
60-64 3
65-74 9
75-84 19
85-89 2
90+ 8
Total 97

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DG1 1EB the number widowed residents is high - 20% 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 25
Married 25
Divorced 12
Separated 5
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 86

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 Nith ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (69%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 30
Good 37
Fair 20
Bad 9
Very Bad 1
Total 97

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

George Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% 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) 26
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 5
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 8
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 11
No GCSEs or Equivalent 36
Total 86

Ethnic Group Embed This

George Street, Dumfries, 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 97
Total 97

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 16
Wales 2
Scotland 71
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 3
Total 97

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 9
Other Christian 40
No Religion 40
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 8
Total 97

Economic Activity Embed This

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 22
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 57

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 3
Manufacturing 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 4
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 37
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Below are the details of the closest services to DG1 1EB. 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 DG1 1EB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB. The nearest railway station is Dumfries, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dumfries 740 yards
Lockerbie 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB. The nearest is Loreburn School, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Loreburn School 80 yards
Laurieknowe School 700 yards
St Michael's School 0.6 miles
Troqueer School 0.7 miles
St Teresa's RC School 0.8 miles
Lincluden School 0.9 miles
St Andrew's RC School 0.9 miles
North West Community Campus 1 mile
Noblehill School 1.2 miles
Georgetown School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB. The nearest is Dumfries Academy, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dumfries Academy 270 yards
St Joseph's College 0.8 miles
Dumfries High School 0.8 miles
North West Community Campus 1 mile

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 8 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB. The nearest is Greyfriars Medical Centre, approximately 80 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EB. The nearest is Nithview Day Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Nithview Day Hospital 0.7 miles
Heather Lodge (Cetu) 0.8 miles
Laurel Bank (Cetu) 0.8 miles
Nithbank Hospital 0.8 miles
Acorn House 1.2 miles
Cardoness 1.4 miles
Crichton Royal Hospital 1.4 miles
Wellgreen Cottages 1.6 miles
Midpark Hospital 1.7 miles
Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary 1.9 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.