Area Information for Dumfries, Scotland, DG2 8RX
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dumfries, Scotland, DG2 8RX 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 Dumfries, 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 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.
|Owned with Mortgage||23|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||1|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||10|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||12|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||13|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||14|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||12|
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 Dumfries and Galloway UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode DG2 8RX 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.
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.
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)||48|
|HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent||17|
|Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent||12|
|Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent||28|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||31|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (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 98% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Abbey ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||19|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||6|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||2|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||8|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||4|
|Information and Communication||1|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||2|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||5|
|Public Administration and Defence||4|
|HealthInc. Social Work||17|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||9|
Below are the details of the closest services to DG2 8RX. 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 DG2 8RX.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 1 closest railway stations to Dumfries, Scotland, DG2 8RX. The nearest railway station is Dumfries, approximately 2.4 miles away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dumfries, Scotland, DG2 8RX. The nearest is Cargenbridge School, approximately 0.8 miles away.
|Cargenbridge School||0.8 miles|
|Laurieknowe School||1.6 miles|
|Troqueer School||1.7 miles|
|North West Community Campus||1.7 miles|
|St Teresa's RC School||1.8 miles|
|Loreburn School||2 miles|
|Lincluden School||2.1 miles|
|St Michael's School||2.2 miles|
|St Andrew's RC School||2.5 miles|
|Brownhall School||2.6 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Dumfries, Scotland, DG2 8RX. The nearest is North West Community Campus, approximately 1.7 miles away.
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 7 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dumfries, Scotland, DG2 8RX. The nearest is Charlotte Medical Practice, approximately 1.6 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Dumfries, Scotland, DG2 8RX. The nearest is Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, approximately < 50 yards away.
|Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary||< 50 yards|
|Acorn House||2.1 miles|
|Heather Lodge (Cetu)||2.2 miles|
|Laurel Bank (Cetu)||2.2 miles|
|Nithbank Hospital||2.2 miles|
|Nithview Day Hospital||2.3 miles|
|Wellgreen Cottages||2.4 miles|
|Crichton Royal Hospital||2.5 miles|
|Midpark Hospital||2.8 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.