Area Information for Church Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6ER

Church Street in Newton Stewart is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Mid Galloway and Wigtown West ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Dumfries and Galloway. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Galloway and West Dumfries. This page combines information for the address Church Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6ER, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DG8 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 Remote Small Town
Local Authority Dumfries and Galloway
Ward Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
UK Parliamentary Constituency Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Parliament Constituency Galloway and West Dumfries
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 Church Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6ER:

Church Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6EP
Church Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6EW
Auchendoon Place, Newton Stewart, DG8 6JJ
Church Lane, Newton Stewart, DG8 6JG
Church Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HG
Jubilee Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6UA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DG8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Church Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6ER 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 Church Street, Newton Stewart, 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 32
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 50
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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 23
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 47

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 17
Three People 4
Four People 6
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 47

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 29

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 44% male.

Gender
Male 56
Female 70
Total 126

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around DG8 6ER has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 45% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 4
5-7 2
8-9 3
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 4
20-24 7
25-29 1
30-44 11
45-59 23
60-64 7
65-74 18
75-84 19
85-89 13
90+ 7
Total 126

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DG8 6ER the number widowed residents is high - 22% 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 22
Married 45
Divorced 16
Separated 0
Widowed 28
Same Sex 0
Total 111

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 Mid Galloway and Wigtown West ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (58%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 45
Good 28
Fair 42
Bad 9
Very Bad 2
Total 126

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 34
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 4
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 15
No GCSEs 39
Total 111

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% white.

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 119
Chinese 7
Total 126

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 29
Wales 0
Scotland 84
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 6
Total 126

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 71
No Religion 38
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 11
Total 126

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Mid Galloway and Wigtown West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 33% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 25
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 2
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 2
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 34
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Below are the details of the closest services to DG8 6ER. 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 DG8 6ER.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest primary schools to Church Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6ER. The nearest is St Ninian's RC School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Ninian's RC School < 50 yards
Penninghame School 150 yards
Minnigaff School half a mile
Creetown School 5.7 miles
Kirkcowan School 5.8 miles
Wigtown Primary School 6.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Church Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6ER. The nearest is Douglas Ewart High School, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Douglas Ewart High School 430 yards

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Church Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6ER. The nearest is Cairnsmore Medical Practice, approximately 450 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cairnsmore Medical Practice 450 yards
Galloway Hills Medical Practice 450 yards

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Church Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6ER. The nearest is Newton Stewart Hospital, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Newton Stewart Hospital half a mile

* 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 DG8 6ER

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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 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 59.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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