Area Information for Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP

This postcode in Kirknewton is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Livingston South ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Livingston. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Almond Valley. This page combines information for the address Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH27 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in January 2006. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban Area
Local Authority West Lothian
Ward Livingston South
UK Parliamentary Constituency Livingston
Scottish Parliament Constituency Almond Valley
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 Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP:

Leyden Road, Kirknewton, EH27 8DW
Camps Industrial Estate, Kirknewton, EH27 8DF
Kirknewton Court, Kirknewton, EH27 8BT
Caledonian Court, Kirknewton, EH27 8BX
The Camps, Kirknewton, EH27 8DN
Braekirk Gardens, Kirknewton, EH27 8BP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH27 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP 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 Kirknewton, Scotland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 5
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 62
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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 12
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 62

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 16
Two People 19
Three People 6
Four People 13
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 62

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 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 44

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 Livingston UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 93
Female 92
Total 185

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 10
5-7 12
8-9 4
10-14 16
15 0
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 10
25-29 14
30-44 40
45-59 28
60-64 12
65-74 14
75-84 10
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 185

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EH27 8YP 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.

Relationship Status
Single 56
Married 65
Divorced 9
Separated 5
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 143

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.

Very Good 89
Good 54
Fair 32
Bad 4
Very Bad 6
Total 185

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) 22
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 10
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 17
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 57
Total 143

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Kirknewton, 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 95% 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 176
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 4
Chinese 1
Black African 1
Total 185

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 10
Wales 1
Scotland 162
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 5
Other 6
Total 185

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.

Catholic 19
Other Christian 52
No Religion 95
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 3
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 185

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 43
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 5
Total 130

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 9
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 67
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH27 8YP. 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 EH27 8YP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP. The nearest railway station is Livingston North, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Livingston North 0.9 miles
Livingston South 1.7 miles
Uphall 2.2 miles
West Calder 3 miles
Kirknewton 3.8 miles
Bathgate 4.4 miles
Addiewell 4.5 miles
Armadale (West Lothian) 6 miles
Linlithgow 6.4 miles
Breich 7 miles
Curriehill 8.2 miles
Blackridge 8.6 miles
Dalmeny 8.7 miles
Fauldhouse 8.8 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 8.8 miles
Edinburgh Park 9 miles
South Gyle 9.4 miles
Wester Hailes 9.6 miles
Polmont 9.7 miles
North Queensferry 9.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP. The nearest is Peel Primary School, approximately 670 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP. The nearest is St Margaret's Academy, approximately 570 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP. The nearest is Howden Health Centre, approximately 490 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Kirknewton, Scotland, EH27 8YP. The nearest is St John's Hospital, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St John's Hospital 450 yards
Bathgate House Day Hospital 4.5 miles
St Michael's Hospital 6.2 miles
Tippethill Hospital 6.2 miles
Whitburn Day Hospital 6.4 miles
Whitburn House 6.4 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.