Area Information for Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE

Buchan Place in Innerleithen is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Tweeddale East ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale. This page combines information for the address Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH44 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 Scottish Borders
Ward Tweeddale East
UK Parliamentary Constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Scottish Parliament Constituency Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
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 Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE:

Mercer Court, Innerleithen, EH44 6QB
Aitken Bank, Innerleithen, EH44 6QD
Cowford Court, Innerleithen, EH44 6RJ
Provost Blyth Square, Innerleithen, EH44 6QA
Tweed View, Innerleithen, EH44 6QQ
Angle Park, Innerleithen, EH44 6PG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH44 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE 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 Buchan Place, Innerleithen, 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 16
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 48
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 76
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 88% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 1
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 65
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rent Free 1
Total 74

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 54
Two People 18
Three People 1
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 74

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 1
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 9

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 Tweeddale East ward however contains significantly more women than average (63%). 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 36
Female 61
Total 97

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around EH44 6QE has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 81% 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 1
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 0
25-29 1
30-44 4
45-59 5
60-64 5
65-74 32
75-84 32
85-89 8
90+ 7
Total 97

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH44 6QE the number widowed residents is high - 36% 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 13
Married 40
Divorced 7
Separated 0
Widowed 35
Same Sex 0
Total 95

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 Tweeddale East ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (53%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 13
Good 38
Fair 29
Bad 13
Very Bad 4
Total 97

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Buchan Place and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 71% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 11
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 2
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3
1-4 GCSEs 12
No GCSEs 67
Total 95

Ethnic Group Embed This

Buchan Place, Innerleithen, 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 12
Wales 0
Scotland 80
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 1
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 2
Other Christian 76
No Religion 11
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 6
Total 97

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Tweeddale East ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 73% 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 2
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 48

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
RetailInc. Wholesale 3
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 1
Administration 1
HealthInc. Social Work 3
Total 9
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH44 6QE. 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 EH44 6QE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE. The nearest railway station is Stow, approximately 9.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stow 9.5 miles
Galashiels 11 miles
Tweedbank 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest primary schools to Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE. The nearest is St Ronan's Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE. The nearest is Peebles High School, approximately 5.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Peebles High School 5.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 3 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE. The nearest is St Ronan's Practice, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Ronan's Practice < 50 yards
The Neidpath Practice 5.7 miles
The Tweed Practice 5.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Buchan Place, Innerleithen, Scotland, EH44 6QE. The nearest is Peebles Psychogeriatric Day Hospital, approximately 5.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Peebles Psychogeriatric Day Hospital 5.1 miles
Hay Lodge Hospital 5.7 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 EH44 6QE

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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 22.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 55Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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