Area Information for Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP

Birchlea Drive in Giffnock is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Giffnock and Thornliebank ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of East Renfrewshire. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Eastwood. This page combines information for the address Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of G46 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 Large Urban Area
Local Authority East Renfrewshire
Ward Giffnock and Thornliebank
UK Parliamentary Constituency East Renfrewshire
Scottish Parliament Constituency Eastwood
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 Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP:

Rowanlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6BS
Merrycrest Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6BW
Merrycrest Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6BJ
Merryvale Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6DD
Hazellea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6BN
Merrycrest Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6BT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about G46 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP 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 Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 6
Semi-Detached 42
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 48
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 56% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rent Free 1
Total 48

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 10
Two People 13
Three People 5
Four People 13
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 48

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 34

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 East Renfrewshire UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 68
Female 70
Total 138

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 11
5-7 10
8-9 3
10-14 11
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 5
20-24 5
25-29 1
30-44 30
45-59 26
60-64 6
65-74 16
75-84 5
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 138

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode G46 6BP 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 22
Married 68
Divorced 4
Separated 1
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 102

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.

Health
Very Good 84
Good 38
Fair 14
Bad 2
Very Bad 0
Total 138

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) 45
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 13
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 15
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 16
Total 102

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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 126
Indian 3
Pakistani 9
Total 138

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 5
Wales 0
Scotland 127
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 3
Total 138

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 59
Other Christian 37
No Religion 24
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 3
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 6
Total 138

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Giffnock and Thornliebank ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 37
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 0
Total 94

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 3
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 63
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Below are the details of the closest services to Giffnock. 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 G46 6BP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP. The nearest railway station is Muirend, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Muirend 700 yards
Giffnock 0.5 miles
Langside 0.8 miles
Pollokshaws East 1 mile
Thornliebank 1.1 miles
Cathcart 1.1 miles
Pollokshaws West 1.2 miles
Williamwood 1.2 miles
Shawlands 1.4 miles
Mount Florida 1.5 miles
Clarkston 1.5 miles
Kennishead 1.6 miles
Kings Park 1.6 miles
Crossmyloof 1.6 miles
Whitecraigs 1.7 miles
Queens Park (Glasgow) 1.9 miles
Maxwell Park 1.9 miles
Crosshill 1.9 miles
Pollokshields West 1.9 miles
Pollokshields East 2.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP. The nearest is Braidbar Primary School, approximately 600 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP. The nearest is Hillpark Secondary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP. The nearest is Merrylee Medical Centre, approximately 0.8 miles 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 Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP. The nearest is Shawmill Resource Centre, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Birchlea Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6BP. The nearest is Community Eyecare (UK) Ltd, approximately 4.5 miles away.

* 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 G46 6BP

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 100.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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