Area Information for Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6DA
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6DA 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 Merrycroft Avenue, 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.
|Owned with Mortgage||17|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||0|
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||13|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||13|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||5|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||3|
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 51% 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
In the immediate vicinity of G46 6DA there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 60% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.
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
Merrycroft Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% 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. 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)||59|
|HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent||10|
|Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent||14|
|Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent||16|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||16|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 74% 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.
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||2|
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 Giffnock and Thornliebank ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||11|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||7|
|Looking After Home or Family||4|
|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.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|Accommodation and Food||2|
|Information and Communication||1|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||7|
|Public Administration and Defence||4|
|HealthInc. Social Work||9|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||1|
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 6DA.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6DA. The nearest railway station is Giffnock, approximately 0.5 miles away.
|Pollokshaws East||0.9 miles|
|Pollokshaws West||1 mile|
|Mount Florida||1.5 miles|
|Kings Park||1.7 miles|
|Maxwell Park||1.8 miles|
|Queens Park (Glasgow)||1.9 miles|
|Pollokshields West||1.9 miles|
|Priesthill & Darnley||2.1 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6DA. The nearest is Tinto Primary School, approximately 770 yards away.
|Tinto Primary School||770 yards|
|Braidbar Primary School||860 yards|
|Giffnock Primary School||0.6 miles|
|Merrylee Primary School||0.6 miles|
|Our Lady Of The Annunciation Primary School||0.6 miles|
|Our Lady Of The Missions Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Netherlee Primary School||1 mile|
|Thornliebank Primary School||1 mile|
|Langside Primary School||1 mile|
|St Conval's Primary School||1 mile|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6DA. The nearest is Hillpark Secondary School, approximately 730 yards away.
|Hillpark Secondary School||730 yards|
|St Ninian's High School||1 mile|
|Woodfarm High School||1 mile|
|Shawlands Academy||1.4 miles|
|King's Park Secondary School||1.6 miles|
|Holyrood Secondary School||2 miles|
|St Margaret Mary's Secondary School||2.1 miles|
|St Paul's High School||2.1 miles|
|Eastwood High School||2.2 miles|
|Castlemilk High School||2.4 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6DA. The nearest is Merrylee Medical Centre, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Merrylee Medical Centre||0.9 miles|
|Drs Rennie, Gallacher & Steel||1 mile|
|Pollokshaws Medical Centre||1.1 miles|
|Drs Geddes & Partners||1.2 miles|
|Williamwood Practice||1.2 miles|
|Drs Mccoll & Mclaughlin||1.2 miles|
|Drs Quigley, Canning &Wedlock||1.2 miles|
|Shawlands Surgery||1.2 miles|
|Drs Boardman & Partners||1.3 miles|
|Drs Morrice & Partners||1.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6DA. The nearest is Shawmill Resource Centre, approximately 1.1 miles away.
|Shawmill Resource Centre||1.1 miles|
|Eastwood Resource Centre||1.4 miles|
|New Victoria Hospital||1.5 miles|
|Festival Business Park||2.9 miles|
|Florence Street Mental Health Resource Centre||3.2 miles|
|Leverndale Hospital||3.5 miles|
|Acorn Street Day Hospital||3.5 miles|
|Arran Resource Centre||3.7 miles|
|Mearnskirk House||3.8 miles|
|Glasgow Dental Hospital And School||3.9 miles|
Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6DA. The nearest is Vision Call, approximately 4.6 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 6DA
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 16 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||110.1Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||345Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||11.9Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||34Mbps|
|Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available||Yes|
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