Area Information for Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE

Balvie Avenue 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 Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE, 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 Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE:

Hamilton Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6NG
Brora Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6NR
Bulloch Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6NF
Melford Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6NA
Evan Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6NQ
Clyth Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6NW

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 Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE 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 Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, 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 24
Semi-Detached 24
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 50% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 24
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 7
Two People 16
Three People 10
Four People 11
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 1
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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 36

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 68
Female 68
Total 136

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 6
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 17
15 1
16-17 10
18-19 3
20-24 8
25-29 2
30-44 16
45-59 38
60-64 13
65-74 13
75-84 4
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 136

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode G46 6NE 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 25
Married 72
Divorced 6
Separated 2
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 108

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 101
Good 26
Fair 7
Bad 2
Very Bad 0
Total 136

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Balvie 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) 55
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 11
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 24
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 5
Total 108

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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
Pakistani 7
Total 133

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 6
Wales 0
Scotland 120
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 7
Total 136

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 34
Other Christian 47
No Religion 30
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 4
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 136

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Giffnock and Thornliebank ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 18% 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 48
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 0
Total 103

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 4
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 70
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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 6NE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE. The nearest railway station is Giffnock, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Giffnock 630 yards
Williamwood 760 yards
Muirend 0.8 miles
Clarkston 0.9 miles
Whitecraigs 1.1 miles
Thornliebank 1.2 miles
Langside 1.5 miles
Cathcart 1.6 miles
Busby 1.7 miles
Pollokshaws East 1.7 miles
Kennishead 1.7 miles
Pollokshaws West 1.7 miles
Patterton 2 miles
Shawlands 2 miles
Kings Park 2.1 miles
Mount Florida 2.1 miles
Priesthill & Darnley 2.3 miles
Crossmyloof 2.4 miles
Thorntonhall 2.6 miles
Queens Park (Glasgow) 2.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE. The nearest is Giffnock Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE. The nearest is St Ninian's High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE. The nearest is Williamwood Practice, approximately 690 yards 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 Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE. The nearest is Eastwood Resource Centre, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Balvie Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, Scotland, G46 6NE. The nearest is Community Eyecare (UK) Ltd, approximately 4.9 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 6NE

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 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 104.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.3Mbps
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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