Area Information for Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN

Switchback Road in Bearsden is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Bearsden South ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of East Dunbartonshire. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Strathkelvin and Bearsden. This page combines information for the address Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of G61 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 Dunbartonshire
Ward Bearsden South
UK Parliamentary Constituency East Dunbartonshire
Scottish Parliament Constituency Strathkelvin and Bearsden
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 Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN:

Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1AA
Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1QS
Canniesburn Square, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1QW
Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1BF
Canniesburn Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1PW
Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1AB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about G61 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 20
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 21
Flat (Converted) 5
Total 57
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 54% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 1
Total 57

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 15
Two People 12
Three People 13
Four People 12
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 57

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 28
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 51

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 Bearsden South ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). 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 98
Female 135
Total 233

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 13
5-7 11
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 4
20-24 4
25-29 5
30-44 40
45-59 40
60-64 3
65-74 14
75-84 34
85-89 16
90+ 25
Total 233

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of G61 1QN the number widowed residents is high - 25% 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 37
Married 85
Divorced 6
Separated 4
Widowed 58
Same Sex 0
Total 190

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 119
Good 46
Fair 47
Bad 12
Very Bad 9
Total 233

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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) 81
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 20
1-4 GCSEs 24
No GCSEs 48
Total 190

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, 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 99% 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 231
Indian 2
Total 233

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 23
Wales 2
Scotland 194
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 10
Total 233

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 29
Other Christian 120
No Religion 65
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 2
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 16
Total 233

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 42
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 115

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 74
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Below are the details of the closest services to Bearsden. 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 G61 1QN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN. The nearest railway station is Westerton, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Westerton half a mile
Bearsden 0.6 miles
Hillfoot 0.7 miles
Maryhill 1.3 miles
Kelvindale 1.3 miles
Anniesland 1.4 miles
Drumchapel 1.5 miles
Summerston 1.5 miles
Jordanhill 1.9 miles
Gilshochill 1.9 miles
Scotstounhill 2 miles
Hyndland 2.1 miles
Garscadden 2.2 miles
Milngavie 2.2 miles
Drumry 2.3 miles
Yoker 2.6 miles
Partick 2.8 miles
Possilpark & Parkhouse 2.9 miles
Singer 3.1 miles
Clydebank 3.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN. The nearest is Westerton Primary School, approximately 670 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN. The nearest is Boclair Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN. The nearest is Kessington Medical Centre, approximately 860 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 Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN. The nearest is Pineview, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 7 closest opticians to Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 1QN. The nearest is Community Eyecare (UK) Ltd, approximately 8.2 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 G61 1QN

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 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 16.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 44.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 17.7Mbps
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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