Area Information for Balfron, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0QR

This postcode in Balfron is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Forth and Endrick ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Stirling. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Stirling. This page combines information for the address Balfron, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0QR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of G63 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 Stirling
Ward Forth and Endrick
UK Parliamentary Constituency Stirling
Scottish Parliament Constituency Stirling
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 Balfron, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0QR:

Balfron, Glasgow, G63 0QS
Balfron, Glasgow, G63 0TA
Kepculloch Road, Balfron, Glasgow, G63 0SZ
Balfron, Glasgow, G63 0QP
The Clachan, Balfron, Glasgow, G63 0NY
Dunibert Drive, Balfron, Glasgow, G63 0SU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about G63 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Balfron, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0QR 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 Balfron, 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 39
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 52
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 9
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 47

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 13
Two People 20
Three People 3
Four People 9
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 47

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 33

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 Stirling UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Gender
Male 58
Female 54
Total 112

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 4
5-7 4
8-9 5
10-14 4
15 3
16-17 0
18-19 4
20-24 7
25-29 3
30-44 17
45-59 31
60-64 8
65-74 19
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 112

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode G63 0QR 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 51
Divorced 5
Separated 3
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 92

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 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 84
Good 22
Fair 5
Bad 0
Very Bad 1
Total 112

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) 36
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 11
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 11
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 15
Total 92

Ethnic Group Embed This

Balfron, 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 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 112
Total 112

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 11
Wales 0
Scotland 91
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 2
Other 3
Total 112

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 11
Other Christian 59
No Religion 38
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 4
Total 112

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forth and Endrick ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 31% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 25
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 1
Total 89

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 12
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 3
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 61
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Below are the details of the closest services to Balfron. 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 G63 0QR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Balfron, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0QR. The nearest railway station is Milngavie, approximately 9.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Milngavie 9.7 miles
Balloch 11 miles
Hillfoot 12 miles
Bearsden 12 miles
Alexandria 12 miles
Kilpatrick 12 miles
Bowling 13 miles
Westerton 13 miles
Dalmuir 13 miles
Drumchapel 13 miles
Singer 13 miles
Renton 13 miles
Drumry 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Balfron, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0QR. The nearest is Balfron Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Balfron, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0QR. The nearest is Balfron High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Balfron High School 0.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 6 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Balfron, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0QR. The nearest is Balfron Health Centre, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Balfron Health Centre 0.9 miles
Killearn Health Centre 2.8 miles
Aberfoyle & Buchlyvie Medical Centres 2.8 miles
Drymen Health Centre 4.5 miles
Edenkiln Surgery 6.8 miles
Kippen Surgery 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 G63 0QR

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 10-20Mbps, a reasonably fast connection. At this speed video calling, watching video and internet browsing are usually possible. Users may see occasional issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 13.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 18.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
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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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