Area Information for Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX

Buchanan Avenue in Balloch is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Lomond ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of West Dunbartonshire. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Dumbarton. This page combines information for the address Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of G83 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 Urban Area
Local Authority West Dunbartonshire
Ward Lomond
UK Parliamentary Constituency West Dunbartonshire
Scottish Parliament Constituency Dumbarton
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 Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX:

Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, G83 8DU
Lindsay Quadrant, Balloch, Alexandria, G83 8DT
Buchanan Court, Balloch, Alexandria, G83 8BT
Martin Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, G83 8AF
McFarlane Road, Balloch, Alexandria, G83 8EA
Cook Road, Balloch, Alexandria, G83 8DH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about G83 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX 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 2
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 25
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 64
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 59% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rent Free 0
Total 61

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 23
Two People 18
Three People 14
Four People 4
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 61

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 1
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 26
Total 46

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 Lomond ward however contains significantly more women than average (59%). 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 52
Female 75
Total 127

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around G83 8DX has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 15
5-7 3
8-9 7
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 1
20-24 9
25-29 5
30-44 27
45-59 24
60-64 3
65-74 11
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 127

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode G83 8DX 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 47
Married 20
Divorced 10
Separated 2
Widowed 13
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.

Health
Very Good 51
Good 40
Fair 19
Bad 12
Very Bad 5
Total 127

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Buchanan Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 9
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 4
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8
1-4 GCSEs 30
No GCSEs 41
Total 92

Ethnic Group Embed This

Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, 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 127
Total 127

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 119
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 1
Total 127

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 31
Other Christian 24
No Religion 54
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 127

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 25
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 2
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 2
Total 84

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 1
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 41
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Below are the details of the closest services to Balloch. 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 G83 8DX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX. The nearest railway station is Balloch, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Balloch 0.9 miles
Alexandria 1.3 miles
Renton 2.4 miles
Dalreoch 3.8 miles
Dumbarton Central 3.8 miles
Dumbarton East 4.1 miles
Cardross 4.6 miles
Langbank 5.4 miles
Bowling 5.5 miles
Craigendoran 5.8 miles
Woodhall 6.1 miles
Helensburgh Upper 6.6 miles
Helensburgh Central 6.7 miles
Kilpatrick 6.7 miles
Port Glasgow 6.9 miles
Bishopton 7.2 miles
Bogston 7.3 miles
Cartsdyke 7.8 miles
Dalmuir 8.1 miles
Greenock Central 8.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX. The nearest is Haldane Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX. The nearest is Vale Of Leven Academy, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX. The nearest is Drs Mclachlan & Meikle, approximately 1.1 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Buchanan Avenue, Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, G83 8DX. The nearest is Vale Of Leven General Hospital, approximately 1.3 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 G83 8DX

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 24 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 74.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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