Area Information for Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 4ED

This postcode in Helensburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Helensburgh Central ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Argyll and Bute. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Dumbarton. This page combines information for the address Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 4ED, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of G84 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 Argyll and Bute
Ward Helensburgh Central
UK Parliamentary Constituency Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament Constituency Dumbarton
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 4ED 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 Helensburgh, Scotland consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 41
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 52
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Helensburgh, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 50

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 38
Two People 8
Three People 1
Four People 3
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 50

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 34

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around G84 4ED however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 38
Female 31
Total 69

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 2
5-7 2
8-9 2
10-14 2
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 0
20-24 4
25-29 6
30-44 14
45-59 14
60-64 3
65-74 5
75-84 6
85-89 7
90+ 1
Total 69

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in G84 4ED is high - 14% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 20
Married 17
Divorced 4
Separated 10
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 60

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 24
Good 30
Fair 13
Bad 1
Very Bad 1
Total 69

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) 16
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 11
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 11
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 6
No GCSEs or Equivalent 16
Total 60

Ethnic Group Embed This

Helensburgh, 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 69
Total 69

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 9
Wales 0
Scotland 55
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 0
Other 2
Total 69

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 22
No Religion 31
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 4
Total 69

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Helensburgh Central 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 22
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3
Self Employed 0
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 2
Total 46

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 4
Accommodation and Food 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 6
Total 25
Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to G84 4ED. 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 G84 4ED.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 4ED. The nearest railway station is Helensburgh Central, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Helensburgh Central 240 yards
Helensburgh Upper 0.6 miles
Craigendoran 1.2 miles
Fort Matilda 3.9 miles
Greenock West 4.1 miles
Greenock Central 4.1 miles
Gourock 4.3 miles
Cartsdyke 4.3 miles
Cardross 4.4 miles
Whinhill 4.6 miles
Drumfrochar 4.6 miles
Bogston 4.7 miles
Branchton 5.1 miles
Port Glasgow 5.2 miles
Balloch 5.9 miles
Woodhall 5.9 miles
Renton 6.3 miles
IBM (Greenock) 6.3 miles
Garelochhead 6.3 miles
Alexandria 6.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 4ED. The nearest is Hermitage Primary School, approximately 570 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 4ED. The nearest is Lomond School, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lomond School 650 yards
Hermitage Academy 1.5 miles
Cedars School of Excellence 3.9 miles
Clydeview Academy 4.4 miles
Notre Dame High School 4.6 miles
St Columba's High School 4.8 miles
Inverclyde Academy 5.4 miles
Vale Of Leven Academy 6.1 miles
Port Glasgow High School 6.6 miles
St Stephen's High School 6.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 4ED. The nearest is Dr Mclachlan & Partners, approximately 410 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 7 closest hospitals to Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 4ED. The nearest is Inverclyde Royal Hospital, approximately 5 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.