Area Information for Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND

This postcode in Shandon is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Lomond North 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 Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 2015. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban Area
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
Ward Lomond North
UK Parliamentary Constituency Argyll and Bute
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 Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND:

Broomfield Gardens, Shandon, Helensburgh, G84 8HR
Shandon, Helensburgh, G84 8NN
Queens Point, Shandon, Helensburgh, G84 8QZ
Kings Point, Shandon, Helensburgh, G84 8BT
Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8NL
Shandon, Helensburgh, G84 8NW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about G84 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND 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 Shandon, Helensburgh, 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 28
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 30
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rent Free 0
Total 29

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 3
Two People 14
Three People 6
Four People 5
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 29

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 19

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 North ward however contains significantly more women than average (60%). 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 46
Female 70
Total 116

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 0
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 6
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 0
20-24 3
25-29 3
30-44 4
45-59 26
60-64 10
65-74 12
75-84 15
85-89 6
90+ 19
Total 116

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of G84 8ND the number widowed residents is high - 20% 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 21
Married 57
Divorced 3
Separated 0
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 104

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.

However, this area of the Lomond North ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 53
Good 23
Fair 25
Bad 13
Very Bad 2
Total 116

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) 46
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 5
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 12
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Total 104

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Shandon, 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 98% 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 114
Other Asian 2
Total 116

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 31
Wales 1
Scotland 78
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 4
Total 116

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 13
Other Christian 66
No Religion 26
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 116

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lomond North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% 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 19
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 4
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 64

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
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 31
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 Shandon. 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 8ND.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND. The nearest railway station is Helensburgh Upper, approximately 2.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Helensburgh Upper 2.6 miles
Helensburgh Central 2.8 miles
Garelochhead 3.8 miles
Craigendoran 3.8 miles
Gourock 4.8 miles
Fort Matilda 4.9 miles
Greenock West 5.7 miles
Greenock Central 6 miles
Drumfrochar 6.1 miles
Branchton 6.2 miles
Cartsdyke 6.4 miles
Whinhill 6.5 miles
Bogston 7.1 miles
IBM (Greenock) 7.1 miles
Cardross 7.1 miles
Port Glasgow 7.7 miles
Balloch 8.2 miles
Woodhall 8.5 miles
Alexandria 8.7 miles
Renton 8.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND. The nearest is Rhu Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND. The nearest is Lomond School, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lomond School 2.5 miles
Hermitage Academy 4.1 miles
St Columba's High School 5.3 miles
Clydeview Academy 5.4 miles
Cedars School of Excellence 5.5 miles
Notre Dame High School 6.1 miles
Inverclyde Academy 6.3 miles
Dunoon Grammar School 7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND. The nearest is Dr Mclachlan & Partners, approximately 2.9 miles 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 Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8ND. The nearest is Inverclyde Royal Hospital, approximately 5.9 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.