Area Information for Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE

This postcode in Rhu 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 Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE, 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 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 Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE:

Armadale Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8LG
Artarman Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8LQ
Torwoodhill Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8LF
Glenarn Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8LL
Pier Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8LH
Torwoodhill Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8LE

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 Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE 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 Rhu, 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 66
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 10
Total 86
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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 38
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 77

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 9
Two People 39
Three People 15
Four People 9
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 77

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 0
Total 50

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 Argyll and Bute UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 100
Female 95
Total 195

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 1
5-7 4
8-9 5
10-14 18
15 4
16-17 2
18-19 5
20-24 8
25-29 4
30-44 20
45-59 69
60-64 10
65-74 31
75-84 12
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 195

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of G84 8NE there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 63% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 123
Divorced 7
Separated 3
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 163

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 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 119
Good 59
Fair 11
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 195

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) 79
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 21
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 29
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 12
Total 163

Ethnic Group Embed This

Rhu, 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 195
Total 195

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 54
Wales 3
Scotland 127
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 9
Total 195

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 17
Other Christian 94
No Religion 61
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 195

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lomond North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 25% 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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 2
Total 149

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 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 95
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Below are the details of the closest services to Rhu. 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 8NE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE. The nearest railway station is Helensburgh Upper, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Helensburgh Upper 1.5 miles
Helensburgh Central 1.6 miles
Craigendoran 2.6 miles
Fort Matilda 3.9 miles
Gourock 4 miles
Greenock West 4.6 miles
Greenock Central 4.8 miles
Garelochhead 5 miles
Drumfrochar 5.1 miles
Cartsdyke 5.2 miles
Branchton 5.3 miles
Whinhill 5.3 miles
Bogston 5.8 miles
Cardross 5.8 miles
IBM (Greenock) 6.3 miles
Port Glasgow 6.4 miles
Balloch 7.2 miles
Woodhall 7.2 miles
Alexandria 7.7 miles
Renton 7.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE. The nearest is Rhu Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE. The nearest is Lomond School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE. The nearest is Dr Mclachlan & Partners, approximately 1.7 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 Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 8NE. The nearest is Inverclyde Royal Hospital, approximately 5.1 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 G84 8NE

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 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 22.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 22.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 4.6Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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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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