Area Information for Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, Scotland, HS8 5RF

This postcode in Ardivachar is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Na h-Eileanan an Iar. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Na h-Eileanan an Iar. This page combines information for the address Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, Scotland, HS8 5RF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of HS8 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 Very Remote Rural
Local Authority Na h-Eileanan Siar
Ward Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas
UK Parliamentary Constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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 Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, Scotland, HS8 5RF:

Kilaulay, Isle Of South Uist, HS8 5RE
Linique, Isle Of South Uist, HS8 5RD
Balgarva, Isle Of South Uist, HS8 5RB
Clachan, Eochar, Isle Of South Uist, HS8 5RA
Ardnamonie, Isle Of South Uist, HS8 5RG
Bualadubh, Isle Of South Uist, HS8 5RQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about HS8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, Scotland, HS8 5RF 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 Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, 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 49
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 53
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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 27
Owned with Mortgage 9
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 40

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 11
Two People 12
Three People 5
Four People 8
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 40

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 9
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 30

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 HS8 5RF however is predominantly male (56%). 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 58
Female 45
Total 103

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 6
5-7 3
8-9 5
10-14 5
15 0
16-17 4
18-19 3
20-24 5
25-29 3
30-44 13
45-59 31
60-64 13
65-74 6
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 103

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode HS8 5RF 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 29
Married 48
Divorced 3
Separated 1
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 84

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 55
Good 28
Fair 15
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 103

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) 20
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 10
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 12
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 25
Total 84

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, 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 97% 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 100
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Total 103

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 22
Wales 2
Scotland 77
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 0
Other 1
Total 103

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 55
Other Christian 27
No Religion 12
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 103

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 34
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 3
Total 78

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 3
Manufacturing 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 58
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Below are the details of the closest services to Ardivachar. 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 HS8 5RF.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest primary schools to Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, Scotland, HS8 5RF. The nearest is Iochdar Primary School, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Iochdar Primary School 2.7 miles
Sgoil Bhaile a Mhanaich 6.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, Scotland, HS8 5RF. The nearest is Sgoil Lionacleit, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sgoil Lionacleit 3.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 1 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, Scotland, HS8 5RF. The nearest is Benbecula Medical Practice, approximately 4.6 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Benbecula Medical Practice 4.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Ardivachar, Isle Of South Uist, Scotland, HS8 5RF. The nearest is Uist & Barra Hospital, approximately 6.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Uist & Barra Hospital 6.2 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.