Area Information for Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4EX

This postcode in Lairg is in Scotland. The postcode is within the North, West and Central Sutherland ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Caithness, Sutherland and Ross. This page combines information for the address Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4EX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IV27 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 Highland
Ward North, West and Central Sutherland
UK Parliamentary Constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Scottish Parliament Constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
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 Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4EX:

Inveran, Lairg, IV27 4EY
Station Road, Lairg, IV27 4AY
Invershin, Lairg, IV27 4ET
Ord Place, Lairg, IV27 4BA
The Terrace, Lairg, IV27 4AX
Ord Place, Lairg, IV27 4BB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IV27 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4EX 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 Lairg, 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 48
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 61
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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 31
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rent Free 1
Total 51

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 12
Two People 25
Three People 5
Four People 7
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 51

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 37

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 Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 54% male.

Gender
Male 64
Female 54
Total 118

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 0
8-9 1
10-14 12
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 1
20-24 5
25-29 4
30-44 14
45-59 35
60-64 18
65-74 16
75-84 3
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 118

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IV27 4EX 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 25
Married 61
Divorced 4
Separated 2
Widowed 8
Same Sex 2
Total 102

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 59
Good 38
Fair 14
Bad 7
Very Bad 0
Total 118

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) 28
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 6
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 11
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Total 102

Ethnic Group Embed This

Lairg, 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 118
Total 118

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 36
Wales 0
Scotland 79
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 2
Total 118

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 5
Other Christian 74
No Religion 30
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 118

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the North, West and Central Sutherland ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 27
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 5
Total 96

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 5
Manufacturing 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 2
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 59
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 IV27 4EX. 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 IV27 4EX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4EX. The nearest railway station is Lairg, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lairg 2.3 miles
Invershin 3 miles
Culrain 3.3 miles
Ardgay 6.2 miles
Rogart 9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest primary schools to Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4EX. The nearest is Lairg Primary School, approximately 3.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lairg Primary School 3.9 miles
Rosehall Primary School 4.1 miles
Bonar Bridge Primary School 5.7 miles
Gledfield Primary School 5.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4EX. The nearest is Lairg Health Centre, approximately 3.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lairg Health Centre 3.9 miles
Creich Surgery 5.8 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4EX. The nearest is Migdale Hospital, approximately 5.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Migdale Hospital 5.7 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.