Area Information for Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG

This postcode in Lossiemouth is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Heldon and Laich ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Moray. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Moray. This page combines information for the address Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IV31 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 July 2007. 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 Accessible Small Town
Local Authority Moray
Ward Heldon and Laich
UK Parliamentary Constituency Moray
Scottish Parliament Constituency Moray
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 Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG:

High Street, Lossiemouth, IV31 6PF
Cormacks Terrace, High Street, Lossiemouth, IV31 6TX
Shore Street, Lossiemouth, IV31 6PD
Cormacks Court, King Street, Lossiemouth, IV31 6PE
Commerce Street, Lossiemouth, IV31 6PQ
Shore Street, Lossiemouth, IV31 6FH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IV31 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 10
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 19
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 68
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lossiemouth, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rent Free 1
Total 63

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 31
Two People 24
Three People 6
Four People 2
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 63

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 49

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 Moray UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 54% male.

Gender
Male 57
Female 48
Total 105

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 1
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 1
20-24 4
25-29 11
30-44 28
45-59 24
60-64 8
65-74 7
75-84 7
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 105

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IV31 6PG 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 35
Married 41
Divorced 7
Separated 3
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 96

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 58
Good 31
Fair 11
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 105

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) 29
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 13
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 12
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 18
Total 96

Ethnic Group Embed This

Lossiemouth, 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 105
Total 105

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 21
Wales 3
Scotland 75
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 0
Total 105

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 42
No Religion 48
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 105

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Heldon and Laich ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 67% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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) 4
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 0
Total 86

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
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 10
Total 65
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Below are the details of the closest services to IV31 6PG. 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 IV31 6PG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 1 closest railway stations to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG. The nearest railway station is Elgin, approximately 5.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Elgin 5.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG. The nearest is St Gerardine Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG. The nearest is Lossiemouth High School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lossiemouth High School 0.9 miles
Gordonstoun School 3.6 miles
Elgin Academy 5.1 miles
Elgin High School 6.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 4 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG. The nearest is Moray Coast Medical Practice, approximately 1.1 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Moray Coast Medical Practice 1.1 miles
Elgin Community Surgery 5.5 miles
Maryhill Group Practice Incl. Rothes 5.5 miles
Linkwood Medical 6.1 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6PG. The nearest is Dr Gray's Hospital, approximately 5.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dr Gray's Hospital 5.6 miles
Pluscarden Clinic 5.6 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.