Area Information for Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6SD

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 6SD, 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.

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 6SD:

Coulardbank Road, Lossiemouth, IV31 6FD
Coulardbank Industrial Estate, Lossiemouth, IV31 6NG
Coulardbank Crescent, Lossiemouth, IV31 6TS
West End Drive, Lossiemouth, IV31 6SW
MacRoberts Reply, Lossiemouth, IV31 6TR
Halliman Way, Lossiemouth, IV31 6SN

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 6SD 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 Lossiemouth, Scotland consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 23
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 33
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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) - 81% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 22
Rent Free 0
Total 31

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 0
Two People 9
Three People 9
Four People 9
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 31

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 2
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 0
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 IV31 6SD however is predominantly male (82%). 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 550
Female 122
Total 672

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Heldon and Laich ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 14
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 13
15 2
16-17 1
18-19 48
20-24 273
25-29 181
30-44 106
45-59 17
60-64 2
65-74 3
75-84 2
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 672

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of IV31 6SD there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 78% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 526
Married 69
Divorced 20
Separated 18
Widowed 0
Same Sex 1
Total 634

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 98% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 511
Good 148
Fair 10
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 672

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) 125
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 56
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 254
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 184
No GCSEs or Equivalent 15
Total 634

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 99% 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 665
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 2
Other Asian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 671

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Lossiemouth, Scotland), 2% of the residents were born in Scotland, which means that the majority were born outside of Scotland.

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 401
Wales 13
Scotland 201
Northern Ireland 21
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 18
Other 15
Total 672

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 86
Other Christian 206
No Religion 249
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 128
Total 672

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 - 94% 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 595
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 3
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 2
Total 631

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 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 4
Accommodation and Food 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 593
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 619
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Below are the details of the closest services to IV31 6SD. 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 6SD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 1 closest railway stations to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6SD. The nearest railway station is Elgin, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Elgin 4.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6SD. The nearest is Hythehill Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6SD. The nearest is Lossiemouth High School, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lossiemouth High School 860 yards
Gordonstoun School 2.4 miles
Elgin Academy 4 miles
Elgin High School 5.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 4 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6SD. The nearest is Moray Coast Medical Practice, approximately 630 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Moray Coast Medical Practice 630 yards
Maryhill Group Practice Incl. Rothes 4.4 miles
Elgin Community Surgery 4.4 miles
Linkwood Medical 5.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Lossiemouth, Scotland, IV31 6SD. The nearest is Dr Gray's Hospital, approximately 4.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dr Gray's Hospital 4.5 miles
Pluscarden Clinic 4.5 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.

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Broadband in IV31 6SD

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 251 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 8.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 76.6Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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