Area Information for Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8EG

This postcode in Balmacara is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Ross, Skye and Lochaber. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. This page combines information for the address Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8EG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IV40 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 Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh
UK Parliamentary Constituency Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Constituency Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
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 Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8EG:

Grant Road, Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8FE
Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8DH
Upper Ardelve, Kyle, IV40 8EY
Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8FA
Dornie, Kyle, IV40 8JG
Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8DJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IV40 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8EG 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 Balmacara, Kyle, 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 39
Semi-Detached 15
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 62
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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 20
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rent Free 2
Total 47

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 6
Two People 20
Three People 6
Four People 12
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 47

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 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 35

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 Ross, Skye and Lochaber UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 65
Female 63
Total 128

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 5
8-9 4
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 3
20-24 4
25-29 4
30-44 23
45-59 26
60-64 14
65-74 13
75-84 5
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 128

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IV40 8EG 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 24
Married 62
Divorced 2
Separated 6
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 99

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 75
Good 37
Fair 11
Bad 3
Very Bad 2
Total 128

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 37
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 8
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 20
No GCSEs 15
Total 99

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Balmacara, Kyle, 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 127
Other Asian 1
Total 128

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 47
Wales 1
Scotland 72
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 2
Total 128

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 10
Other Christian 54
No Religion 53
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 7
Total 128

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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 34
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 92

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 18
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 66
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Below are the details of the closest services to Balmacara. 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 IV40 8EG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8EG. The nearest railway station is Duncraig, approximately 4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Duncraig 4 miles
Plockton 4.4 miles
Duirinish 4.6 miles
Stromeferry 4.8 miles
Kyle of Lochalsh 4.8 miles
Attadale 9 miles
Strathcarron 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest primary schools to Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8EG. The nearest is Auchtertyre Primary, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Auchtertyre Primary < 50 yards
Plockton Primary School 4.3 miles
Glenelg Primary School 4.6 miles
Kyle Primary School 4.9 miles
Kyleakin Primary School 5.6 miles
Loch Duich Primary School 7.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8EG. The nearest is Plockton High School, approximately 4.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Plockton High School 4.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8EG. The nearest is Kyle Medical Practice, approximately 4.8 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kyle Medical Practice 4.8 miles
Glenelg Health Centre 5.2 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.

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Broadband in IV40 8EG

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 39 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 17.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 55Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 15.6Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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