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

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 8FA, 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 8FA:

Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8DJ
Finlayson Road, Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8EE
Hamilton Road, Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8DL
The Square, Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8DP
Balmacara, Kyle, IV40 8DN

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 8FA 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 35
Semi-Detached 28
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 79
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

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 23
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 4
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 64

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 23
Two People 18
Three People 9
Four People 11
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 64

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
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 Ross, Skye and Lochaber UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 43% male.

Male 63
Female 82
Total 145

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 8
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 6
25-29 7
30-44 27
45-59 42
60-64 8
65-74 9
75-84 10
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 145

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IV40 8FA 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 40
Married 56
Divorced 11
Separated 3
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 118

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.

Very Good 86
Good 42
Fair 12
Bad 3
Very Bad 2
Total 145

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) 38
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 15
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 26
No GCSEs 20
Total 118

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 144
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 145

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 17
Wales 1
Scotland 120
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 2
Total 145

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.

Catholic 5
Other Christian 78
No Religion 53
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 7
Total 145

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% 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 47
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 107

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 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 82
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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 8FA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8FA. The nearest railway station is Duirinish, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Duirinish 2.7 miles
Kyle of Lochalsh 2.9 miles
Plockton 3 miles
Duncraig 3 miles
Stromeferry 5.3 miles
Attadale 9.9 miles
Strathcarron 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest primary schools to Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8FA. The nearest is Auchtertyre Primary, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Auchtertyre Primary 2.1 miles
Kyle Primary School 2.9 miles
Plockton Primary School 3.1 miles
Kyleakin Primary School 3.8 miles
Glenelg Primary School 5.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8FA. The nearest is Plockton High School, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Plockton High School 3.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Balmacara, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8FA. The nearest is Kyle Medical Practice, approximately 2.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kyle Medical Practice 2.9 miles
Glenelg Health Centre 5.5 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 IV40 8FA

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 5-10Mbps. This is at the lower end of broadband speeds. While it is sufficient for internet browsing, and some light video and gaming use, users are likely to experience issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

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 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 7.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 8.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 0.4Mbps
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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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