Area Information for Shielbridge, Glenshiel, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8HW

This postcode in Shielbridge, Glenshiel 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 Shielbridge, Glenshiel, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8HW, 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 Shielbridge, Glenshiel, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8HW:

Glenshiel, Kyle, IV40 8HL
Aultachruine, Glenshiel, Kyle, IV40 8HN
Glenshiel, Kyle, IV40 8HR
Macinnes Place, Glenshiel, Kyle, IV40 8HX
Inverinate, Kyle, IV40 8HF

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 Shielbridge, Glenshiel, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8HW 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, members of the public who wish to use this data on websites or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

If you are a business who wish to use the information in your own products, please take a look at our API information, for details and pricing on how to integrate the data into your own applications.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Shielbridge, Glenshiel, 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 50
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 57
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Shielbridge, Glenshiel, Kyle, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 21% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 48

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 16
Two People 19
Three People 5
Four People 4
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 48

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 9
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 37

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 IV40 8HW however is predominantly male (56%). 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).

Male 62
Female 49
Total 111

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 7
5-7 4
8-9 4
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 3
25-29 6
30-44 24
45-59 35
60-64 7
65-74 6
75-84 6
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 111

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IV40 8HW 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 26
Married 48
Divorced 9
Separated 1
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 91

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 67
Good 32
Fair 9
Bad 2
Very Bad 1
Total 111

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) 15
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 10
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs 29
No GCSEs 20
Total 91

Ethnic Group Embed This

Shielbridge, Glenshiel, 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 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 111
Total 111

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 19
Wales 1
Scotland 89
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 1
Total 111

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 8
Other Christian 53
No Religion 35
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 111

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 - 23% 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) 10
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 6
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 83

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 2
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 64
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 Shielbridge. 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 8HW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest railway stations to Shielbridge, Glenshiel, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8HW. The nearest railway station is Stromeferry, approximately 11 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromeferry 11 miles
Duncraig 12 miles
Kyle of Lochalsh 12 miles
Plockton 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest primary schools to Shielbridge, Glenshiel, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8HW. The nearest is Loch Duich Primary School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Loch Duich Primary School 1.4 miles
Glenelg Primary School 5.4 miles
Auchtertyre Primary 8 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.

Compare Broadband

Want to find out which broadband package is right for you? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool.

Compare Broadband Now

Broadband in IV40 8HW

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 17 reported internet connections.

Our latest broadband offer
Average Download Speed 7.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 8.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 0.4Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available NoData changes frequently, check major suppliers for changes.

Top Broadband Suppliers Back to Top

Thanks to a survey[link] performed for Broadband Genie, we can show you the best broadband suppliers in the United Kingdom as of December 2016. The most popular supplier was Plusnet, based on average scores for value, support, speed, reliability, customer service, security and whether the customer would recommend the supplier.

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

Looking for a broadband package? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool, click the button below to get started.

Compare Broadband