Area Information for Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD

This postcode in Kyle 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 Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2002. 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 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 Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD:

Main Street, Kyle, IV40 8AB
Station Road, Kyle, IV40 8AE
Plock Road, Kyle, IV40 8BL
Ferry Road, Kyle, IV40 8AF
Hamilton Place, Kyle, IV40 8BN

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 Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD 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 25
Semi-Detached 15
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 64
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Kyle, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 8
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 11
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 57

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 27
Two People 20
Three People 7
Four People 3
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 57

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 10
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 44

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 50% male.

Male 50
Female 51
Total 101

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 1
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 8
25-29 7
30-44 10
45-59 34
60-64 10
65-74 7
75-84 5
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 101

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of IV40 8WD the number widowed residents is high - 18% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 38
Married 20
Divorced 13
Separated 5
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 94

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 35
Good 36
Fair 22
Bad 7
Very Bad 1
Total 101

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) 21
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 10
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 14
1-4 GCSEs 26
No GCSEs 23
Total 94

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 100
Indian 1
Total 101

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 0
Scotland 78
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 0
Total 101

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 57
No Religion 29
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 6
Total 101

Economic Activity Embed This

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 26
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 84

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 2
Manufacturing 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 4
Total 45
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 IV40 8WD. 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 8WD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD. The nearest railway station is Kyle of Lochalsh, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kyle of Lochalsh 260 yards
Duirinish 2.8 miles
Plockton 4.1 miles
Duncraig 4.9 miles
Stromeferry 7.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest primary schools to Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD. The nearest is Kyle Primary School, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kyle Primary School 660 yards
Kyleakin Primary School 0.9 miles
Plockton Primary School 4.6 miles
Auchtertyre Primary 4.9 miles
Glenelg Primary School 7.1 miles
Broadford Primary School 7.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD. The nearest is Plockton High School, approximately 4.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Plockton High School 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 3 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD. The nearest is Kyle Medical Practice, approximately 90 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kyle Medical Practice 90 yards
Glenelg Health Centre 5.9 miles
South Skye Medical Practices 7.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8WD. The nearest is Mackinnon Memorial Hospital, approximately 7.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mackinnon Memorial Hospital 7.7 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.