Area Information for Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland, KA21 6EX
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland, KA21 6EX 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 Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||17|
|Rented: From Council||17|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||3|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||1|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||5|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||8|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||24|
Gender Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Saltcoats ward however contains significantly more women than average (62%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.
Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around KA21 6EX has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 57% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.
This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of KA21 6EX the number widowed residents is high - 37% 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.
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.
However, this area of the Saltcoats ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (52%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
Simpson Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 59% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.
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)||27|
|HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent||4|
|Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent||12|
|Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent||40|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||121|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, 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 98% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Saltcoats ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||20|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||5|
|Looking After Home or Family||0|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||13|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||2|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||1|
|Accommodation and Food||3|
|Information and Communication||1|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||1|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||1|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||14|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||3|
Below are the details of the closest services to KA21 6EX. 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 KA21 6EX.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland, KA21 6EX. The nearest railway station is Ardrossan South Beach, approximately 0.9 miles away.
|Ardrossan South Beach||0.9 miles|
|Ardrossan Town||1.3 miles|
|Ardrossan Harbour||1.6 miles|
|West Kilbride||4.2 miles|
|Prestwick International Airport||12 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland, KA21 6EX. The nearest is Dykesmains Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.
|Dykesmains Primary School||< 50 yards|
|St Anthony's Primary School||490 yards|
|Mayfield Primary School||530 yards|
|Caledonia Primary School||0.8 miles|
|Stanley Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Winton Primary School||1 mile|
|St Peter's Primary School||1.3 miles|
|Glencairn Primary School||1.4 miles|
|Hayocks Primary School||1.6 miles|
|St John's Primary School||1.6 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland, KA21 6EX. The nearest is St Matthew's Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland, KA21 6EX. The nearest is Central Avenue Surgery, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Central Avenue Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Saltcoats Group Practice||1 mile|
|Ayrshire Medical Group||1.2 miles|
|Stevenston Group Practice||1.2 miles|
|South Beach Medical Centre||1.4 miles|
|Oxenward Surgery||3.2 miles|
|Kilwinning Medical Practice||3.3 miles|
|Eglinton Family Practice||4.4 miles|
|Dalry Medical Practice||4.6 miles|
|Frew Terrace Surgery||4.9 miles|
Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Simpson Drive, Saltcoats, Scotland, KA21 6EX. The nearest is Three Towns Resource Centre, approximately 0.8 miles away.
|Three Towns Resource Centre||0.8 miles|
|Ayrshire Central Hospital||4.3 miles|
|Woodland View||4.3 miles|
|Warrix Avenue Mental Health Community Rehabilitation Unit||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 KA21 6EX
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 24 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||23.5Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||38.9Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||4.3Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||8.4Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||Yes|
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