Area Information for Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP

Forest Grove in Kilmarnock is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Kilmarnock East and Hurlford ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Kilmarnock and Loudoun. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley. This page combines information for the address Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of KA3 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 Urban Area
Local Authority East Ayrshire
Ward Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
UK Parliamentary Constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Scottish Parliament Constituency Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley
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 Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP:

Glasgow Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1UW
Assloss Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1AN
Glasgow Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1UN
Grougar Drive, Kilmarnock, KA3 1UL
Glasgow Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1UT
Grougar Gardens, Kilmarnock, KA3 1UR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about KA3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP 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 Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, 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 31
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 55
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rent Free 0
Total 54

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 9
Two People 30
Three People 9
Four People 6
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 54

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 37

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 Kilmarnock and Loudoun UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 60
Female 60
Total 120

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 2
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 2
20-24 9
25-29 4
30-44 9
45-59 36
60-64 22
65-74 16
75-84 8
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 120

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of KA3 1UP there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 62% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 25
Married 74
Divorced 9
Separated 2
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 113

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 65
Good 42
Fair 8
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 120

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across Scotland 26.8% of residents had no qualification, 23.1% had Standard Grade, 14.3% had Highers, 9.7% had HNC/HND, and 26.1% had a degree (or similar).

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) 33
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 16
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 27
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Total 113

Ethnic Group Embed This

Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, 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 120
Total 120

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 12
Wales 0
Scotland 107
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 0
Total 120

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 16
Other Christian 66
No Religion 34
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 4
Total 120

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kilmarnock East and Hurlford ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 27% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 37
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 0
Total 101

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
Manufacturing 6
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 65
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Below are the details of the closest services to KA3 1UP. 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 KA3 1UP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP. The nearest railway station is Kilmarnock, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kilmarnock 1.3 miles
Kilmaurs 2 miles
Stewarton 3.9 miles
Dunlop 6.1 miles
Irvine 7.7 miles
Barassie 8.1 miles
Troon 9 miles
Kilwinning 9.1 miles
Prestwick International Airport 9.8 miles
Prestwick Town 11 miles
Dalry 11 miles
Stevenston 11 miles
Glengarnock 11 miles
Neilston 11 miles
Saltcoats 12 miles
Newton-on-Ayr 13 miles
Lochwinnoch 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP. The nearest is Onthank Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP. The nearest is St Joseph's Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Joseph's Academy 0.9 miles
Kilmarnock Academy 1.1 miles
Grange Academy 1.9 miles
Stewarton Academy 3.8 miles
Loudoun Academy 4.2 miles
Greenwood Academy 6.1 miles
Irvine Royal Academy 7.6 miles
Marr College 8.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP. The nearest is Marnock Medical Group, approximately 1.4 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Forest Grove, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 1UP. The nearest is University Hospital Crosshouse, approximately 2.5 miles away.

* 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 KA3 1UP

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 46 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 58Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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