Area Information for Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL

Meiklewood Road in Kilmarnock is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Kilmarnock North 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 Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL, 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 North
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 Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL:

Kirkton Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 2DF
Todhill Avenue, Kilmarnock, KA3 2EJ
Glencraigs Drive, Kilmarnock, KA3 2DE
Muirend Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 2DD
Tourhill Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 2DG
Waddell Court, Kilmarnock, KA3 2EB

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 Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL 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 3
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 27
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9
Owned with Mortgage 4
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 26

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 5
Two People 14
Three People 4
Four People 2
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 26

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 0
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 16

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 Kilmarnock North ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). 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.

Gender
Male 44
Female 59
Total 103

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around KA3 2EL has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 58% 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.

Age Groups
0-4 6
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 1
20-24 0
25-29 3
30-44 11
45-59 7
60-64 6
65-74 12
75-84 27
85-89 10
90+ 11
Total 103

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of KA3 2EL the number widowed residents is high - 32% 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 15
Married 34
Divorced 6
Separated 2
Widowed 33
Same Sex 0
Total 90

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 Kilmarnock North ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (47%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 25
Good 23
Fair 36
Bad 13
Very Bad 6
Total 103

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Meiklewood Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 63% 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) 10
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 6
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 3
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 57
Total 90

Ethnic Group Embed This

Meiklewood Road, 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 103
Total 103

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 4
Wales 1
Scotland 96
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 1
Total 103

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 32
Other Christian 42
No Religion 24
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 4
Total 103

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kilmarnock North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 26% 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 17
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6
Self Employed 2
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 42

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
Manufacturing 1
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
Accommodation and Food 1
Real Estate 2
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 1
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 25
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Below are the details of the closest services to KA3 2EL. 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 2EL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL. The nearest railway station is Kilmarnock, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kilmarnock 1.1 miles
Kilmaurs 1.4 miles
Stewarton 3.8 miles
Dunlop 5.9 miles
Irvine 7 miles
Barassie 7.6 miles
Kilwinning 8.5 miles
Troon 8.5 miles
Prestwick International Airport 9.4 miles
Stevenston 9.9 miles
Prestwick Town 9.9 miles
Dalry 9.9 miles
Glengarnock 11 miles
Neilston 12 miles
Saltcoats 12 miles
Newton-on-Ayr 12 miles
Ardrossan South Beach 12 miles
Lochwinnoch 12 miles
Ardrossan Town 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL. The nearest is Mount Carmel Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL. The nearest is St Joseph's Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Joseph's Academy 1 mile
Kilmarnock Academy 1.4 miles
Grange Academy 1.6 miles
Stewarton Academy 3.8 miles
Loudoun Academy 4.8 miles
Greenwood Academy 5.4 miles
Irvine Royal Academy 6.9 miles
Marr College 8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL. The nearest is Challenging Behaviour Service, approximately 1.2 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 Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland, KA3 2EL. The nearest is University Hospital Crosshouse, approximately 1.9 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 2EL

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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 59.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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