Area Information for Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7SW

Waterside Street in Dalmellington is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Doon Valley ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley. This page combines information for the address Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7SW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of KA6 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 Remote Rural
Local Authority East Ayrshire
Ward Doon Valley
UK Parliamentary Constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Scottish Parliament Constituency Carrick, Cumnock and Doon 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 Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7SW:

Cathcartston, Dalmellington, Ayr, KA6 7QY
Main Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, KA6 7QL
New Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, KA6 7QX
Croft Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, KA6 7SG
High Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, KA6 7QU
Bellsbank Road, Dalmellington, Ayr, KA6 7SN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about KA6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7SW 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 Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 7
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 35
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 71
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 65

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 30
Two People 17
Three People 8
Four People 10
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 65

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 6
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 33

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 Doon Valley 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 76
Female 101
Total 177

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around KA6 7SW has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 46% 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 5
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 5
20-24 12
25-29 2
30-44 21
45-59 23
60-64 11
65-74 21
75-84 32
85-89 18
90+ 10
Total 177

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of KA6 7SW the number widowed residents is high - 31% 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 50
Married 42
Divorced 8
Separated 6
Widowed 54
Same Sex 0
Total 160

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 Doon Valley ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 61
Good 53
Fair 43
Bad 17
Very Bad 3
Total 177

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Waterside Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 53% 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) 15
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 7
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 18
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 85
Total 160

Ethnic Group Embed This

Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, 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 177
Total 177

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 14
Wales 0
Scotland 163
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 0
Total 177

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 9
Other Christian 74
No Religion 35
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 57
Total 177

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Doon Valley ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% 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 33
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 5
Total 100

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
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 56
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Below are the details of the closest services to Dalmellington. 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 KA6 7SW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7SW. The nearest railway station is New Cumnock, approximately 11 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
New Cumnock 11 miles
Auchinleck 11 miles
Maybole 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest primary schools to Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7SW. The nearest is Dalmellington Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7SW. The nearest is Doon Academy, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Doon Academy 370 yards

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Waterside Street, Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7SW. The nearest is Dalmellington Medical Practice, approximately 60 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dalmellington Medical Practice 60 yards
Riverside Medical Practice 4.8 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.

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Broadband in KA6 7SW

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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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 49.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 78.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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