Area Information for George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ

George Street in Ayr is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Ayr West ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Ayr. This page combines information for the address George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of KA8 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 South Ayrshire
Ward Ayr West
UK Parliamentary Constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Scottish Parliament Constituency Ayr
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 George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ:

Limonds Court, Ayr, KA8 0AR
Syms Lane, Ayr, KA8 0AS
King Street, Ayr, KA8 0BE
King Street, Ayr, KA8 0BF
George Street, Ayr, KA8 0BW
James Street, Ayr, KA8 0DH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about KA8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ 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 George Street, 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 0
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 79
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 96
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing George Street, Ayr, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 81% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 4
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 69
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rent Free 0
Total 85

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 70
Two People 13
Three People 1
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 85

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 2
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 45

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around KA8 0AQ however is predominantly male (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 59
Female 44
Total 103

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 4
5-7 3
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 3
20-24 6
25-29 1
30-44 18
45-59 13
60-64 10
65-74 14
75-84 24
85-89 7
90+ 0
Total 103

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of KA8 0AQ the number widowed residents is high - 17% 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 41
Married 8
Divorced 19
Separated 9
Widowed 18
Same Sex 1
Total 96

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 Ayr West ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (50%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 25
Good 26
Fair 32
Bad 13
Very Bad 7
Total 103

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

George Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 57% 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) 8
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 5
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 4
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 55
Total 96

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (George Street, 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 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.

Ethnic Group
White 101
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Chinese 1
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 8
Wales 0
Scotland 92
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 2
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 13
Other Christian 50
No Religion 32
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 8
Total 103

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ayr West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 18% 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) 4
Self Employed 0
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 1
Total 65

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 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 1
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 1
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 23
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Below are the details of the closest services to KA8 0AQ. 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 KA8 0AQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ. The nearest railway station is Ayr, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ayr 0.5 miles
Newton-on-Ayr 0.6 miles
Prestwick Town 2.5 miles
Prestwick International Airport 3 miles
Troon 5.4 miles
Barassie 6.7 miles
Maybole 8 miles
Irvine 11 miles
Kilmarnock 12 miles
Kilmaurs 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ. The nearest is Newton Primary School, approximately 280 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ. The nearest is Ayr Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ayr Academy 0.7 miles
Kyle Academy 1.2 miles
Belmont Academy 1.5 miles
Queen Margaret Academy 1.9 miles
Prestwick Academy 2.7 miles
Marr College 5.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ. The nearest is The Cathcart Street Medical Practice, approximately 640 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to George Street, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0AQ. The nearest is Arrol Park Resource Centre, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Arrol Park Resource Centre 1.3 miles
Biggart Hospital 2 miles
Ailsa Hospital 2.5 miles
University Hospital Ayr 2.7 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.