Area Information for Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS

This postcode in Ayr is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Ayr North 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 Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 1992. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban Area
Local Authority South Ayrshire
Ward Ayr North
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 Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS:

Craigie Road, Ayr, KA8 0HA
Cree Lodge Court, Ayr, KA8 0AF
Craigie Road, Ayr, KA8 0HD
Whitletts Road, Ayr, KA8 0JB
Craigie Avenue, Ayr, KA8 0EH
Lymburn Place, Ayr, KA8 0RT

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 Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS 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 Ayr, 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 39
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 60
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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 32
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 58

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 13
Two People 24
Three People 12
Four People 7
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 58

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 38

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 Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Gender
Male 64
Female 73
Total 137

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 3
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 6
20-24 9
25-29 4
30-44 13
45-59 51
60-64 5
65-74 26
75-84 6
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 137

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode KA8 0HS does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 31
Married 77
Divorced 9
Separated 3
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 126

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 85
Good 27
Fair 17
Bad 7
Very Bad 1
Total 137

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) 29
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 18
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 19
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Total 126

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 99% 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 135
Pakistani 2
Total 137

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 9
Wales 1
Scotland 119
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 2
Total 137

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 14
Other Christian 76
No Religion 34
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 137

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ayr North ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 41
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 0
Total 116

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 2
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 10
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 73
Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to KA8 0HS. 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 0HS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS. The nearest railway station is Ayr, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ayr 0.6 miles
Newton-on-Ayr 0.7 miles
Prestwick Town 2.6 miles
Prestwick International Airport 3.1 miles
Troon 5.6 miles
Barassie 6.8 miles
Maybole 8.1 miles
Irvine 11 miles
Kilmarnock 12 miles
Kilmaurs 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS. The nearest is St John's Primary School, approximately 200 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS. The nearest is Ayr Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ayr Academy 0.7 miles
Kyle Academy 0.9 miles
Wellington School 1.1 miles
Belmont Academy 1.4 miles
Queen Margaret Academy 1.7 miles
Prestwick Academy 2.7 miles
Marr College 5.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS. The nearest is Tam's Brig Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Ayr, Scotland, KA8 0HS. The nearest is Arrol Park Resource Centre, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Arrol Park Resource Centre 1.4 miles
Biggart Hospital 2 miles
Ailsa Hospital 2.3 miles
University Hospital Ayr 2.5 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.