Area Information for Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL

Wills Road 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 Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL, 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 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 Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL:

Wills Gardens, Ayr, KA8 9TD
Wills Road, Ayr, KA8 9NN
Gould Street, Ayr, KA8 9PJ
Galloway Gardens, Ayr, KA8 9TE
Wills Road, Ayr, KA8 9NW
McLean Street, Ayr, KA8 9PB

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 Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL 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 Wills Road, 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 4
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 26
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 50
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 69% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rent Free 0
Total 49

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 14
Two People 13
Three People 10
Four People 6
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 49

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 10
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 44

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 Ayr North ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). 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 52
Female 73
Total 125

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around KA8 9NL has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 34% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 17
5-7 6
8-9 1
10-14 17
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 7
20-24 6
25-29 10
30-44 28
45-59 15
60-64 7
65-74 3
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 125

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode KA8 9NL 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 43
Married 22
Divorced 9
Separated 5
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 82

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 63
Good 36
Fair 12
Bad 11
Very Bad 3
Total 125

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Wills Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 48% 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 8
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 7
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 39
Total 82

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Wills Road, 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 123
Black African 2
Total 125

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 115
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 0
Total 125

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 12
Other Christian 40
No Religion 66
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 6
Total 125

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 - 22% 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 17
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 3
Total 79

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 6
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 37
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 9NL. 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 9NL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL. The nearest railway station is Newton-on-Ayr, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Newton-on-Ayr 0.8 miles
Ayr 1.1 miles
Prestwick Town 2.2 miles
Prestwick International Airport 2.7 miles
Troon 5.4 miles
Barassie 6.5 miles
Maybole 8.5 miles
Irvine 11 miles
Kilmarnock 11 miles
Kilmaurs 12 miles
Auchinleck 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL. The nearest is Braehead Primary School, approximately 150 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL. The nearest is Kyle Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kyle Academy 0.9 miles
Ayr Academy 1.1 miles
Wellington School 1.7 miles
Belmont Academy 1.8 miles
Queen Margaret Academy 2 miles
Prestwick Academy 2.3 miles
Marr College 5.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL. The nearest is Tam's Brig Surgery, approximately 0.7 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 Wills Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9NL. The nearest is Biggart Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggart Hospital 1.6 miles
Arrol Park Resource Centre 1.9 miles
Ailsa Hospital 2.5 miles
University Hospital Ayr 2.8 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.