Area Information for Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX

This postcode in Prestwick is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Prestwick ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Central Ayrshire. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Ayr. This page combines information for the address Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of KA9 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 September 2008. 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 Prestwick
UK Parliamentary Constituency Central Ayrshire
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 Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX:

The Cross, Prestwick, KA9 1AL
The Cross, Prestwick, KA9 1AJ
The Riggs, Prestwick, KA9 1BD
Main Street, Prestwick, KA9 1AA
The Cross, Prestwick, KA9 1AN
Main Street, Prestwick, KA9 1AD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about KA9 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX 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 6
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 24
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 66
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Prestwick, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 63

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 36
Two People 14
Three People 7
Four People 5
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 63

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 45

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 Prestwick 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 47
Female 63
Total 110

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 5
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 7
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 2
20-24 2
25-29 2
30-44 21
45-59 34
60-64 5
65-74 12
75-84 6
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 110

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode KA9 1WX 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 33
Married 35
Divorced 15
Separated 1
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 92

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 62
Good 28
Fair 13
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 110

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) 23
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 9
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 13
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Total 92

Ethnic Group Embed This

Prestwick, 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 110
Total 110

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 12
Wales 0
Scotland 97
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 0
Total 110

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 47
No Religion 39
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 110

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Prestwick 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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 1
Total 83

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 1
Manufacturing 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 10
Total 53
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 KA9 1WX. 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 KA9 1WX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX. The nearest railway station is Prestwick Town, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Prestwick Town 270 yards
Prestwick International Airport 0.5 miles
Newton-on-Ayr 2 miles
Ayr 3.1 miles
Troon 3.3 miles
Barassie 4.4 miles
Irvine 8 miles
Kilmarnock 8.8 miles
Kilmaurs 9.9 miles
Maybole 11 miles
Stevenston 11 miles
Kilwinning 12 miles
Saltcoats 12 miles
Ardrossan South Beach 13 miles
Ardrossan Town 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX. The nearest is St Ninian's Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX. The nearest is Prestwick Academy, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Prestwick Academy 520 yards
Ayr Academy 2.7 miles
Kyle Academy 3.1 miles
Wellington School 3.5 miles
Marr College 3.5 miles
Belmont Academy 3.9 miles
Queen Margaret Academy 4.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX. The nearest is Station Road Medical Practice, approximately 120 yards 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 Prestwick, Scotland, KA9 1WX. The nearest is Biggart Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggart Hospital 0.7 miles
Arrol Park Resource Centre 3.8 miles
Ailsa Hospital 4.7 miles
University Hospital Ayr 5 miles
Kirklandside Hospital 8.3 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.